Sunday, August 31, 2014

Bar code: SEE WHERE IT'S MADE! And the the 2000 year old tomb a block from my house

Learn From Your Mistakes

When you utilize your mistakes as learning experiences to help you improve in the future, you grow from the experience. Therefore, the Talmud (Gittin 43a) says that a person does not have an entire grasp of a Torah concept until he has erred in it. Making a mistake can lead to greater clarity about how to prevent more serious mistakes in the future! The fool is someone who fails to learn from his mistakes and continues repeating them.

Think of a mistake you feel bad about. Now view that mistake as a learning experience. Realize how the lessons would have been missed had you not made that mistake. This will put the "mistake" into a whole new perspective.

Love Yehuda Lave

This might come in handy when shopping for your food.
This may be useful to know when grocery shopping, if it's a concern to you. 

The whole world is afraid of China-made "black hearted goods".

Can you differentiate which one is made in Taiwan or China ?

If the first 3 digits of the barcode are 690, 691 or 692, the product is MADE IN CHINA.

471 is Made in Taiwan .. 
This is our right to know, but the government and related departments never educate the public, therefore we have to RESCUE ourselves.

Nowadays,  Chinese businessmen know that consumers do not prefer products "MADE IN CHINA ", so they don't show from which country it is made.   

However, you may now refer to the barcode, remember if the first 3 digits are:

690-692 â€¦ then it is MADE IN CHINA .
00 - 09 
30 - 37 
40 - 44 â€¦ GERMANY

47 ... Taiwan
50 â€¦ UK

BUY USA by watching for "0" at the beginning of the number.  We need every boost we can get!


Alfasi Street

Jason's Tomb


In the heart of one of Jerusalem's most affluent neighborhoods we discover a fully reconstructed Maccabean-era tomb. The tomb even has its own address, 10 Alfasi Street. Who's buried here and why would they be buried in the middle of a residential neighborhood?

(Photo Credit: Dror Avi/Wikpedia)

(Photo Credit: Dror Avi/Wikpedia)

Visitors to Jerusalem's Old City quickly notice the graveyards that surround it, especially from the East. What most are not aware of is that during the Second Temple period the Old City was surrounded by graves from the west as well. Today, many of Jerusalem's most upscale neighborhoods were part of an elaborate "City of the Dead" (Necropolis). Our tomb sits at the heart of this ancient city.

After the 1948 war, when Jerusalem was divided into two parts, Israeli Western Jerusalem was built up as a residential area. In 1956, construction was done on Alfassi Street in the Rehavia neighborhood to make way for new residential buildings. When the contractors exploded the bedrock adjacent to 12 Alfassi Street, they discovered the remains of an ancient tomb. Not surprisingly, The City of Jerusalem delayed further construction on this street while the tomb was reconstructed and conserved, eventually receiving its own address.[1]

Inside this upscale tomb (it is in Rechavia after all!) archaeologists discovered several drawings of naval vessels and inscriptions in Aramaic and Greek including one for a man named "Jason" (Yason). Due to the drawings of boats inside the cave, many scholars believe that this "Jason" made his livelihood through the sea. Some have raised the improbable suggestion that he was a navy captain (possibly under Alexander Janeus) or maybe a pirate on the high seas.

The drawings were made in charcoal, so naturally they faded over time. (Photo Credit: Daniel Tsvi/Wikipedia)

The drawings were made in charcoal, so naturally they faded over time. (Photo Credit: Daniel Tsvi/Wikipedia)

(Photo Credit: Dror Avi/Wikpedia)

(Photo Credit: Dror Avi/Wikpedia)

Take note of the structure: the courtyard of the cave, where the deceased was placed during the ceremony, the single Doric column at the entrance to the burial chamber, above which a pyramid was built and the two openings to the two burial caves, one in front and one on the left.

Like most ancient grave sites, there is no entrance fee or opening hours for this site. It is recommended for groups of any size – especially Maccabee admirers.

Meditation:  One of the inscriptions inside the cave reads "שמחו אתם בחיים", which can be translated either as "you the living, rejoice" or "rejoice in your life" – an appropriate message for every season.