We all have a deep and pervasive need for meaning. We want our lives to be meaningful. Not only is this so about our lives in general, but we feel distress and anxiety when we feel that time is being wasted on something that is meaningless.
Impatience teaches us an important lesson. It shows us that our time is valuable and we want to utilize it for meaningful activities.
The ultimate meaning in life is to connect to G-d. The specialness of the Jewish people is that the bible teaches that we have a special connection to G-d. This was expressed in our 860 year two temple Temple Mount building. Every generation that does not rebuild the temple according to the oral law is considered as if they did destroyed it. In my life I have the opportunity to go to the Temple Mount as I did on Sunday. It is up to my generation to rebuild the Temple again. The State of Israel is the first step to having that happen. Below are the videos from my trip.
Love Yehuda Lave
Temple Mount Videos from Rosh Hodesh
Taken by my new friend Michael Miller
Thousands of worshipers crowded the Western Wall (Kotel) Plaza Sunday evening for the first recital of selichot, the series of penitential prayers recited in the run up to the Jewish High Holy Days.
According to the Sephardic rite, selichot prayers are recited for the entire month of Elul, which began on Sunday. Ashkenazic Jews only begin selichot on the Saturday night (or Sunday morning) before Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new year.
In both traditions, selichot can be recited either at night or early morning, prior to the morning shacharit prayers.
Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) are the most revered days in the Hebrew calendar, when God judges all of mankind. The month of Elul is viewed as an important period of reflection, introspection and repentance before those "days of judgement."
See video of the prayers at this site
The car that is a plane
There is a team of students from MIT who are working on this. Apparently they are going to produce the first model in the next two years or so.
A grown up Carly Simon (with her two children) sings in Bryant Park in New York on May 19, 2000
She has always been my favorite singer, forget the fact she is Jewish, and has always been beautiful and brilliant.
At the end of a piece is a tribute to her mother, after she passed away, a new piece that you may not have seen called "Like a river" . I also put that piece separately as a second link
The Bryant park concert
Like a River
and here she is doing a tribute to Casablanca (my favorite movie) called as time goes by
Even if you are not Jewish, this is really amazing.
The Jewish Star (of David) is also referred to as a MAGEN DAVID.
All 24 letters of the Hebrew Alphabet are found in a Magen David (Star of David).
There is no such thing in any other language!
This is a powerful new clip from the new documentary "World War II: Saving the Reality" narrated by Dan Aykroyd. Don't be another bystander in Holocaust denial. Keep their stories alive.