Cut Worrying Down to Size
Rabbi Leib Dimiles, a wealthy businessman, was also a righteous Torah scholar. Upon receiving news that all his money was lost, he calmly returned to his studies. His wife was shocked: "How can you remain calm in the face of such misfortune?"
Rabbi Leib replied, "Fortunately I have a very quick mind. The amount of worrying that would take someone else a year, I can worry about in a few seconds."
And of course the famous joke. A guy says to another, "I will give you $1,000 to do my worrying for me". Ok, says the other, "Where is the $1,000?". The reply, "That's your first worry."
Speaking of Violence here is a little piece from someone on our side:This place sounds like an intriguing place to visit.
But, alas, I'm on a salt-free diet!!
If you are looking for an exotic place to visit?...
The Largest Salt Flat in the World
The Salar de Uyuni is the world's largest salt flat at 10,582 square kilometers (4,086 sq mi) and it's a major tourist destination in the South American country of Bolivia. The Salar is virtually devoid of any wildlife or vegetation, but it is home to an estimated 10 billion tons of salt.
But what is no less incredible, is where people who visit this amazing place stay, and how does one build something in the middle of the vast emptiness?The answer is quite remarkable.
Anyone arriving to visit this exotic part of the world is in for a real treat anda stay in one of the world's most unique hotel experiences. Due to a lack of conventional construction materials in this area, many of the hotels here are built entirely with salt blocks cut most famous one is called Palacio de Sal, Spanish for "Palace of salt". The hotel is made of about 1 million 35-cm (14-inch) saltblocks, which wereused for the floor, walls, ceiling and furniture,including the beds, tables, chairs and sculptures. The hotel even has a dry sauna and a steam room, a saltwater pool and whirlpool baths for guests to relax in and fully enjoy this unreal place.
Imagine what it feels like, sleeping on salt beds, sitting on salt chairs andeven eating at salt tables. And while no one can deny how beautiful everything in this hotel is, that beauty is nothing compared to the view…
The salt flats are so white and clear they often show a perfect reflection of the sky and the objects above them. In fact, because the Salar is so flat and has such a strong reflection, similar to that of ice sheets, it is used for calibrating the distance measurement equipment of satellites in space!The white, endless flats also offer visitors a unique opportunity to take sometruly mind-bending pictures. With no other objects in sight, the human eye loses its ability to establish a proper field of depth. The results are some of the most creative and bizarre pictures you will ever see…
The Salar is truly a place like no other, a magical kingdom of salt and beauty where one can drive on the endless flats and see the sky both above and below him. It is just one of many places on earth that prove that beauty has no rules.
The truth is we aren't writing this for you, because you probably aren't listening. But these things need to be said.
We are not going to lecture you about how the Jewish people are the original inhabitants of the land and you are newcomers, colonialists even. All that is true, but we don't want to argue theoretically. We want to talk tachlis (you've been here long enough to know what that means).
You have been sold a false bill of goods by your leaders, who have grown fat over the years by maintaining the fiction that you are going to throw us out of the Land of Israel. They've been handsomely paid by anti-Zionists everywhere, from Hitler to the KGB to the Saudis to the Iranian regime to George Soros to the EU to Barack Obama.
You are not going to throw us out.
First of all, there are more of us. There is an absolute majority of Jews living between the Jordan and the Mediterranean, even if we use your inflated population figures and even if we count Gaza. We are not the French colonists in Algeria or the Crusaders. Our birthrate is high and increasing, and yours is decreasing. Jews are moving here from the rest of the world, and Arabs are leaving.
Second, there is no place for us to go. The roughly 50% of our population that is descended from Jewish refugees from Arab countries are not going back to Syria, Iraq, Egypt, etc. (so much, by the way, for calling us 'European colonialists'). Ethiopian Jews can't go back to Ethiopia. And nobody else is going anywhere.
Third, we have a deep religious connection to the land. Our bible is a story about the relationship between God, the Jewish people, and the Land of Israel. The har habayit is the location of our holy temples, and our patriarchs are buried here (even if you set fire to their tombs). Don't tell me about Mohammed's horse.
Fourth (and this is important, pay attention), if you try to hurt us, you are going to die. This isn't the way we want to be, but this is what necessity demands. This is what we have finally learned from our history.
Think for yourselves for once. Don't listen to Mahmoud Abbas, Ismail Haniyeh or Raed Saleh. Especially don't trust the Jewish traitors like those who write in Ha'aretz or who are on the payroll of Soros, Obama or the EU. They care even less for Arabs than your billionaire leaders do.
Before you take a knife or an ax and go out to kill a Jew, think about this: you will die and it won't bring your objective even a little bit closer.
We don't want to kill you, expel you, or humiliate you. We would be happy to live peacefully as neighbors. But we are prepared to fight for our land.
This is the state of the Jewish people in its historic homeland and Jerusalem is its capital. We insist on maintaining our sovereignty here. If you can't deal with this, move. Go to Jordan (the original 'Palestinian' state), to Europe, South America, Australia, the United States. But we are not going anywhere.
The Jewish people in the Land of IsraelBy: Moshe FeiglinPublished: October 22nd, 2015
Latest update: October 21st, 2015
The new Arab murderer was born after the handshakes – the handshakes of Rabin and Netanyahu with Yasir Arafat, the head of the PLO (the Organization to Liberate the Land of Israel from the Jews).
For his entire life, the new Arab murderer has heard from Israel that the Land is his and that we are nothing more than occupiers who will soon be moving on. The new Arab murderer thus does not need an organization to ignite him. Israel has been igniting him from the day he was born.
In 1967, during the Six-Day War of miracles, it took the IDF a day and a half to capture the entire Gaza Strip from the Egyptian army. In the summer of 2014, Gaza terrorized Israel, including Tel Aviv – for almost two months. All that Israel's much more powerful army managed to do was to achieve a fragile cease-fire with a small, motley organization of terrorists.
Menachem Begin destroyed the nuclear reactor in Iraq in 1981 with no speech in the UN and with no advance warning. Netanyahu addresses Iran's threats to destroy Israel by making speeches. He has managed to make Iran's aspirations practically legitimate, buttressed with a sly wink of the eye by international accords.
The problem began at Oslo. When Rabin and Netanyahu shook Arafat's hand and accepted in principle that Israel's heartland belongs to the Arabs, they turned themselves (and all of us) into colonialists in a foreign land, occupiers of a land that belongs to others.
If somebody sets up camp in your living room and claims to be the owner of your home, you can call the police, you can yell, or you can push him out the door. But one thing is for sure: If instead of opposing him, you offer him a part of your house, the neighbors will understand that the entire house really belongs to him.
With two cursed handshakes, Rabin and Netanyahu gave the head of the Organization to Liberate the Land of Israel from the Jews – all the Land from all the Jews – the most important weapon of all. They gave him the weapon of justice. Israel today is armed from head to toe with the most advanced and sophisticated weapons. But its mindset does not allow it to defend itself.
In the weeks to come, we will likely see more and more soldiers, more and more roadblocks, more and more severe punishments – more and more carpets being thrown over the glowing embers. As in the past, we may even think for a moment that we have managed to extinguish the fire. But it will always re-ignite for the very simple reason that we are dealing with a new generation of Arabs: intelligent, proud, and armed with the justice that we afforded them.
If the current violence does not dissipate on its own, I do not see how the present government can deal with it. They can clamp down on Judea and Samaria, but imposing a curfew on the Arab villages and towns inside Israel's pre-1967 borders does not seem likely. And even if the government will be forced to impose such a curfew, what will it do about the Arab violence in the mixed cities?
- Restore Israel's confidence in the justice of its cause. Quickly end the "occupation" and return – mentally – to the Land of Israel as rightful owners.
- Immediate nullify the Oslo Accords and eliminate foreign groups that entertain any notion of controlling the area, just as we did in Operation Protective Shield.
- Restore Israeli control over all parts of the Land in our hands and declare full sovereignty in all of Judea and Samaria – as we did in the Golan Heights.
- The Arabs living in Judea and Samaria must be forced to declare loyalty to the Jewish state or paid to leave the country.
- Allocate the entire Land to its owners, the Nation of Israel – particularly all citizens who serve in the army. Allow accelerated construction throughout the Land.
- Any nationalist violence will be considered an act of war and the permanent resident status of its perpetrators and those close to them will be revoked.
The time has come for leadership that understands the source of the problem and is capable of dealing with it. The time has come for Zehut.