Monday, August 31, 2009

A Village in Holland wherein u cant find a single road...all transportations are done by boats alone

When Asked To Help

Some people prefer to do favors for others only when they voluntarily choose to do so. But when they are asked, they may consider it a burden.

The benefit of being asked by another person is knowing for certain what this person's needs actually are.

And there is even a way to fulfill this person's request voluntarily. How? By doing more than you were originally asked to do!

If you live in this town, I am sure you would have to help your neighbors a lot!!

Love Yehuda

A Village in Holland wherein u cant find a single road...all transportations are done by boats alone

the name of the village is GIETHOORN, its a place they called little venice........

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Men in Film and courage is a choice

Courage is a Choice

No situation is exactly like any other situation. Every situation is new. Therefore, even if you haven't acted with courage in the past, you presently have the capacity to make new choices when new situations arise. 

We each change all the time, either slightly or considerably. The new situations that arise are always more advanced than at any time in the past when you were faced with a similar situation. Let this thought strengthen you in your ability to have more courage than you ever did before. 

Love Yehuda

This is real cool.
Morphing of Hollywood Male Stars.

Friday, August 28, 2009

LUNCH ON THE SKYSCRAPER and attitute is everything!!

This comes from Rabbi Letterman's weekly articles

The Torah tells us how to act properly when going through war and when going through life. The same situation can be viewed from a perspective of holiness and righteousness
or from a perspective profanity and perversity. How we approach daily issues has a profound impact on our lives as the following story illustrates:

Jerry was always in a good mood and always had something positive to say. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would reply, "If I were any better, I would be

If an employee was having a bad day, Jerry was there telling the employee how to look on the positive side of the situation. One day I went up to Jerry and asked him, "I don't get it!
You can't be a positive person all of the time. How do you do it?" Jerry replied, "Each morning I wake up and say to myself, Jerry, you have two choices today. You can choose to
be in a good mood or you can choose to be in a bad mood.' I choose to be in a good mood. Each time something bad happens, I can choose to be a victim or I can choose to
learn from it. I choose to learn from it. Every time someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to accept their complaining or I can point out the positive side of life. I choose
the positive side of life."

"Yeah, right, it's not that easy," I protested. "Yes, it is," he said.

"Life is all about choices. When you cut away all the junk, every situation is a choice. You choose how you react to situations. You choose how people will affect your mood. You
choose to be in a good mood or bad mood. The bottom line: It's your choice how you live life."
Several years later, I heard that Jerry did something you are never supposed to do in a restaurant business: he left the back door open one morning and was held up at gunpoint
by three armed robbers. While trying to open the safe, his hand, shaking from nervousness, slipped off the combination. The robbers panicked and shot him. Luckily, Jerry was
found relatively quickly and rushed to the local trauma center. After 18 hours of surgery and weeks of intensive care, Jerry was released from the hospital with fragments of the
bullets still in his body.

I saw Jerry about six months after the accident. When I asked him how he was, he replied, "If I were any better, I'd be twins. The first thing that went through my mind was that I should
have locked the back door. Then, as I lay on the floor, I remembered that I had two choices: I could choose to live, or I could choose to die. I chose to live."
"Weren't you scared? Did you lose consciousness?" I asked.

Jerry continued, "The paramedics were great. They kept telling me I was going to be fine. But when they wheeled me into the emergency room and I saw the expressions on the
faces of the doctors and nurses, I got really scared. In their eyes, I read, 'He's a dead man." I knew I needed to take action."

"What did you do?" I asked.

"Well, there was a big, burly nurse shouting questions at me," said Jerry. "She asked if I was allergic to anything. 'Yes,' I replied. The doctors and nurses stopped working as they
waited for my reply. I took a breath and yelled, 'Bullets!' Over their laughter, I told them, I am choosing to live. Operate on me as if I am alive, not dead."
Jerry lived thanks to the skill of his doctors, but also because of his amazing attitude. I learned from him that every day we have the choice to live fully. Attitude, after all, is
Love Yehuda

Thursday, August 27, 2009

ONE RED LIGHT YOU WANT TO STOP FOR! and Twenty famous quotes

Love Yehuda

Each of us will one day be judged by our standard of life, not by our standard of living; by our measure of giving, not by our measure of wealth; by our simple goodness, not by our seeming greatness.~William Arthur Ward

  • Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.~Martin Luther King
  • The message is clear: plan with attitude, prepare with aptitude, participate with servitude, receive with gratitude, and this should be enough to separate you from the multitudes.~Krish Dhanam
  • A winner is big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.~John Maxwell
  • You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.~Joe Sabah
  • Regardless of your lot in life, you can build something beautiful on it.~Zig Ziglar
  • Decision is the spark that ignites action. Until a decision is made nothing happens.~Wilfred A. Peterson
  • You might not be what you say you are, but what you say, you are.~Zig Ziglar

  • When I was young I observed that nine out of every ten things I did were failures, so I did ten times more work.~George Bernard Shaw
  • If you don't think every day is a good day, just try missing one.~Cavett Robert
  • Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people.~Barbara Bush
  • What I hear I forget. What I see I remember. What I do, I know.~Chinese Proverb
  • I bring you the gift of these four words: I believe in you.~Blaise Pascal
  • The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.~Vince Lombardi
  • It is a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it. ~W. Somerset Maugham
  • He who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love. ~Anonymous
  • Life is like a game of tennis; the player who serves well seldom loses. ~Anonymous
  • Dreams get you started; discipline keeps you going.~Jim Rohn
  • Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. ~Ronald E. Osborn
  • You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.~Zig Ziglar

This puts a whole new meaning to the saying, "Never run a red light !" Did you know Gibraltar's Airport runway and vehicular traffic crossings are at the same level and cross each other?

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Goodbye to Eli Nata and Jackie and end of summer Barbecue at Joel

Appreciate the Gift of Creation

The Chazon Ish (20th century Israel Sage), said: "A person who lives with a constant awareness of the Almighty will live a life of constant happiness." (Emunah U'bitochon, ch.1)

Today, appreciate the potential you have for benefiting from the world.

The hikes you go on through beautiful canyons and walking by the beach, can help you realize the beauty of world.

 Seeing the beauty and wisdom in every blade of grass gives one an awareness of the Creator.

Love Yehuda

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I like planes and Solicit Advice

Solicit Advice

We can all benefit from the advice of wise and experienced people. Besides gaining from their knowledge, we can also gain from their objectivity.

Many students could gain a lot from asking advice on how to concentrate better, how to remember better, how to read faster and with greater comprehension. Many parents could gain a lot by asking for advice on how to create a peaceful, harmonious home where they bring out the best in their children.

Many teachers could gain from consulting master teachers with much experience. Many businesspeople and professionals could gain from consulting experts in their field.

Almost everyone could gain by consulting appropriate people about how to become a better person. Have the courage to ask for advice.

Love Yehuda
Plane crashes in these attached pictures. (one picture on a ballon is not modest--open with caution)

Joke Story.

Estelle Rosenstein, a regular at a restaurant in Miami frequented by many seniors, was once again bothering the waiter. First, she asked him to turn up the air conditioning because she was too hot, then she asked him to turn it down because she was too cold, and so on for about half an hour.

Surprisingly, the waiter was very patient; he walked back and forth and never once got angry. So finally, a second customer asked him why he didn't throw out the Mrs. Rosenstein.

"Oh, I really don't care," said the waiter with a smile. "We don't even have an air conditioner."

Monday, August 24, 2009

Hiking San Diego with my Pal Eli and expect insults when trying to do good

Expect Insults When Influencing Others

The Chafetz Chaim  (one of our great modern sages), wrote: "If you try to influence others to improve, at times they might insult you for your efforts. So before you approach someone, realize you may be insulted and try to accept it. Don't reply to their insults, nor let those insults deter you from your goal. The more difficulties you have in trying to do good, the more elevated you become. 

"If you were new in business and an experienced businessman made fun of you, you would not give up trying to make a profit. You would still make an effort to be successful. After a while no one would make fun of you. Trying to influence others is similar. Even though in the beginning some may mock you, if you are sincere [and persistent], they will eventually respect you." 

Love Yehuda

You are invited to view Yehuda's photo album: Hiking San Diego with my Pal Eli
Hiking San Diego with my Pal Eli
San Diego -
Aug 23, 2009
by Yehuda
Eli and I hit the local area in San Diego on his visit

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Canadian Brain Surgery .....and Focus on those you can Help

Focus On Those You Can Help

Focus on the people you can help, and don't be obsessed with those you cannot help.

You are a mortal. You, like everyone else, are limited. Obsessing about what you can't do prevents you from accomplishing what you can do.

Love Yehuda

This is a story about the Canadian medical system. I am a Kaiser member now, so it seems perfectly normal to me. Just don't need a brain operation.

Subject: FW: Canadian Brain Surgery .....  This Is Worth Watching

Watch this one, very interesting.  A very good friend of mine is a brain surgeon in Toronto and tells me the same thing.  He says we are crazy to change our system. Anyway, an interesting video.



Friday, August 21, 2009

A husband's promises and see the end result

See The End Result

Before you evaluate a situation as negative, ask yourself, "How can I be certain that it will really be negative in the long run?"

Before you evaluate a situation as positive, ask yourself, "How can I be certain it will really be positive in the long run?"

The answer is of course we can not know, what the future holds. However, we do know that one definition of insanity is doing the same thing that does not work over and over and expecting different results.

Use your G-d given brains to think through a situation and then make your best decision and ask G-d to help it to come out to be good.

Enjoy the piece in the fax attached about a husband's promises given to us at a wedding last Sunday.

Love Yehuda

Thursday, August 20, 2009

How to Decide Who to Marry by kids and Choose Patience

Choose Patience

What is the underlying message when someone says, "You cause me to become impatient," or, "This makes me impatient?" The assumption here is that another person or a specific situation is the cause of your impatience. 

Actually, impatience is a choice. It is one reaction out of many that can be chosen. If you blame your impatience on an external factor, you are to some degree giving up on your own power to create your reaction. Your reaction in any situation always depends on how you personally and subjectively evaluate and perceive that situation. 

Love Yehuda

HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHO TO MARRY? (written by kids)

You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming
-- Alan, age 10

No person really decides before they grow up who they're going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you're stuck with.
-- Kristen, age 10

Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then.
-- Camille, age 10

You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids.
-- Derrick, age 8

Both don't want any more kids.
-- Lori, age 8

Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each
other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough.
-- Lynnette, age 8 (isn't she a treasure)

On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that Usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date.
-- Martin, age 10

I'd run home and play dead. The next day I would call all the newspapers and make sure they wrote about me in all the dead columns.
-- Craig, age 9

When they' re rich.
-- Pam, age 7

The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn't want to mess with that.
- - Curt, age 7

The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them. It's the right thing to do.
-- Howard, age 8

It's better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need
someone to clean up after them.
-- Anita, age 9 (bless you child)

There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn't there?
-- Kelvin, age 8

And the #1 Favorite is........
Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a truck.




Wednesday, August 19, 2009

WHY EMAIL WAS INVENTED and set Reasonable Goals

Set Reasonable Goals

"It is not expected of you to complete the entire work" (Pirkei Avos 2:21).

Frequently, a person is discouraged largely because he has goals that are beyond his ability to reach. While we do have much more potential than we utilize, we still are limited in what we can do. We must set reasonable goals. Our sages tell us that we are not expected to complete the work. There is much Torah to study and many good deeds to fulfill.

A person who demands too much from himself will feel frustrated and discouraged and is likely to quit. Therefore it is important to be aware of your limitations. But some people might feel that if they cannot obtain perfection and cannot complete everything necessary to be done, they might as well not even try. In the same Mishnah the Sages state, "But you are not free to refrain from the matter."

Choose the middle path. Try to accomplish as much as possible, but also realize that you will not be able to do everything. Learn to take pleasure in trying to accomplish without feeling frustrated from not being able to finish all that you would have wanted.

Love Yehuda


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The sound of RAIN and Honor the Person, not the Money

Honor the Person, Not the Money

You should show honor and respect to every person you meet, regardless of whether they are wealthy or poor. The only difference between a wealthy person and a poor person is in the amount of money they have. But both are created in the image of the Almighty, and when we honor people we are ultimately honoring the Creator.

Love Yehuda


For all who love a good rain. watch video,

Monday, August 17, 2009

Underground City of Derinkuyu and Commence with an Apology

Commence With An Apology

If you have to speak to someone in a position of authority, and you are afraid you might irritate him/her, starting with an apology will frequently prevent their becoming angry.

For example, you can say, "I realize this may get you angry, but I feel I need to say it." By telling someone you might make him angry, paradoxically this will frequently prevent his becoming angry.

enjoy this piece on the underground city of Derinkuyu

Love Yehuda

Sunday, August 16, 2009

The Price of Children and nine principles of happiness

The Price of Children.
Power Point Presentation below

One of my most important spiritual teachers has been Rabbi Zelig Pliskin. Like another famous teacher Zig Ziegler, they put the ZZZZ into enthuzzziam.

Love Yehuda

I have found nine principles to be the cornerstone of the emotional base of people who have mastered happiness. At the top of the list is gratitude and kindness.

"Every day in the life of a poor person [that is, someone who keeps thinking about what is wrong and missing] is bad, but a person with a tov lev, a cheerful heart [that is, someone who is constantly grateful for the good in his life], will live life with the joy of a party" (Proverbs, 15:5).

At every moment, we choose whether to live with the distress of the first half of the verse, or whether we will joyfully experience life as expressed in the second half of the verse.

Every time you think about happiness and joy in a positive way, you improve yourself in ways that are consistent with happiness and joy. Individuals who regularly read these nine principles find that their minds automatically create more moments of happiness.

Test it out for yourself. For the next 30 days read this list at least three times a day.

1.I think appreciatively and gratefully.
What five things am I grateful for now?

2. I speak and act joyfully and kindly.
(When you speak and act joyfully and kindly, your brain produces the biochemicals that create joyful feelings.)

3. I assume there is a benefit.
What is good about this?
(Develop the skill of reframing. Find positive ways of viewing events, situations, and circumstances.)

4. I strive for meaningful goals.
What is my goal for now?
(Being clear about your priorities is the first step to accomplishing and achieving goals. Take a step forward.)

5. I see myself being the way I wish to be.
How do I want to be?
(As you picture yourself speaking and acting in ways consistent with your highest and wisest self, you create your ideal self.)

6. I focus on solutions.
What outcome am I looking for?
(If a problem arises, first clarify the problem. Then ask, "What can I do now to solve it?")

7. I let challenges develop my character.
"This too will develop my character."
(Look at difficulties as divinely sent opportunities to upgrade who you are. What quality can you develop now with a challenge that you faced or are facing now?)

8. I consistently access positive states. My awesome brain stores my best states. What state do I want for right now?
(When you give names to your favorite and best moments, you will find them easier to access. Just tell your brain to access the specific state you want to experience now.)

9. I smile and wave to mirrors.
They always smile and wave back to me.
(Research has shown that smiling to yourself in a mirror creates positive chemicals in your body. This works even if you smile without a mirror.)

Read these principles a number of times a day. The more frequently and enthusiastically you review these ideas, the greater the imprint on your brain.

The positive effect is even stronger when you read this list with a friend or group of friends. In a group, having discussions about these ideas will benefit all those who attend. Each individual will have a unique way of thinking and reacting.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Good Deeds Elevate us and What does your constitiution say about G-d?

Good Deeds Elevate Us

When you are engaged in a mitzvah, you are not just doing a mechanical action. Rather, you are transforming yourself into a more elevated person. You are not just "doing," but "becoming."

Today, think of three good deeds you have done in the past that have given you a better feeling about yourself. Remembering these will increase your good deeds and increase their positive effect on you

We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values." 
I found this very interesting.  Do you know the Preamble for your state? . . . 

Love Yehuda

Alabama 1901, Preamble We the people of the State of Alabama , invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish the following Constitution...
Alaska 1956, Preamble We, the people of Alaska , grateful to God and to those who founded our nation and pioneered this great land... 
Arizona 1911, Preamble We, the people of the State of Arizona , grateful to Almighty God for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution... 
Arkansas 1874, Preamble We, the people of the State of Arkansas , grateful to Almighty God for the privilege of choosing our own form of government... 
California 1879, Preamble We, the People of the State of California , grateful to Almighty God for our freedom...
Colorado 1876, Preamble We, the people of Colorado , with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of Universe...
Connecticut 1818, Preamble The People of Connecticut, acknowledging with gratitude the good Providence of God in permitting them to enjoy... 
Delaware 1897, Preamble Through Divine Goodness all men have, by nature, the rights of worshipping and serving their Creator according to the dictates of their consciences... 
Florida 1885, Preamble We, the people of the State of Florida , grateful to Almighty God for our constitutional liberty, establish this Constitution...
Georgia 1777, Preamble We, the people of Georgia , relying upon protection and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish this Constitution...
Hawaii 1959, Preamble We, the people of Hawaii , Grateful for Divine Guidance ... Establish this Constitution… 
Idaho 1889, Preamble We, the people of the State of Idaho , grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings... 
Illinois 1870, Preamble We, the people of the State of Illinois, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy and looking to Him for a blessing on our endeavors... 
Indiana 1851, Preamble We, the People of the State of Indiana , grateful to Almighty God for the free exercise of the right to choose our form of government... 
Iowa 1857, Preamble We, the People of the State of Iowa , grateful to the Supreme Being for the blessings hitherto enjoyed, and feeling our dependence on Him for a continuation of these blessings, establish this Constitution... 
Kansas 1859, Preamble We, the people of Kansas , grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious privileges establish this Constitution... 
Kentucky 1891, Preamble We, the people of the Commonwealth are grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties… 
Louisiana 1921, Preamble We, the people of the State of Louisiana , grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties we enjoy... 
Maine 1820, Preamble We the People of Maine acknowledging with grateful hearts the goodness of the Sovereign Ruler of the Universe in affording us an opportunity ... And imploring His aid and direction... 
Maryland 1776, Preamble We, the people of the state of Maryland , grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberty... 
Massachusetts 1780, Preamble We...the people of Massachusetts, acknowledging with grateful hearts, the goodness of the Great Legislator of the Universe In the course of His Providence, an opportunity and devoutly imploring His direction… 
Michigan 1908, Preamble  We, the people of the State of Michigan , grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of freedom, establish this Constitution... 
Minnesota, 1857, Preamble We, the people of the State of Minnesota, grateful to God for our civil and religious liberty, and desiring to perpetuate its blessings: 
Mississippi 1890, Preamble We, the people of Mississippi in convention assembled, grateful to Almighty God, and invoking His blessing on our work. 
Missouri 1845, Preamble We, the people of Missouri , with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, and grateful for His goodness . Establish this Constitution... 
Montana 1889, Preamble. We, the people of Montana , grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty establish this Constitution ..
Nebraska 1875, Preamble We, the people, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom . Establish this Constitution. 
Nevada 1864, Preamble We the people of the State of Nevada , grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, establish this Constitution... 
New Hampshire 1792, Part I. Art. I. Sec. V Every individual has a natural and unalienable right to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience.. 
New Jersey 1844, Preamble We, the people of the State of New Jersey, grateful to Almighty God for civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing on our endeavors. 
New Mexico 1911, Preamble We, the People of New Mexico, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty.. 
New York 1846, Preamble We, the people of the State of New York , grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, in order to secure its blessings. 
North Carolina 1868, Preamble We the people of the State of North Carolina, grateful to Almighty God, the Sovereign Ruler of Nations, for our civil, political, and religious liberties, and acknowledging our dependence upon Him for the continuance of those... 
North Dakota 1889, Preamble We , the people of North Dakota , grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, do ordain... 
Ohio 1852, Preamble We the people of the state of Ohio , grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings and to promote our common. 
Oklahoma 1907, Preamble Invoking the guidance of Almighty God, in order to secure and perpetuate the blessings of liberty, establish this 
Oregon 1857, Bill of Rights, Article I Section 2. All men shall be secure in the Natural right, to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their consciences 
Pennsylvania 1776, Preamble We, the people of Pennsylvania, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, and humbly invoking His guidance.... 
Rhode Island 1842, Preamble. We the People of the State of Rhode Island grateful to Almig= hty God for the civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing... 
South Carolina , 1778, Preamble We, the people of he State of South Carolina grateful to God for our liberties, do ordain and establish this Constitution. 
South Dakota 1889, Preamble We, the people of South Dakota , grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberties ... 
Tennessee 1796, Art. XI..III. That all men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their conscience... 
Texas 1845, Preamble We the People of the Republic of Texas , acknowledging, with gratitude, the grace and beneficence of God. 
Utah 1896, Preamble Grateful to Almighty God for life and liberty, we establish this Constitution. 
Vermont 1777, Preamble Whereas all government ought to enable the individuals who compose it to enjoy their natural rights, and other blessings which the Author of Existence has bestowed on man .. 
Virginia 1776, Bill of Rights, XVI Religion, or the Duty which we owe our Creator can be directed only by Reason and that it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian Forbearance, Love and Charity towards each other 
Washington 1889, Preamble We the People of the State of Washington, grateful to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution 
West Virginia 1872, Preamble Since through Divine Providence we enjoy the blessings of civil, political and religious liberty, we, the people of West Virginia reaffirm our faith in and constant reliance upon God ... 
Wisconsin 1848, Preamble We, the people of Wisconsin, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, domestic tranquility... 
Wyoming 1890, Preamble We, the people of the State of Wyoming , grateful to God for our civil, political, and religious liberties, establish this Constitution... 

After reviewing acknowledgments of God from all 50 state constitutions, one is faced with the prospect that maybe, the ACLU and the out-of-control federal courts are wrong!   If you found this to be 'food for thought'  I hope you will be enlightened.

(Please note that at no time is anyone told that they MUST worship God.) 



Thursday, August 13, 2009

Swine Flu Update-Good Advice and focus on the Almighty's gifts

Focus on the Almighty's Gifts

Whenever your mind is free, make a conscious effort to focus on the good that the Almighty has bestowed upon you.

Love Yehuda

 Swine Flu Update-Good Advice


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Invitation to view a video from Yehuda and everything is Relative including your friends

Everything Is Relative

Personality traits are like raw material, intrinsically neutral. Classifying any particular trait as positive or negative changes according to the specific way it is employed by an individual in a given situation. If you utilize each trait in its proper time and place, then that trait is considered positive. But if you apply a trait when it is inappropriate, it is considered negative.

For example, the positive trait of "generosity" can actually be negative if it turns into smothering and stifling. On the other hand, the negative trait of anger can be positive when used to fight against evil and injustice
Speaking of Relative, we learn from the Talmud today that a good friend may be more important to you than your family. Everyone has their own spiritual path and therefore everyone has their own lessons to learn. If you are reading this, (otherwise you wouldn't see this), this lesson must have some effect on you. We spent the trip seeing good friends in Los Angeles and then a good friend in Vegas. As we come back to San Diego today, my good friend and spritiual teacher is coming to San Diego. On my path, friends are my family and I share this with all my good friends who are my life.
Love Yehuda

You are invited to view a photo from Yehuda's photo album: Movies
Message from Yehuda:
Everything Is Relative

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Bill Gate's House and be Carefree yet Careful

Be Carefree Yet Careful

While you should work on overcoming unnecessary worrying, have a healthy fear of danger and sensibly guard yourself from harm. Overcoming worry does not mean putting yourself in danger, but in having a calm attitude in dealing with difficulties and accepting what cannot be changed.

Love Yehuda

Monday, August 10, 2009

YehudaLave sent you a video: "Moses watching over Israel must see" and Build on your Spouse's Image

 Build On your Spouse's Image

If your spouse portrays a picture of him/herself more positively than you feel is accurate, accept it. Build upon it. It is frequently a mistake to try to demolish this picture. By building upon it, you create a more positive future reality.

People tend to act in ways that are consistent with their view of themselves. For example, your spouse might say, "I consider myself to be very considerate." Let's say you disagree and feel that your spouse has a long way to go to fit this picture. You would like your spouse to be more considerate, wouldn't you? Therefore, it is best to express gratitude for the consideration already displayed. By doing so you have a better chance of having a more considerate spouse. If you argue, there is a good chance you will end up in a no-win quarrel. Even if your spouse ends up agreeing with you, it is not likely that your approach will improve their character.
Love Yehuda


YehudaLave has shared a video with you on YouTube:

Interesting google earth for those that believe
Moses watching over Israel
Believe it or not
Using Google earth zooming in on to Israel and then into Sinai desert, then turn it 90 degrees to the right and here is Moses, zoom in to his eye and here it is the eye of GOD!
Moses, Aaron and Miriam
Level: Basic

Moses, Aaron and Miriam were the leaders of the Children of Israel at a pivotal time in our history: the Exodus from Egypt and the forty years of wandering in the desert before the people entered the Promised Land.

An entire book could be written on the stories of these three people. Indeed, four books have already been written: the biblical books of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy, which tell the story of their life and times. This page can only begin to scratch the surface.

The history below is derived from written Torah, Talmud, Midrash and other sources. Where information comes directly from the Bible, I have provided citations.

As with the stories of... more

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Sunday, August 9, 2009

David Copperfield's Latest Trick and appreciate all you have

Appreciate All You Have

Try imagining your life without all that you presently have. If you can master this ability, then you will appreciate what you do have to such a degree that you will live a life of constant joy.

If you were lost in a wilderness without food and water - and then found some bread, you would enjoy that bread more than the most sumptuous meal! Rabbi Simcha Zissel of Kelm wrote that he personally had such an experience, and it was like living in paradise. You will always be able to feel that joy if you use your mind wisely.

Today, spend a few moments imagining what it would be like if you had absolutely nothing: no family, no friends, no possessions, no money at all, no knowledge, no eyes, ears, hands, feet - absolutely nothing. Continue this exercise until you actually feel it.

Then do the second half of the exercise: Imagine yourself obtaining what you presently have, one item at a time

Love Yehuda

Subject: David Copperfield's Latest Trick
Date: Friday, July 31, 2009, 9:43 AM

Friday, August 7, 2009

Gabriel .Garcia Marquez says goodby and Happiness without Approval

Happiness Without Approval

If you seek approval, ask yourself why you want it in the first place.
The answer is that you view approval as pleasurable and giving you happiness.
Realize how much needless suffering your approval-seeking causes you. This will motivate you to master an attitude that allows you to feel happy even when people fail to show you honor and approval.

It is ironic that something one wants for happiness causes so much unhappiness. By giving up the demand for approval, you will ensure yourself greater happiness in life.
Love Yehuda
Click on the attached video about a great writer saying goodbye at the end of his life.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Pictures you have to see! and do not hate in your heart!!


Replace Hate With Love

The Bible in the third book (Vayikra 19:17) explicitly states, "Do not hate your brother in your heart." 

Even the simplest person is commanded not to have envy, hatred, and feelings of revenge and a grudge.

 This is such an important and basic obligation that the Jewish people's failure in this regard led

 directly to the destruction of the Second Temple.

Is there anyone you hate without a valid reason? Mentally visualize that hate melting away. In its place, visualize compassion, empathy. Now mentally bless that person. Bless him/her that they should treat you so wonderfully that you are filled with love for that person

Love Yehuda

The pictures below include the moving bill board in Texas, that I sent before and didn't come out. Let us hope for better mazel (karma) this time.


bridge (or should it be called tunnel) goes under water to allow movement of ships . In order for ships to pass, this bridge is half under the water. You 
drive down in the water and then come out on the other side. Truly a marvelous piece of engineering! This bridge is between
Sweden and Denmark . The picture was taken from the Sweden side. 


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Don't we all want to do this some days? 



Calm. . . . Quiet. . . . Tranquil. . . 

as often as you can.

close to your Family.

the world around you.

the relaxing rhythm of waves.


your wings and take off on your own.

enjoy the comfort of coming home again.

is short. 

while you can,

time to enjoy all the little pleasures 

that God has provided for 

If you need some hints.

Go back and read this again! 



"A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn."

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

How do you improve tradition? and utilize every opporutnity to become aware of Kindness

Focus on the Almighty's Kindness

Utilize every opportunity to become aware of the Almighty's

kindness. This awareness will motivate you to emulate

the Almighty and make the attribute of kindness

an integral part of your personality.

Love Yehuda

I took this picture at the Place (our local Kosher restaurant)

in San Diego. It is of a soup product called Tradition.

And then they say it is new and imporved. Ok--new and

improved Tradition??? How can it be tradition if it is

new and improved? Shades of Fiddler on the Roof!!

Love Yehuda



Tuesday, August 4, 2009

House on the Rock --here is an example of meaningful goals

 Set Meaningful Goals

Lack of meaningful goals in life can lead to sadness. If you do not find meaning in what you are doing,

 you are likely to feel unhappy.

To solve this, ask yourself what goals you can set that to you would be meaningful. 

The goals need not be major ones. Even a temporary minor goal is better than none at all.

Make a list of goals to strive for. Be as specific as possible. Vague goals are not very motivating. 

Write down the major areas of your life and set goals in each of these areas: 

spiritual goals, interpersonal goals, self-improvement goals, etc.

 Here is an example of a family that sets meaningful goals.
I hope the pictures of the house on the rock come out.

Love Yehuda


 Clingstone, an unusual, 103-year-old mansion in Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay, survives through the love and hard work of family and friends.

Henry Wood, the owner, runs the house like a camp: all skilled workers welcome. 

The Jamestown Boatyard hauls the family's boats and floating dock and stores

them each winter in return for a week's use of the house in the summer.



Mr.  Wood, a 79-year-old
Boston architect, bought the house with his ex-wife Joan

in 1961 for $3,600.  It had been empty for two decades.


Clingstone had been built by a distant cousin, J.S.  Lovering Wharton.  Mr.  Wharton

worked with an artist, William Trost Richards, to create a house of picture windows

with 23 rooms on three stories radiating off a vast central hall.



The total cost of the construction, which was completed in 1905, was




An early sketch of the house.  Mr.  Wood is as proud as any parent of his house,

and keeps a fat scrapbook of photographs and newspaper clippings that document

its best moments.  Many of the historic photos he has were provided by the company

that insured the house for its original owners.


The Newport Bridge is visible from the windows of the Ping-Pong room,

to the left of the fireplace.



The house is maintained by an ingenious method: the Clingstone work weekend.  Held

every year around Memorial Day, it brings 70 or so friends and Clingstone lovers

together to tackle jobs like washing all 65 of the windows.  Anne Tait, who is married

to Mr. Wood's son Dan, refinished the kitchen floor on one of her first work weekends


There are 10 bedrooms at Clingstone, all with indecently beautiful views


The dining room table seats 14.  Refinishing the chairs is a task on the list

for a future work weekend.


Sign by the ladder that leads to the roof reads: No entry after three drinks

or 86 years of age.  "It used to say 80 but we had a guy on a work weekend

who was 84, so I changed it," said Mr.  Wood, ever the realist.  It would have

been a shame to curtail the activities of a willing volunteer



  No lawn, no neighbors, no solicitors, no busy streets!