Happy Yom Yershalim --50 years of History andAn Asteroid Was Spotted Mere Hours Before Barely Missing Earth
Yehuda Lave, Spiritual Advisor and Counselor
A Soft Reply Turns Away Anger
"A soft reply turns away anger." (Proverbs 15:1)
When you communicate to others in a soft manner, this will calm someone who is already angry at you. This refers to both your tone of voice and the content of what you say. Be mentally prepared to apply this to someone who is likely to speak to you in anger.
When the person who is angry has a valid complaint against you, admit that he's right - and this will calm him down.
Today we celebrate Yom Yershailim with special davening and lectures. LIke the miracle of 1948, G-d stepped in and saved us from destuction and gave us back the heritages of our fore fathes with, Hebron, Jerusalem, Rachel's Tomb and much of the Shamron. What we will do to keep it, has yet to be seen. Celebrate 50 years of Israel
Love Yehuda Lave
An Asteroid Was Spotted Mere Hours Before Barely Missing Earth
Many people have expressed concerns about the cost of the newest fighters. They are expensive but they have been designed with extraordinary capabilities to provide Air Superiority in the next war. Take a look and see some of the amazing performance of these two newest generations. (B.T.W., Israel was one of the very few countries that was allowed to purchase the F35).
Ha-Rav answers hundreds of text message questions a day. Here's a sample:
Which is Greater - The Redemption from Egypt or Our Redemption?
Q: Which is greater: The Redemption from Egypt or our current Redemption, with our return to Eretz Yisrael, the establishment of the State of Israel, our military victories, etc.?
A: Our Redemption, for five reasons:
1. The Redemption from Egypt was after 210 years, while our Redemption was after 2000 years.
2. The Redemption from Egypt was from one country, while our Redemption was from the four corners of the world.
3. The Redemption from Egypt was with the aid of Moshe Rabbenu, while our Redemption was without the aid of Moshe Rabbenu.
4. The Redemption from Egypt was with revealed miracles, while our Redemption was with hidden miracles.
5. The Redemption from Egypt was followed by destruction of the Beit Ha-Mikdash (and another Exile), while our Redemption will not be followed by destruction.
Q: My friend is always lifting weights so he'll have big muscles. He says he wants to show off. How should I relate to this?
A: This is dangerous arrogance. Have pity on him.
Q: How do we relate to Ariel Sharon?
A: It is complex. He had both good and bad traits.
Q: Which were the majority?
A: Certainly the good. He saved us during the Yom Kippur War.
Q: And relating to Yesha, what were the majority?
Q: Also the good. He helped settled 400,000 Jews in Yesha and destroyed the homes of 10,000 there in Gush Katif. By the way, how others related to him was not always proper, since they saw him only as a medium for achieving their goals. They used him when it was beneficial. Someone once said to him jokingly: You are the Messiah's donkey. He replied: Beware, a donkey sometimes kicks�
Honoring Torah Scholars
Q: It is permissible to say out of respect for a Rav that he is cute and sweet?
A: Certainly not. One must use respectful words.
To be Charedi
Q: Why does Ha-Rav cite Charedi sources in his Teshuvot? Should we be Charedim?!
A: There is one Torah. Furthermore, what is someone who is Charedi? One who is particular to observe "light" Mitzvot in the same manner of as "severe" ones out of the fear of Heaven, and who learns Torah during all of his free time. If so, everyone should be Charedi. And one should also be particular regarding the severe Mitzvah of the revival of Am Yisrael in its Land. One should therefore be more Charedi than the Charedim.
Name of Mother in Ketubah
Q: The groom is insisting that his mother's name is also written in the Ketubah. I tried to convince him otherwise but to no avail. Should I refuse to perform the wedding?
A: He errs, since we do not make such changes, but do not fight with him over it.
Date of Wedding
Q: Is there a problem with getting married on the same date that my parents got divorced?
A: There is no problem. On the contrary, it is a spiritual repair.
Special thank you to Orly Tzion for editing the Ateret Yerushalayim Parashah Sheet
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A truly Happy Person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour; And, one who can enjoy browsing old cemeteries...Some fascinating things on old tombstones!
Harry Edsel Smith of Albany, New York: Born 1903--Died 1942. Looked up the elevator shaft to see if the car was on the way down. It was.
In a Thurmont, Maryland, cemetery: Here lies an Atheist, all dressed up and no place to go.
============================= On the grave of Ezekial Aikle in East Dalhousie Cemetery, Nova Scotia: Here lies Ezekial Aikle, Age 102. Only the good die young.
============================= In a London, England cemetery: Here lies Ann Mann, who lived an old maid but died an old Mann. Dec. 8, 1767
============================= In a Ribbesford, England, cemetery: Anna Wallace The children of Israel wanted bread, And the Lord sent them manna. Clark Wallace wanted a wife, And the Devil sent him Anna.
============================== = In a Ruidoso, New Mexico, cemetery: Here lies Johnny Yeast. Pardon him for not rising.
============================== = In a Uniontown, Pennsylvania, cemetery: Here lies the body of Jonathan Blake, Stepped on the gas instead of the brake.
============================== In a Silver City, Nevada, cemetery: Here lays The Kid, We planted him raw. He was quick on the trigger, But slow on the draw.
============================== == A lawyer's epitaph in England: Sir John Strange. Here lies an honest lawyer, and that is Strange.
============================== === John Penny's epitaph in the Wimborne, England, cemetery: Reader, if cash thou art in want of any, Dig 6 feet deep and thou wilt find a Penny.
============================== ==== In a cemetery in Hartscombe, England: On the 22nd of June, Jonathan Fiddle went out of tune.
============================== ==== Anna Hopewell's grave in Enosburg Falls, Vermont: Here lies the body of our Anna, Done to death by a banana. It wasn't the fruit that laid her low, But the skin of the thing that made her go.
============================== ==== On a grave from the 1880s in Nantucket, Massachusetts: Under the sod and under the trees, Lies the body of Jonathan Pease. He is not here, there's only the pod, Pease shelled out and went to God.
============================== ==== THIS ONE IS EXTREMELY WELL WRITTEN:-
In a cemetery in England: Remember man, as you walk by, As you are now, so once was I. As I am now, so shall you be, Remember this and follow me.
To which someone replied by writing on the tombstone: To follow you I'll not consent, Until I know which way you went.
And the final one...
On a tombstone in Boothill Cemetery, Tombstone, Arizona: Here lies Lester Moore Four slugs from a 44 No Les, No more
North and South Korea: When did they split? Why where they at war?