Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The top 25 photos of 2013 and Jewish Humor on this new year 1/1/14

Courage For Good

Courage enables a person to say what is on his mind. This is wonderful for someone who has deep respect for other people. He realizes that each person is created in the image of the Creator and therefore he has a basic respect for every person he encounters.
This is wonderful for someone who consistently sees the good in others, and even though he is aware of faults and limitations, he focuses on the good and the potential good. This is wonderful for someone who is on a high level of love for other people and therefore would never want to needlessly cause anyone pain.
For courage to be valuable, the owner of that attribute needs to be sensitive to the feelings of others. While he has the assertiveness to say whatever he feels like saying, he would not feel like saying something that is needlessly painful. He will be careful how he says whatever he says. He pays attention to the outcome of his messages. Since there are always a multitude of ways to word any message, he will choose the most sensitive to the other person.

Love Yehuda Lave

Jewish Humor

Legal Aid

Moshe and Shlomo, two friends from their days back in law school where Moshe specialized in corporate law and Shlomo specialized in divorce law, decided to meet for coffee.
"So Shlomo," asks Moshe. "How's your law practice doing?"
"Well, could be better," replied Shlomo. "I feel like I could turn things around with one big client."
"And you Moshe," asks Shlomo. "How's your practice doing? Bringing in all of the big corporate clients?"
"Oy," replies Moshe "Business is awful. In fact, we're in such financial trouble, the stress has caused my wife to ask me for a divorce."
"OK, so good news bad news," says Shlomo.
"Well bad news about your divorce obviously, but good news that I now have a client!"

Here is a video with Dennis Praeger on why Jews are Funny?
Here are a couple of more:

A thief broke into the Epstein family mansion early one evening as he had been told that the Epsteins would be out for the evening. But the thief's information wasn't very good because suddenly, he heard footsteps – it was the entire Epstein family. The thief was in their music room at the time so he took refuge in the music room closet and hoped that he could slip out unnoticed. But what the thief didn't know was that the Epstein kids loved their music room, even if their musical talents were still a little…rough.
From eight to nine o'clock the eldest daughter Rachel had a singing lesson.
From nine to ten o'clock the second daughter Sarah took a piano lesson.
From ten to eleven o'clock the eldest son David had a violin lesson.
From eleven to eleven thirty the other son Michael had a lesson on the flute.
At eleven thirty all the brothers and sisters assembled for an ear-splitting voice, piano, violin and flute concert.
Finally, the thief staggered out from the closet, and falling at their feet, cried:
"For Heaven's sake, have me arrested!"

and last but not least a real estate joke:

David Epstein was a wealthy philanthropist in his community and often received visits from those seeking tzedakah at his house. One evening, David received a knock and the door where a tearful man addressed him, "Sir you have got to help! There is a family that I know very well that is in desperate need of money. The father has been out of a job for over a year, they have five kids at home with barely a bit of food to eat. The worst part is, that they are about to kicked out of the house and they will be left on the streets without a roof over their heads!" The man concluded with one last heart wrenching sob.
"Well," said David, "that really is a sad story. Why don't you come inside and we'll talk about it a little more."
"So how much money is needed exactly?" asked David when they were both seated.
"Oh it's really terrible", said the man starting up again, "why just for the rent $3000 is needed by tomorrow otherwise they'll be kicked out onto the streets."
"How do you know so much about this situation?" asked David as he reached for his check book.
"Well," said the man breaking down once more "they are my tenants."

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