Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The Fabulous Mount of Olives

Rabbi Yehuda Lave
Advance Your Thinking

"How do I change the focus of my brain?" is a common question that people ask. "I tend to think of the negative. I worry a lot. My brain focuses way too much on thoughts that aren't conducive to happiness. How can I stop thinking about what I don't want to think about?"

A powerful tool that will help your brain move to the type of thoughts that you wish for is to tell it: "NEXT!" Then your brain will joyfully move on to another picture, idea, song, series of words, thoughts, imaginary scenes, visualizations, and anything else that brains like to do. Your brain can choose from an enormous amount of material that it already has stored in its immense library.

Love Yehuda Lave

On a beautiful fall Jerusalem morning with guard and guns on hand we do the fabulous

Mount of Olives. 3000 years of history including tombs of Absalom and Agripas with graves of Rabbi Kook and Menacham Begin. We conclude the tour walking up 200 stairs to the Kotel. This walking free tour is available to every Jew and how many have done it?

It is much more important to see than any other tourist site in the world and everyone can come and enjoy it.

Let me know if you have any questions after you watch my you tube slide show.

Anti-Israel Events Skyrocketing on U.S.. Campuses

Universities were themselves complicit in the events.


Mark Tapson


The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) released a new report last week showing a significant increase in anti-Israel activity on American university campuses over the 2014-2015 academic year.

According to Arutz Sheva News, no fewer than 150 explicitly anti-Israel events were held in the fall of this year alone - a marked increase from 105 such events in the same period last year.

Universities were themselves complicit in the anti-Israel events, reports Arutz Sheva: at least 15 of the events were sponsored or co-sponsored by universities such as UC Berkley, Drew University, and John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

At least 10% of the events were co-sponsored by student groups whose primary missions do not include a focus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Jonathan A. Greenblatt, the CEO of ADL, says:

"Student groups at a number of campuses are sponsoring a range of programs and initiatives designed with one goal: to isolate, defame and delegitimize Israel. Many of these efforts have resulted in increased tension between students and have fostered a hostile atmosphere for pro-Israel and Jewish students. We are particularly concerned by the support these initiatives have received from faculty members."

"The tactics employed by the BDS movement - along with the continued efforts by anti-Israel student groups seeking to stifle discourse about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Israel in general through disruption and defamation - is a deeply troubling phenomenon that has contributed to an atmosphere at some institutions where Jewish and pro-Israel students feel uncomfortable voicing their views or even asserting their Jewish identity."

Greenblatt also noted that

"BDS is not an effort designed to engender a peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It does not seek to achieve a two-state solution that benefits all parties. Instead, it seeks to undermine the Jewish State of Israel. It's an agenda of anti-normalization that demonizes Israel and its citizens simply because of their identity."

"This is the antithesis of constructive dialogue that the university should embody. In practice, the BDS movement's indiscriminate targeting of individuals based solely on their national origin and irrespective of views or actions is inherently anti-Semitic. While most incidents of anti-Semitism on campus are not generated by BDS, anti-Israel activity can often cross the line to anti-Semitism or foster an atmosphere in which anti-Semitic stereotypes are tolerated."

We are in lots and lots of trouble

100,000 Refugees to Arrive in 180 American Cities

  • Roughly 180 cities nationwide will receive a minimum of 10, 000 "Syrian refugees," who are mostly neither Syrian nor refugees, and not "properly vetted." Additionally, ten thousand is a misleading number—as it excludes an additional eight people each refugee is allowed to bring. In this way, ten thousand actually translates to 90,000.
The U.S. Refugee Public Affiliate Directory (published by ZeroHedge) lists the 180 cities in 48 states where refugees will be sent—thanks largely to Catholic Charities and a few other organizations receiving federal funds. Only two states, Montana and Wyoming, aren't receiving refugees through this program.
The State Department covers the financial cost of every refugee flown to America by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Last year it spent roughly $1.1 billion resettling migrants from around the world to America; a minimum cost of $16,000 per person.
After arriving, courtesy of the American taxpayer, refugees are provided free housing for 90 days, food, transportation, and assistance with finding employment. After the first 90 days, State Department funds are often replaced by Department of Health and Human Services program assistance.
The states receiving the largest number of refugees are: Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin.
The 180 cities anticipating an influx of refugees are:
  • Alaska: Anchorage
  • Alabama: Mobile
  • Arizona: Glendale, Phoenix, Springdale, Tucson
  • California: Anaheim, Garden Grove, Glendale, Los Angeles, Los Gatos, Modesto, Oakland, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Turlock, Walnut Creek
  • Colorado: Colorado Springs, Denver, Greeley
  • Connecticut: Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Delaware: Wilmington
  • Florida: Clearwater, Delray Beach, Doral, Jacksonville, Lauderdale Lakes, Miami, Naples, North Port, Orlando, Palm Springs, Pensacola, Riviera Beach, Tallahassee, Tampa
  • Georgia: Atlanta, Savannah, Stone Mountain
  • Hawaii: Honolulu
  • Iowa: Cedar Rapids, Des Moines
  • Idaho: Boise, Twin Falls
  • Illinois: Aurora, Chicago, Moline, Rockford, Wheaton
  • Indiana: Fort Wayne, Indianapolis
  • Kansas: Garden City, Kansas City, Wichita
  • Kentucky: Bowling Green, Lexington, Louisville, Owensboro
  • Louisiana: Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Metairie, New Orleans
  • Massachusetts: Boston, Framingham, Jamaica Plain, Lowell, South Boston, Springfield, West Springfield, Worcester
  • Maryland: Baltimore, Glen Burnie, Rockville, Silver Spring
  • Maine: Portland
  • Michigan: Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, Clinton Township, Dearborn, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Troy
  • Minnesota: Minneapolis, Richfield, Rochester, Saint Paul, St. Cloud
  • Missouri: Columbia, Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield
  • Mississippi: Biloxi, Jackson
  • North Carolina: Charlotte, Durham, Greensboro, High Point, New Bern, Raleigh, Wilmington
  • North Dakota: Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks
  • Nebraska: Lincoln, Omaha
  • New Hampshire: Concord, Manchester
  • New Jersey: Camden, East Orange, Elizabeth, Jersey City
  • New Mexico: Albuquerque
  • Nevada: Las Vegas
  • New York: Albany, Amityville, Binghamton, Brooklyn, Buffalo, New York, Rochester, Syracuse, Utica
  • Ohio: Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Cleveland Heights, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo
  • Oklahoma: Oklahoma City, Tulsa
  • Oregon: Portland
  • Pennsylvania: Allentown, Erie, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Scranton
  • Rhode Island: Providence
  • South Carolina: Columbia, Spartanburg
  • South Dakota: Huron, Sioux Falls
  • Tennessee: Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville
  • Texas: Abilene, Amarillo, Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio
  • Utah: Salt Lake City
  • Virginia: Arlington, Charlottesville, Falls Church, Fredericksburg, Harrisonburg, Newport News, Richmond, Roanoke
  • Vermont: Colchester
  • Washington: Kent, Richland, Seattle, Spokane, Takoma, Vancouver
  • Wisconsin: Green Bay, Madison, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Sheboygan,
  • West Virginia: Charleston
  • American Territory: Puerto Rico: San Juan
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