Tuesday, August 4, 2015


We visit the communities where the people of Gush Katif have moved.

Gush KaTif revisited 10 years later 080315


Must watch piece by Dennis Prager on the Iranian Deal:


Be Mindful Of The Effects Of Impatience

Being on the receiving end of someone else's impatience gives us a first-hand experience of what others experience if we are impatient with them.

Doesn't it feel distressful to be rushed by an impatient clerk? Isn't it irritating when someone you call up for instructions or to register a complaint is too impatient to hear you out?

 Isn't it annoying when you're going as fast as you can and someone yells, "Hurry up already!"

Love Yehuda Lave



A Cup of Tea made with cold water.

One day my Grandma was out, and my Grandpa was in charge of me.


I was maybe 2 1/2 years old. Someone had given me a little 'tea set'
as a gift, and it was one of my favorite toys.


Grandpa was in the living room engrossed in the evening news when I brought him a little cup of 'tea', which was just water.


After several cups of tea and lots of praise for such yummy tea, my
Grandma came home.


My Grandpa made her wait in the living room to watch me bring him
a cup of tea, because it was 'just the cutest thing!' Grandma waited, and sure enough, here I came down the hall with a cup of tea for Grandpa, and
she watched him drink it up.


Then she said, (as only a grandma would know), "Did it ever occur to
you that the only place she can reach to get water is the toilet?"






Hilchos Bikur Cholim  (bible laws for visiting the sick)


5862. One should not visit one's enemy who is sick (or is sitting shiva) lest one get the impression that the visitor is glad at the other's misfortune. Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 193:1


5863. Nevertheless, one should lend money to one's enemy who has fallen on difficult times. Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 193:1





Of the 613 Mitzvos, there are Six Constant Mitzvos. Rather than requiring the performance of a certain action, these mitzvos are a state of being, of living with the reality of God's existence. The Six Constant Mitzvos are:   


* Believe there is a God.
* Don't believe in other gods.
* Believe God is one.
* Love God.
* Fear God.
* Don't be misled by your heart and eyes.

From the sefer, The Six Constant Mitzvos; the practical aspect to these mitzvos:

  1. Emunah B'Hashem requires that Hashem's existence must be reflected in our decisions and actions.
  2. Lo Yihyeh commands us not to seek success through means detached from the instructions God has given us.
  3. Yichud Hashem is Living with the awareness that all events and circumstances are orchestrated by Hashem.
  4. Ahavas Hashem is to Love Hashem; love life and lts opportunities for spiritual growth.
  5. Yiras Hashem requires us to live with the awareness of spiritual consequences.
  6. Lo Sasuru requires us to take steps to avoid getting distracted and losing sight of our true goals and mission.

Whoever learns Halachos each day is assured of a place in the World to Come



The fire which broke out in an Arab settlement called Duma, which exists in what is the Biblical Jewish heartland of Judea and Samaria (otherwise known by a hostile world by its erstwhile Jordanian Arab occupation name of the West Bank) has been automatically ascribed by many - often gleefully - as an act of "Jewish terrorism."


There are reports that Arabs have chosen to target a Jewish resident of Judea and Samaria as the guilty party but there is one big problem with their accusation. This particular man is currently serving time in an Israeli jail.


This false Arab claim is particularly egregious because slowly there are growing indications that this incident may have been the result of an ongoing 18 year-long intra-Arab blood feud within Duma itself and not the result of so-called "Jewish terrorism."  


Could it be that the devious Arab propaganda machine is looking for an Israeli suspect because the news has broken that they themselves may well have perpetrated the atrocity?


We know how little concern the PA and Hamas has for its own civilians from their deplorable use of children as human shields and the grotesque Palestinian manipulators of the international media by what has become known as Pallywood.


The two reports below shed more light on this situation:




Let me leave the last word to a brave pro-Israel Danish Christian lady, Jane Kiel, who lives in Jerusalem. Her video below poses serious questions about what may have really happened and whether this is a fabricated excuse by the Palestinian Authority and Hamas to launch a new terror campaign against Israel.

Arabs have already tried to burn down and desecrate biblical Joseph's tomb and increase what appears to be orchestrated stabbing and arson attacks on Jewish civilians and property.

One of the two graffiti messages scrawled in Hebrew, the single word - nekamah - meaning revenge, has calligraphic elements that raise the suspicion that it was actually sprayed by an Arabic speaking individual.

Certainly, until a suspect is arrested it would be wise to ponder very seriously the words of Ms. Kiel and certainly not jump to conclusions as, sadly, too many have already done.  

You can watch Jane's video here:


Thank you,

Victor Sharpe