Thursday, November 13, 2014

rarely seen moments of us history and Golda Meir and Rabbi Kahne video on his Yarseit

Mental Rehearsals

Before delivering an important speech, people rehearse. Before performing before a large audience, people rehearse. When you rehearse, you build up your skills and you improve what needs improvement. When you practice excellently, those experiences are stored in your brain cells and you can access them again and again.
Before a potentially difficult encounter with someone, mentally rehearse. In your mind's eye imagine yourself getting along smoothly. See yourself remaining calm and friendly the entire time. See yourself speaking with respect and kindness to the other person. Imagine that this person will speak to you in a friendly way.
This mental exercise is a powerful tool. It works either positively or negatively. If you imagine that someone will speak and act negatively towards you, this imaging will put you in an unresourceful state, and will make it more likely that you will help create that negative reality. With equal effort you can choose to utilize it positively.

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Before women's liberation became the fad....

Golda Meir

Here is a sample of the wit and wisdom of one of the great world leaders, When I read #3, I had to stop and read it over and over again. -- What a wonderful woman she was. #6 is pretty profound too... and so true.

There is nothing I could say about her that would extol her more than her own words .


1. "Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."


(Golda with Ben Gurion)

2. "It is true we have won all our wars, but we have paid for them.
We don't want victories anymore."


3. "We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children. We cannot forgive them for forcing us to kill their children. We will only have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us."


4. "My dear, old age is like an airplane flying in a storm. Once you're in it there's nothing you can do. You can't stop a plane, you can't stop a storm, you can't stop time. So you might as well take it easy, with wisdom."


(Golda with President Nixon)

5. "A man who does not hate war is not fully human."


6. "We Jews have a secret weapon in our struggle with the Arabs; we have no place to go."


(Golda with President Kennedy)

7. "Let me tell you the one thing I have against Moses. He took us forty years into the desert in order to bring us to the one place in the Middle East that has no oil!"


(Golda working in the Kibbutz.)

8. "We owe a responsibility not only to those who are in Israel but also to those generations that are no more, to those millions who have died within our lifetime, to Jews all over the world, and to generations of Jews to come.
We hate war. We do not rejoice in victories. We rejoice when a new kind of cotton is grown, and when strawberries bloom in Israel."


9. Don't be so humble, you aren't that great.


Rabbi Meir Kahane on Arab Riots and the Temple Mount

Published: November 11th, 2014
Meir Kahane B&W video
Photo Credit: YouTube
Last Monday, 17 Marcheshvan, is the Yartzheit of Rabbi Meir Kahane, who was assassinated by an Arab terrorist in NYC on Nov. 5, 1990. In 1993, the same terror cell which killed Meir Kahane tried to blow up the World Trade Center.
As we are currently in the midst of the latest round of Arab violence and riots, this clip of Kahane talking about Arab violence and riots seems rather appropriate.
As the Arabs are trying to claim their riots are about the Temple Mount, here is Kahane on the Temple Mount and how Jews should not desecrate Arab mosques, and Arabs shouldn't desecrate the Jew's holy site:

Enjoy these special pictures as well:

Rarely Seen "Enchanted" Moments of US History (Megapost)


Mark Twain in Tesla's lab, 1894

A 10 x 15-foot wooden shed where the "Harley-Davidson Motor Company" started out in 1903

Testing football helmets in 1912

Helmets again: A Pyramid of captured German ones in front of the NYC Grand Central Terminal, 1918

A bar in New York City, the night before prohibition began,1920

Mount Rushmore Before Carving, 1920s

Traffic jam in New York, 1923

A quiet little job at a crocodile farm in St. Augustine, Florida, 1926 (UPDATE: well, an alligator farm of course, as Roy notes in the comments below)

World economic crisis, 1929

Central Park in 1930

Last four couples standing at a Chicago dance marathon, ca. 1930

Early meeting of the Mickey Mouse Club.

Confederate and Union soldiers shake hands across the wall at the 1938 reunion for the Veterans of the Battle of Gettysburg

When they realized women were using their sacks to make clothes for their children, flour mills of the 30s started using flowered fabric for their sacks, 1939

NY, Coney Island, 1940

The thirty-six men needed to fly and service a B-17E in 1942

A man begging for his wife's forgiveness inside Divorce Court. Chicago, 1948

Three young women wash their clothes in Central Park during a water shortage. New York, 1949

19 year-old Shigeki Tanaka was a survivor of the bombing of Hiroshima and went on to win the 1951 Boston Marathon. The crowd was silent as he crossed the finish line. (UPDATE: As Peter notes in the comments below, "Tanaka was not exactly "a survivor of the bombing of Hiroshima" — when the bomb was dropped, he was at home, about 20 miles from the site. He saw a light and heard a distant rumble, but was personally unaffected by the bomb.")

Florida's last Civil War veteran, Bill Lundy, poses with a jet fighter, 1955

NASA scientists with their board of calculations, 1960′s

Muhammad Ali's fists after the fight with Cooper, 1963

New York firemen play a game after a fire in a billiard parlor, 1969

An abandoned baby sleeps peacefully in a drawer at the Los Angeles Police Station, 1971

Boy hiding in a TV set. Boston, 1972 by Arthur Tress

A spectator holds up a sign at the Academy Awards, April 1974

Robert De Niro's cab driver license. In order to get into character for the film Taxi Driver, he obtained his own hack license and would pick-up/drive customers around in New York City.

Nancy Reagan sits on the lap of Mr. T, dressed as Santa, 1983

Ronald Reagan wearing sweatpants on Air Force One, 1985
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