Thursday, September 17, 2015

1915 - an eye opener...and Life matters

Anxiety Builds Courage

From the perspective of courage, every time you experience fear you have another opportunity to increase your level of courage.

With some situations, the very fact that your initial reaction is one of fear, in itself renders the words you say and the actions you take into courageous words and deeds. If you would be doing the very same thing and it would be easy for you, it would not be a courage-building event.

Now that you needed to overcome your anxiety and fear, your level of courage is rising. This opens you up to a wealth of future possibilities that would not have been possible without the courage you are adding to your character.

Some things in life you can't change easily. Don't frustrate yourself and do something you enjoy, like reading a book to take your out of the uncomfortable moment as you build courage.

Love Yehuda Lave and Shanna Tova

 This New Year

May you get a clean bill of health

from your dentist, your cardiologist, your  gastroenterologist, your urologist,

your proctologist, your podiatrist,  your plumber and the IRS.

May your hair, your teeth, your face-lift, your abs and your stocks not fall.

May your blood pressure, your triglycerides, your cholesterol,

your white blood count and your real estate taxes not increase.

May you find a way to travel from anywhere to anywhere

in the rush hour in less than an hour, and when you get there,

may you find a parking space.

And above all else…

May what you see in the mirror delight you,

and what others see in you delight them.

May someone love you enough to forgive your faults, be blind to your blemishes,

and tell the world about your virtues.

May you want what you have, so as to be truly content with your lot.

May you be at peace knowing that that which you so lovingly instilled in your children,

is sufficient to carry them through the rough spots they'll encounter along the way.

May you never be too busy or too late to really be there for the people you love.

And finally, may your world be filled with love and laughter. 

May you be strong and healthy, hopeful and grateful, and may you be able to rejoice

in the good fortune that is yours for many years to come.


How to age gracefully (very cute)

How to Age Gracefully

 PM Netanyahu's New Year's Blessing to the World!



Something to think about!

 1915 - an eye opener...



The year is 1915 - One hundred years ago.  What a difference a century

Here are some statistics for the Year 1915:

The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.

Fuel for cars was sold in drug stores only.

Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.

Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.

The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower.

The average US wage in 1910 was 22 cents per hour.

The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year ...

A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year.

A dentist $2,500 per year.

A veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year.

And, a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.

More than 95 percent of all births took place at home .

Ninety percent of all Doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION! Instead, they
attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the
press AND the government as "substandard."

Sugar cost four cents a pound.

Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.

Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.

Most women only washed their hair once a month, And, used Borax or egg yolks
for shampoo.

Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their
country for any reason.

The Five leading causes of death were:

  1.    Pneumonia and influenza
  2.  Tuberculosis
  3. Diarrhea
  4. Heart disease
  5. Stroke

The American flag had 45 stars ...

The population of Las Vegas, Nevada was only 30.

Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented yet.

There was neither a Mother's Day nor a Father's Day.

Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write

And, only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school

Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at local
corner drugstores.

Back then pharmacists said, "Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to
the mind, regulates the stomach, bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian
of health!"  (Shocking?)

Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or
domestic help...

There were about 230 'reported' murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A.!

I am now going to forward this to someone else without typing it myself.

From there, it will be sent to others all over the WORLD all in a matter of

It is impossible to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.





Jewish Lives Matter

Jewish Lives Matter

The deal is written but it is not yet sealed.


The days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur have very special significance. They determine our fate for the coming year. It is the time of Divine judgment. In the heavens above mankind is evaluated, our deeds weighed and our actions considered. A decree written on Rosh Hashanah is held in abeyance awaiting final approval on the Day of Atonement. Whether the world acknowledges it or not, this is the most important period of time in the year, the final days in which we can still change our personal fate as well as the destiny of mankind.

And remarkably enough, just as above so too below. For months the world has watched with ever growing bewilderment as a deal has been put in place with Iran, the major sponsor of worldwide terrorism, which ensures them of eventual nuclear capability as well as the immediate boon of over $150 billion to carry out their nefarious plans for universal domination. The plan is written – but it is not yet sealed. In the very 10 days set aside for the heavens to render final judgment, America's political leadership is given its last opportunity to nullify what over 70 percent of Americans and 90% of Israelis consider nothing short of suicidal.

It is in the prayers uttered by Jews in synagogues around the world at this time that we so clearly address our contemporary concern. "On Rosh Hashanah it is written and on Yom Kippur it is sealed – who will live and who will die." In case we took the threat lightly, the Ayatollah of Iran chose to remind us: "You will not see the next 25 years," Khamenei said just before Rosh Hashanah, referring to Israel. "God willing, it will be nothing – no Zionist regime by the next 25 years. Until then, struggling, heroic and jihadi morale will leave no moment of serenity for Zionists."

It is a great irony of history that those who plot the greatest evils do not conceal their plans; they publicize in advance their genocidal ambitions and rely on the naïveté of the civilized world not to take them seriously. Hitler spelled out exactly what he would do to the Jews in Mein Kampf. The Western world wrote it off as pure rhetoric, exaggerations with no link to reality. That is what allowed the Holocaust to happen.

The world is once again guilty of the same misconception. On the very eve of passage of the deal predicated on the belief of Iran's willingness to join the family of peace-loving nations, Iranian leadership spells out loudly and clearly that annihilation of Israel and all of its inhabitants is its nonnegotiable goal. And the deal is still on the table. It is written – but it has not yet been sealed. The politicians will be discussing and debating. And the calendar reminds us that we are in the midst of the 10 days of repentance and the very same moment of judgment is taking place in the heavens above.

So much is hanging in the balance. Jewish lives matter – and so do our prayers.

Shockingly, there's been no anguished response, no furious denunciation, no screams of outrage at the ayatollahs promised commitment to genocide. No defenders of the deal have come forward to proclaim with equal vigor that annihilation of Israel is a deal breaker and that Jewish life matters. No one, not the President of the United States or any world leaders, felt sufficiently motivated to denounce a pledge for the destruction of a member of the United Nations and the extermination of an entire people.

There is a mantra that has gained much popularity in the United States today because of valid outrage against the sin of racism: "Black lives matter." And they most certainly do. We must add another group which has somehow lost claim to love or even legitimacy in the hearts of those ostensibly carry the banner of brotherhood: "Jewish lives matter." Bigotry and prejudice are sins even when its victims are Jews. Anti-Semitism may today be fashionable but it is just as abominable as racism rooted in color.

Who would have believed that a mere half-century after the Holocaust we again need to remind the world of this simple truth? Jewish lives matter.

During these days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, we need to reflect not only on our own future but on the fate of mankind. So much is hanging in the balance. Jewish lives matter – and so do our prayers. May we all be sealed in the Book of Life.