Tuesday, January 7, 2014


Bounce Love Off Others

King Solomon wrote: "As water reflects a face back to face, so too one's heart is reflected back to him by another" (Proverbs 27:19).
We all want others to be friendly and kind to us. The behavior of others is not in our direct control, but our own behavior is. We play a large role in creating the world we live in, especially how others will behave toward us. If you behave toward others in a positive manner, they are much more likely to behave positively to you.

As I write this, I am getting ready for sabbath. I have five Arabs and locals working on my heater, trying to get it to go. Each one has an opinion on how to do the job, meanwhile I can't get anything done. This is what we call using a Russian word, a balagon. All I can do is smile, yelling at them, is like yelling at a child. It just makes you a creep. Practice self control and love (within reason).
Love Yehuda Lave

Comments on The Chosen People==the images may not come out--the comments are what is important

Winston S. Churchill: "Some people like the Jews, and some do not. But no thoughtful man can deny the fact that they are, beyond any question, the most formidable and most remarkable race which has appeared in the world.

John F. Kennedy: Israel was not created in order to disappear- Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom.

David Ben Gurion: "In Israel , in order to be a realist, you must believe in miracles."

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe: "Energy is the basis of everything. Every Jew, no matter how insignificant, is engaged in some decisive and immediate pursuit of a goal... It is the most perpetual people of the earth..."


John Adams: "I will insist the Hebrews have [contributed] more to civilize men than any other nation. If I was an atheist and believed in blind eternal fate, I should still believe that fate had ordained the Jews to be the most essential instrument for civilizing the nations... They are the most glorious nation that ever inhabited this Earth. The Romans and their empire were but a bubble in comparison to the Jews."

Leo Tolstoy: "What is the Jew?...What kind of unique creature is this whom all the rulers of all the nations of the world have disgraced and crushed and expelled and destroyed; persecuted, burned and drowned, and who, despite their anger and their fury, continues to live and to flourish. What is this Jew whom they have never succeeded in enticing with all the enticements in the world, whose oppressors and persecutors only suggested that he deny (and disown) his religion and cast aside the faithfulness of his ancestors?! The Jew - is the symbol of eternity. ... He is the one who for so long had guarded the prophetic message and transmitted it to all mankind. A people such as this can never disappear. The Jew is eternal. He is the embodiment of eternity."

Eric Hoffer: "The Jews are a peculiar people: Things permitted to other nations are forbidden to the Jews. Other nations drive out thousands, even millions of people, and there is no refugee problem. Russia did it. Poland and Czechoslovakia did it.Turkey threw out a million Greeks and Algeria a million Frenchmen. Indonesia threw out heaven knows how many Chinese--and no one says a word about refugees. But in the case of Israel , the displaced Arabs have become eternal refugees. Everyone insists that Israel must take back every single Arab. Arnold Toynbee calls the displacement of the Arabs an atrocity greater than any committed by the Nazis. Other nations when victorious on the battlefield dictate peace terms. But when Israel is victorious it must sue for peace. Everyone expects the Jews to be the only real Christians in this world."

Mark Twain: "...If statistics are right, the Jews constitute but one percent of the human race. It suggests a nebulous dim puff of stardust lost in the blaze of the Milky way. Properly, the Jew ought hardly to be heard of, but he is heard of, has always been heard of. He is as prominent on the planet as any other people, and his commercial importance is extravagantly out of proportion to the smallness of his bulk. His contributions to the world's list of great names in literature, science, art, music, finance, medicine, and abstruse learning are also away out of proportion to the weakness of his numbers. He has made a marvelous fight in this world, in all the ages; and had done it with his hands tied behind him. He could be vain of himself, and be excused for it.

The Egyptian, the Babylonian, and the Persian rose, filled the planet with sound and splendor, then faded to dream-stuff and passed away; the Greek and the Roman followed; and made a vast noise, and they are gone; other people have sprung up and held their torch high for a time, but it burned out, and they sit in twilight now, or have vanished. The Jew saw them all, beat them all, and is now what he always was, exhibiting no decadence, no infirmities of age, no weakening of his parts, no slowing of his energies, no dulling of his alert and aggressive mind. All things are mortal but the Jew; all other forces pass, but he remains. What is the secret of his immortality?


A man is driving down the road and breaks down near a monastery. He  goes to the monastery, knocks on the door, and says, "My car broke  down. Do you think I could stay the night?"



The  monks graciously accept him, feed him dinner, and even fix his car.  As the
man  tries to fall asleep, he hears a strange sound; a sound like no  other that he has ever heard.  The next morning, he asks the monks what the sound was, but they  say, "We can't tell you because you're not a  monk."



The  man is disappointed but thanks them anyway and goes about his merry  way. Some years later, the same man breaks down in front of the same 




The  monks again accept him, feed him, and even fix his  car..



That  night, he hears the same strange mesmerizing sound that he had heard  years earlier.






The  next morning, he asks what the sound was, but the monks  reply,

"We  can't tell you because you're not a  monk."





The  man says, "All right, all right. I'm dying to know.
If the  only way I can find out what that sound was is to become a monk, how  do I become a monk?"


The  monks reply, "You must travel the Earth and tell us how many blades  of grass there are and the exact number of sand pebbles. When you  find these numbers, you will become a  monk."



The  man sets about his task. Some forty-five years later, he returns and  knocks on the door of the monastery. He says, "I have travelled the  Earth and devoted my life to the task demanded and have found what  you had asked for. There are 371,145,236,284,232 blades of grass and  231,281,219,999,129,382 sand pebbles on the  earth.



The  monks reply, "Congratulations, you are correct, and you are now  considered a monk.
We shall now show you the way  to
  the sound."



The  monks lead the man to a wooden door, where the head monk says, the  sound is behind that door.




The  man reaches for the knob, but the door is locked. He asks, "May I  have the key?"

The  monks give him the key, and he opens the  door.


Behind  the wooden door is another door made of stone...  The
  man  requests  the key to the stone door.




The  monks give him the key, and he opens it, only to find a door made of  ruby. He demands another key from the monks, who provide it. Behind  that door is another door, this one made of  sapphire
.  And so it  went on until the man had gone through doors of  emerald,...



...silver,  topaz, and amethyst.



Finally,  the
monks  say, "This is the key to the last door."





The  man is relieved to be at the end. He unlocks the door, turns  the knob, and behind that door he is astonished to find the source  of that strange sound. It is truly an amazing and unbelievable sight .... 









... But I can't tell you what it is because you're not a monk.



But I bet you send it on.



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