Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Train of Life and the blood moon over Jerusalem

Forgive Fully

A person who sincerely fears the Almighty should forgive someone who wronged him when that person asks for forgiveness. He should do his best to return to the previous state of loving-friendship that existed before the other person erred.

We find in the Torah (Genesis 50:21) that Yosef forgave his brothers for selling him into slavery as soon as they asked his forgiveness. He told them that because he fears G-d they need not worry.

Is there anyone you have not yet forgiven? If yes, imagine that the person has the wisdom and courage to ask you for forgiveness. Visualize yourself forgiving that person. The next time you encounter that person act with the friendliness of someone you have forgiven.

This is especially hard for most people, which is one of the reasons that G-d asks us to to do it. I hurt two of my friends recently inadvertently. I have asked for forgiveness, but it is taking them a long time to forgive. I have to be strong enough to wait until they fully forgive, while meanwhile practicing what I preach.

Love Yehuda Lave

Rare 3,000-year-old King David era seal discovered by Temple Mount Sifting Project - Israel News - Jerusalem Post

This is one reason that the tragedy of when the Moslems took layers of years of history off the temple mount was such a tragedy. Who knows what was lost?

Street remember the Yom Kippur we just had

This is absolutely amazing. Joe Rinaudo playing an America Fotoplayer, the incredible instrument used in films, cartoons, and, of course, ball games, throughout the early 20th Century.

The Train of Life:


At birth we boarded the train and met our parents,
and we believe they will always travel on our side.

However, at some station
our parents will step down from the train,
leaving us on this journey alone.

As time goes by,
other people will board the train;
and they will be significant
i.e. our siblings, friends, children,
and even the love of your life.

Many will step down
and leave a permanent vacuum.

Others will go so unnoticed
that we don't realize
they vacated their seats.

This train ride will be full of joy,
sorrow, fantasy, expectations,
hellos, goodbyes, and farewells.

Success consists of having a good relationship
with all passengers
requiring that we give the best of ourselves.

The mystery to everyone is:
We do not know at which station
we ourselves will step down.

So, we must live in the best way,
love, forgive, and offer the best of who we are.

It is important to do
this because when the time comes for us to step down
and leave our seat empty
we should leave behind beautiful memories
for those who will continue to travel on the train of life.

I wish you a joyful journey on the train of life.
Reap success and give lots of love.
More importantly, thank God for the journey.

Lastly, I thank you
for being one of the passengers on my train.

MK Zahalka Rioting on Temple Mount: 'We'll Never Permit Jews to Pray' [video]on Temple Mount: 'We'll Never Permit Jews to Pray' [video]

Published: September 29th, 2015

MK Jamal Zahalka in rage on the Temple Mount

MK Jamal Zahalka in rage on the Temple Mount
Photo Credit: Avichai Menachem / Hozrim l'Har

( Arab MKs Jamal Zahalka, Massoud Ghanayem and Abdel Hakim Hajj (Joint List) arrived in Jerusalem Tuesday morning, to participate in the Arab protest against the right of Jews to enter the Temple Mount, An NRG video [credit: Avichai Menachem / Hozrim l'Har] documenting the event shows MK Zahalka making harsh announcements at the Jewish worshipers and police officers present.

Speaking to NRG, MK Zahalka warned that he expel every Jew who goes near the Al Aqsa Mosque. "We came to protest the desecration of Al-Aqsa mosque by extremist Jewish groups. This is a mosque belonging to the Muslims, there is no reason to change the status quo to allow Jewish prayers on the Mount. I will personally expel every Jew who comes to the Temple Mount in a provocative manner," he said.

Zahalka added that "I met with Chairman Abbas, I was with King Abdullah of Jordan, and the president of Turkey Tayyip Erdo─čan, and we discussed this important issue which constitutes a real danger to regional stability. There is great anger in Muslim society about the harm to Al Aqsa Mosque, which in the State of Israel they're not aware of and do not feel it."

In the video, Zahalka faces police on the Temple Mount while Jewish visitors are present and shouts "Criminals, lunatics, go to hell." He tells a policeman who tries to remove him: "Even you have no place here."

Zahalka said that despite his protest, he is not against Jewish tourists visiting the Temple Mount. "There are hundreds of tourists who visit Al Aqsa and we don't check whether they are Jews or Christians. As long as it is innocent tourists, we have no problem with that, but there should be no Jewish worshipers at Al-Aqsa. We will not let that happen."

On Tuesday morning, police allowed the entry of one group of religious Jews at a time into the Temple Mount compound, with dozens waiting in line outside. But visitors without identifying religious Jewish articles of clothing were allowed to enter without restriction. Eventually, police blocked entrance to the compound and asked the people waiting outside to leave the area.

During the first day of the Sukkot holiday, Monday, Arabs attacked Jewish visitors who were on their way to attend holiday prayers at the Western Wall. Multiple videos have shown ultra-Orthodox and national-religious Jews, many of them children, being harassed by dozens of Arabs, mostly women, who yelled at them, "Allahu Akbar."