Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Sixty Minute Show on Tel Aviv and test your brain

Sixty Minute Show on Tel Aviv


Test Your Brain 
This is really cool. The second one is amazing so please read all the way though.  


Count every '
 F ' in the following text: 



6 -- no joke.
Really, go Back and Try to find the 6 F's before you scroll down. 

The reasoning behind is further down. 

The brain cannot process 'OF'.
Incredible or what? Go back and look again!!
Anyone who counts all 6 'F's' on the first go is a genius.   


Three is normal, four is quite rare. 

Send this to your friends.
It will drive them crazy.!
And keep them occupied
For several minutes..!

look at the spinning woman and if she is turning right your right side of your brain is working . If she is turning left your left side of your brain is working . If she turns both ways for you then you have a 160 or better IQ 

More Brain Stuff . .  From Cambridge University .. 

Olny srmat poelpe can raed tihs.
I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty  uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig  to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it de osn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. 
 Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! if you can raed tihs psas it on  !!   

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Watch out for the bears and counter sadness with a treat

Counter Sadness With A Treat

Be aware of what situations and behaviors give you pleasure. When you feel excessively sad and cannot change your attitude, make a conscious effort to take some action that might alleviate your sadness.

If you anticipate feeling sad, prepare a list of things that might make you feel better. It could be talking to a specific enthusiastic individual, running, taking a walk in a quiet area, looking at pictures of family, listening to music, or reading inspiring words, or having a food you like, or getting a haircut.

While our attitude is a major factor in sadness, lack of positive external situations and events play an important role in how we feel.
Love Yehuda Lave

This is hilarious. Worried about squirrels getting
 into  your bird feeder??

 What the hell is that line made of??
Only in Canada would you see a sign like this! 
Read the whole sign
.  Fort Steele is near
Cranbrook .....


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Sunday, April 28, 2013


Weigh Insults Impartially

It is easy to be objective about others and understand that they should overlook insults: "So what if someone said this or that remark?"

View insults directed to you in the same manner. Ask yourself, "How would I consider this if it was said to someone else?"

Yes, it is difficult to ignore insults, but we have an obligation to work on ourselves not to let things bother us.
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PASTOR: "Praise the Lord!"
CONGREGATION: "Hallelujah!"
PASTOR: "Can we please turn on our tablet, PC, iPad, smart phone, and Kindle Bibles to 1 Cor 13:13.
And please switch on your Bluetooth to download the sermon."

"Now, Let us pray committing this week into God's hands.
Open your Apps, BBM, Twitter and Facebook, and chat with God?"


"As we take our Sunday tithes and offerings, please have your credit and debit cards ready."
"You can log on to the church wi-fi using the password 'Lord909887. ' "
The ushers will circulate mobile card swipe machines among the worshipers:
  1. Those who prefer to make electronic fund transfers are directed to computers and laptops at the rear of the church.
  2. Those who prefer to use iPads can open them.
  3. Those who prefer telephone banking, take out your cellphones to transfer your contributions to the church account.
The holy atmosphere of the Church becomes truly electrified as ALL the smart phones, iPads, PCs and laptops beep and flicker!
Final Blessing and Closing Announcements...
  1. This week's ministry cell meetings will be held on the various Facebook group pages where the usual group chatting takes place. Please log in and don't miss out.
  2. Thursday's Bible study will be held live on Skype at 1900hrs GMT. Please don't miss out.
  3. You can follow your Pastor on Twitter this weekend for counseling and prayers.
  4. God bless you and have nice day.
The Epitome  of Church Service

May Our LORD and SAVIOR Forgive us

This is the future except at Orthodox Jewish Saturday services--WE DON"T USE ELECTRICITY ON SATURDAY.



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Friday, April 26, 2013

Fwd: YouTube - I'm Alive! and Choose your words carefully

Choose your Words Carefully

"Death and life are in the power of the tongue" (Proverbs 18:21).

If you were writing a newspaper article, you'd be sure to choose your words carefully. You'd even ask others to help edit what you wrote.

It is equally crucial to watch what you say when speaking to your husband or wife or child. Your words to your spouse or child can create feelings of joy, love, closeness, gratitude, and hopefully even radiant bliss. Your words can console, comfort, inspire, motivate, elevate.

Other words can create feelings of pain, distress, and anger.

Choose carefully.

Love Yehuda Lave

“Property is the fruit of labor -- property is desirable -- is a positive good in the world, That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.”

--President Lincoln, in a March 21, 1864 letter

YouTube - I'm Alive! Celine  Dion (a top American woman singer) celebrates life with an inspirational slide show and a beautiful song

Kislev 13, 5770 · November 30, 2009
Dripping Water: Gentle Parenting

Dripping water. That's how a parent has to speak: like a slow and constant drip.

Think of the child as a crop. There are different ways of watering crops. You can pour water on them with rotary sprinklers, a whirling deluge; or you can conserve your energy and work on the roots, gently, through a network of connections called drip irrigation, which was invented here in Israel. You can drip on your children.

And one day they will grow in the direction you have guided them.

I learned this concept of gentle parenting recently when a woman told me something very important, something I wish I had known when I was parenting little kids. But it is still relevant for parenting older kids:

Think of kids as a crop You just keep saying it. Whatever it is. Ad nauseum. You just keep saying the same thing. The kids don't have to buy it. They don't have to do it. They don't even have to listen. But if you keep saying it, eventually it will seep in. Maybe not now—maybe when they are twenty. But they will hear your voice.

Isn't that what a parent is, anyway, ultimately: a voice inside of a child?

Think of our religion—how we say the same things over and over: the weekly Torah readings, the prayers. The hope is that those words one day will enter us, define us, change us—slowly.

G‑d, after all, created the world with words. And He didn't have to yell to create.

G-d didn't have to yell to createThis gentle method takes a lot of pressure off of the parent. She doesn't have to get her way. She just has to define her way, describe her way, articulate her way, know her way; and just by uttering her way, she plants a seed within the child that can lead to movement.

We usually think of movement as quick: quick obedience, rapid listening. But children aren't built for rapid response to their parents. How often it is that they don't respond, at least not the way you want them to.

I remember when my kids were little I would ask them to stop screaming. I would ask them again. I would tell them. And then I would scream at them stop screaming. I would lose it. I was Crazy Mom.

But as we moms grow up, we also learn. There is no need to force things. I learned this lesson in a very painful way. My son was murdered when he was thirteen. Before he was killed, I used to force the matter at hand with my children. I wanted them to do what I wanted them to do. Now. Not later. Not tomorrow.

But losing a child makes you revaluate your priorities. Makes you reevaluate everything. You don't expect things to go your way. You don't expect. You know that you can do your best and the worst can happen. All you can do is try.

So now when I hear parents yelling at their kids I am a little bit shocked. I used to get into crazy power struggles with my kids. I wanted them to clean their rooms and do their homework and brush their teeth and sit at the table and go to sleep at a proper hour and I wanted them to obey me.

The control I thought I had was falseAfter my son's murder, it was so clear that the control I thought I had was false. I had no power. Now I was happy because they were alive. I truly appreciated them. I wanted to be with them, just to be with them. I didn't need them to listen to me.

It's amazing that the power struggles stopped. Now for me to get into a power struggle with a child is rare, very rare. Yes I occasionally lose it, but I don't have to be right and I don't have to force my will. I can be like water, dripping on a rock.

The great Sage and scholar Rabbi Akiva, a man who first studied the Torah when he was forty and had no confidence that he would be able to learn it, noticed the way that water had hollowed a cavity in a rock. He said something to the effect that if gentle water could hollow a rock, then the words of Torah (which are compared to water) could also penetrate him.

Our words are water and sometimes our children are rocks. But rocks can be sculpted. Especially if you are willing to wait.

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

George Typewriter and Attaining Immortality on Lag B'omer April 28, 2013

Master your Desires

For some people the pleasure one has from mastery over desires is greater than the pleasure of one who seeks to gratify all his desires. The latter will only attain one in a thousand of what he seeks and will be constantly frustrated. But a person who is master over his desires experiences great joy. Such a person has a double advantage over the hedonist. Some hedonists will feel he/she is lacking a lot and suffers because of this. Moreover, he does not enjoy what he already has. His suffering due to what he is lacking does not allow him to feel joy with what he has.

On the other hand, the person who has mastered the art of not desiring what he is missing feels happy even though he might lack many things. Such a person is surrounded on all sides with happiness. He is happy with what he has already obtained in the past and he feels good about the future. Since he does not worry about the future, he constantly feels good.
Love Yehuda Lave

Watch the expression on the “typist’s” face – so delightful.
Problem is:  Hardly anyone remembers a typewriter anymore
Ah, those were the days – perhaps the sound of the typewriter will
rustle up some memories (Thank God for ‘white out’)

This is for all the ancients who remember what a typewriter was!! 

Attaining Immortality
Iyar 13, 5773 · April 23, 2013

What is the Jewish perspective on death? What is the proper way to commemorate a person’s passing? Today it is fashionable to pay homage to the deceased by “celebrating their lives,” instead of focusing on mourning. Is this a correct approach?
The Omer period seems to offer conflicting messages on this subject. On one hand, the Omer features restrictions on revelry and festivities, a sign of mourning for the deaths of Rabbi Akiva’s 24,000 disciples who lacked proper respect for each other. On the other hand, we shelve all vestiges of mourning for one day, Lag BaOmer. The primary reason? Because we joyously celebrate the yahrtzeit (anniversary of the passing) of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai! Why the double standard?

Every person consists of a body and soul. The body eventually fades and returns to dust, while the immortal soul lives on for eternity. But with what is the “person” identified? Does the person die together with the body, or does he share the soul’s immortality? This depends on the person’s lifelong “affiliation.” The person whose life was affiliated with the soul, whose focus was spirituality and love of G‑d, doesn’t die. He merely moves on to a different dimension, where unencumbered by physical needs and distractions he is free to continue his pursuit of spirituality. Conversely, for the person who prioritized the desires and aspirations of the body, physical demise brings “life” to a crashing halt—his life’s focus is now forever gone.
Does the person die together with the body, or does he share the soul’s immortality?
On a deeper level, Torah and mitzvot, too, consist of a body and soul. The “revealed” side of Torah—largely comprised of the Talmud and Jewish law, the dos and don’ts—is the body of G‑d’s wisdom. The esoteric teachings of the Torah, the teachings of Kabbalah, are the soul of Torah. It is possible to be completely immersed in the brilliant minutiae of Talmudic logic, or to be meticulous in the observance of every nuance of the mitzvot, but to be as spiritually lifeless as a soulless body. The teachings of Kabbalah introduce the soul into Torah and mitzvot, explaining the profound spiritual meaning of every mitzvah in its supernal source, as well as the “spiritualization” of character which that mitzvah is intended to achieve in the heart and mind of its observer.
Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai was the embodiment of the soul-ful person. The Zohar, which he authored, is the fundamental Kabbalistic treatise, the most definitive work on the soul of the Torah. Many years of his life were spent in a cave, where he was hiding from the Roman authorities. While there, he was incapable of performing the “body” of most mitzvot; he did not have access to matzah on Passover, or the Four Species on Sukkot. Instead, the holy books explain, he focused on the “soul” of the mitzvot: bathing in the G‑dly light which pervades every commandment. No words can better describe Rabbi Shimon’s soul-ful life than those he himself uttered on the day of his passing: “All the days of my life, I was knotted to Him in one knot . . . With Him my soul is one; with Him [my soul] is ablaze; with Him I am united.”
Such a person does not die. The yahrtzeit of such a person is duly celebrated—a celebration of the person’s immortality.
Rabbi Akiva’s students were deficient in their “soul-fulness”. Their disrespect for their colleagues stemmed from a preoccupation with externalities—body-related features and qualities. At the core, the soul of a Jew is intrinsically united with the soul of every other Jew. Thus, the soul-ful person loves and respects every Jew as naturally as he loves and cares for himself. This critical flaw led to the demise of these promising scholars. And, unlike Rabbi Shimon, their death was real—a tragedy mourned by our nation to this day.

Lag BaOmer’s lesson for us is exceedingly clear: we must choose the path which leads to immortality. This includes:
  • Focusing on the soul: heeding her call and quenching her thirst for a more spiritual life. The first step in this process is allowing her to express her fiery passion through daily meaningful prayer.
  • Focusing on the soul of Torah: studying the teachings of Kabbalah, specifically as they are applied and explained in the teachings of Chassidut. Join a class on the subject known as the “Tree of Life.”
  • Focusing on the soul of the mitzvot: not sufficing with the physical act of any given mitzvah, but allowing the message of the mitzvah to impact our character and attitude.
You can be a Soul Survivor


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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Think 3-D Printing Is Cool? Try 4-D and the fire holiday Lag B'omer

Breathe Serenely

Master the art of breathing serenely. Since you are continuously breathing the entire day, this is the most powerful and effective tool for creating the peaceful feelings that are conducive for patience.

As soon as you begin to feel impatient, let the feelings you experience be the start of your focusing on the gift of oxygen. As you exhale, feel all stress and tension leaving. As you inhale, feel the fresh oxygen traveling from head to toe relaxing every muscle and every cell in your entire body.

As you breathe, repeat the word, "Patience." Say it with gentle and soothing patience. As your brain is conditioned to associate slow breathing with patience, the very act of breathing slowly will continuously enable you to be more patient.

Love Yehuda Lave

What is Lag B'Omer and How is it Celebrated?

According to Jewish cosmology, the day begins with nightfall. That is why all holidays start at night after the stars can be seen. Saturday night, April 27th, begins the holiday of Lag B'Omer. You may have seen advertisements for picnics from synagogues and JCC's.
Lag B'Omer is the 33rd day of the Omer, the period between Pesach and Shavuot. On this day about 2000 years ago,  the plague which was killing Rabbi Akiva's disciples stopped. It is also the yahrzeit of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, the author of the Zohar, the Kabbalah, the book of Jewish Mysticism. This was about 500 years ago. Tradition has it that the day of his demise was filled with a great light of endless joy through the secret wisdom which he revealed to his students in the Zohar.
In Israel there are huge bonfires across the country. From Pesach onwards the children gather fallen branches and old tires and build pyres often 20 and 30 feet high. Then as the sky grows dark, they are lit and the sky is filled with flames -- and smoke. (I have often wondered what the reaction is to the pictures from the US and Russian Spy satellites.)
The fires are symbolic both of the light of wisdom Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai brought into the world and as a "yahrzeit candle" to the memory of his passing. Haircuts and weddings take place on this date (as for the last 33 days, none took place because of this "mourning period") and there is much festivity including dancing, singing and music.
Why the name Lag B'Omer? Every Hebrew letter has a numerical value. An aleph = 1, a bet = 2 and so forth. The two Hebrew letters lamed (30) and gimmel (3) = 33. So Lag B'Omer means the 33rd day of the Omer. [The word "Omer" literally means "sheaf" and refers to the offering of the barley sheaf in the Temple on the second day of Pesach marking the harvesting of the barley crop. From that day until Shavuot (the anniversary of the giving of the Torah and the Festival of the Harvest) is called the period of the Counting of the Omer. It is a time for reflection upon how we view and treat our fellow Jews and what we can learn from the tragedies that have befallen us because of unfounded hatred for our fellow Jews.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Classic Victorian collage area home and our new hero in his seventies

To Do With Joy-List

People who get things done make "to do" lists. Considering it important to take action on your "to do" list leads to taking care of things. When you create a "to do" list, label it "to do with joy."

When you explicitly write that it is a "to do with joy" list, you are giving yourself a valuable message: You are telling your mind to remember to be joyful.

A person might feel rushed to do all the things on the "to do" list. A person might feel a little resentful or overwhelmed that he or she has so many things to do. But when you call your list a "to do with joy list," you are preparing yourself to feel good while you do the things that you want to do.

Love Yehuda Lave

Monday, April 22, 2013

The T.S.A. Disclosed the official Airport Screening Results



Positive Thoughts Increase Energy

Positive thoughts add to your vitality and energy. Worry and other negative thoughts take away your energy. Be aware of what thoughts you would be wise to increase and what thoughts you should decrease or even eliminate.

Love Yehuda Lave
The pictures above are from Pottery Canyon in La Jolla Ca on 4/21/13

The T.S.A. Disclosed the official Airport Screening Results
2012 Statistics On Airport Screening From The Department Of Homeland Security:
Terrorists Discovered
Hemorrhoid Cases
Enlarged Prostates
Breast Implants
Natural Blondes
It was also discovered that 535 members of Congress had no balls.
I Thought you'd like to know (just a joke--don't take it to seriously)

 Thought for the day
Two of the greatest qualities in life are:
patience and wisdom.


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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Wireless medical technology and change the mental channel


Just Change Mental Channels

With a radio, when you change the channel, you change what you hear. Your mind can be likened to a special radio show. You are the producer of the show. You choose what messages are broadcast. A standard radio offers limited programs; your mind offers unlimited choices. You have the ability to decide what mental channel you want to listen to right now. Think about the worthwhile mental channels from which you can choose. You can create new ones at any moment you wish. When you aren't satisfied with the channel you are listening to, just choose a mental channel that is worth choosing.
Love Yehuda Lave

The ice plant picture above was taken on a San Diego State walk on April 17, 2013 on a walk with Mike in memory of his dog Snopp who passed away two weeks ago.

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Friday, April 19, 2013

RAAF F-111 Belly Landing

2013-04-16 11.42.59.jpgSpring at Torrey Pines Park

  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.

Love Yehuda Lave

: RAAF F-111 Belly Landing

Real Top Guns RAAF F-111 Belly Landing

If you're into special airplanes even a little, here is a video I'm sure you'll enjoy if you haven't seen it.  These guys do a remarkable job getting their aircraft back on the ground with a minimal amount of damage.  It could have very easily gone the other way.  Also, notice early in the video there is a sequence showing a F-111 dumping fuel with the afterburners on lighting up the night sky.  Something a little unique to the F-111.
The airplane was originally designed to land on a carrier deck so the gear structure is very strong.  Even landing on a long runway you just maintain 10 degrees angle of attack until the runway stops your descent.  Because this is the way the airplane was designed to be landed it felt just fine inside the airplane, but for an observer outside the aircraft it looked like you forgot to flare and really clobbered the landing.  I don't know if metal fatigue was a factor in this accident but they are fortunate the wheel fell off upon liftoff and not while accelerating down the runway in full afterburner.  Using the tail hook to catch the arresting cable was a great idea, as you will see.  Arresting wires on runways are not like the ones on the flight deck of a carrier.  They provide less resistance and let you decelerate over about a 900 ft. range, something you wouldn't have room to do on a carrier.

Real Top Guns F-111 Belly Landing


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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Life's most important question and Jewish life in Yiddish cartoon

GOOD MORNING! What is the most important question in life? Perhaps: "Is there a God?" If there is a God, then there is every possibility that God created the world with a purpose and our lives have meaning. If there isn't a God, then all was created randomly and meaninglessly and the only meaning in life is that which we choose to impose upon our lives.THESE ARE REALLY THE ONLY TWO CHOICES.
If there is a God, then there very well may be consequences for our actions; God may have a standard of behavior He expects us to live up to and if we don't, then to use the colloquial "there is hell to pay." If there isn't a God, then it is only the justice of mankind we need to be concerned about. As one wit put it, "If there is no God, then there is only one commandment, not ten: "Thou shall not get caught."
There are at least five main possibilities on our decision about G-d: 1) we never think much about the question 2) we espouse believing in God without thinking about the consequences 3) we believe in God and think that how we decide to lead our lives is exactly how God wants us to live it based on our concepts of what G-d wants 4) we believe in God and believe in a Revealed document of God's will with specific traditions (like Orthodoxy) or 5) We take the revealed document with the the specific traditions (like Orthodoxy) and realize that the "Rabbis of the day" as ordered by the document in Deuteronomy chapter 17 verse 10 have not done their job and one has to adjust what we have with a combination of choices 3 and 4 in order to try to follow G-d's directions. This is I believe is the choice for someone who has studied for years like I have. One should not throw out the baby with the bath water, simply because there are problems with 10% of a theology. One must realize that having 90% of a directive from G-d is much better than making it all up on your own.
There are reasons why people do not believe or do not want to believe in God and resist investigating if there is a God: 1) because there is evil in the world; bad things happen to good people 2) they look at belief in God as a crutch for losers who can't make it on their own 3) if there is a God, it implies that there is purpose to creation, values to live by and ultimately restrictions. People do not like restrictions in their lives.
However, even if one has strong questions on how God runs the world or doesn't want restrictions in his life, it does not change the objective reality: Either there is a God or there isn't a God. Because one person believes there is a God or another person doesn't believe in God, does not make a difference as to whether God does indeed exist.
Does it make sense to pursue the question whether or not there is a God who is Creator, Sustainer and Supervisor of the Universe Who dispenses reward and punishment? Does it make sense to pursue the question whether the Torah is a revealed text from the Almighty instructing us how to lead our lives?
There was  a conversation with a person who proudly proclaimed, "I am an atheist!" The rabbi responded, "Fabulous! I have always wanted to meet a real atheist. Do you know that an atheist is a person who has evidence that there is no God. What is your evidence?" The young man responded, "Uh, I guess I am really an agnostic." The rabbi responded, "I am truly disappointed. I was really excited about meeting an atheist, but an agnostic is second best! Do you know an agnostic is a person who has evidence that one can't know whether there is a God? What is your evidence?" The fellow responded, "I guess I really just never looked into it that much."
Probably most of us have never looked into the questions that much or have thought out reasons why we believe, if we do. This is just as true for those that have a tradition from there family, only they usually don't think they need to understand what they are doing.
Actually, the first of the Ten Commandments is the source for the mitzvah "To Know There is a God". One is obligated to investigate the question and to clarify the evidence of God's existence. This is different than "faith." Faith is an emotional leap to a conclusion. Belief is a point on a continuum from "no knowledge" to "absolute knowledge." The more evidence we have of the existence of God, the stronger is our belief. I learned in Yeshiva (bible college) that Judaism was a religion of intellectual investigation rather than Christianity which you took things on faith. Unfortunately my own choice of organized religion is poisoned with fanatical thinking forcing me to adjust what is considered accepted by those that don't about what they do.
As I face a large test today, I have faith in G-d to save me, but realize that G-d helps those that help themselves.

Love Yehuda Lave

: FW: Oy! You'll love this one.