Friday, January 15, 2016

A Visit to the Belz Synagogue

Rabbi Yehuda Lave

Joyful For Being Alive 

When I suggest that people choose to be joyful in any present moment, some people argue, "If nothing special is happening, how can I just choose to be joyful? It won't be real joy."

People who win a major lottery prize are able to celebrate because they think this prize will give them happiness. Being alive is the ultimate thing to celebrate. As long as you are alive, so many options are open to you.

Developing the ability to choose to be joyful just because you are alive is a skill like any other skill. When you practice enough times, you will experience it on a biochemical and neurological level.

Love Yehuda Lave

Belz Great Synagogue

An Emuna tour

This is just nice. a pleasant way to remind us of good things in Israel

The Life of flowers

EU sponsors illegal Palestinian road to help PA annex Area C

Road being built between Gush Etzion and Dead Sea on land that is all part of Israeli-controlled Area C.

By Arutz Sheva Staff

First Publish: 1/12/2016, 2:18 PM

The new illegal road

Courtesy: Regavim

The Regavim movement has spotted an illegal road being built by the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the middle of the Judean Desert with money transferred from the European Union.

Regavim has filed a court case against the illegal construction with Israel's High Court of Justice.

The PA completed several weeks ago preparations for the construction of a road which extends beyond its territory of control and into Gush Etzion, heading towards the Dead Sea.

Regavim had notified Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) of the illegal building more than six months ago. However, Israeli authorities chose not to take action at that time. Since then heavy machinery has prepared the road for paving.

While previous promises from then ministers Avigdor Liberman and Yisrael Katz regarding Israel's desire to pave a highway connecting Gush Etzion to the Dead Sea have remained as good intentions only, the PA has taken up the work and is building the road instead.

The new road illegally cuts through the Judean Desert, and passes through areas that are under full Israeli control. It has received no permits from the Israeli government.

Preparation has been completed on eight and a half kilometers of the road, which is expected to be twenty kilometers long once it is finished.

Oved Arad, the head of the land division of Regavim said "this road is a snake in the grass. We are talking about a strategic impediment of the highest order. According to the Oslo accords this is the only spot that Israel can construct this important road that can connect from Gush Etzion to the Dead Sea and from there to the Jordan Valley and the Arava."

"If the Palestinians build the road with EU funding, it will allow them to gain control of large amounts of Israeli land in the Judean Desert, and annex it to their control."

"Israel cannot give up on the land, and certainly not to allow foreign countries to come in and take it over."

Sources in Regavim added that "according to documents signed by the EU, they have instructed that the money being used to build the road, is intended for the Palestinian authority to 'gnaw away at' Area C and appropriate its land."

"This is highly illegal and completely unacceptable. Israel must tell the EU that enough is enough."

Norwegian Coast Road--Speaking of Roads

Would love to take this drive! Would be interesting to know how they put the pilings in the open sea for the bridges.


> *How would you like the job of building this road??**!!!*
> *The road is built on several small islands and reefs, and is crossed by
> eight bridges, several roads and overpasses. This road a view of the open
> sea, which is rare on the roads along the Norwegian coast. You can see
> fjords and mountains near the road.*
> *The spectacular road quickly became a tourist attraction, insofar
> precautions should be displayed while driving, because of the attendance of
> the road by the local population and visitors.*
> *Imagine you are driving along this road**!*

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