Thursday, January 28, 2016

What your body does for you and Shabbat Shalom

Rabbi Yehuda Lave

Growth Is Gradual 

A person who tries to force himself to change his character in an extremely short time is apt to become depressed and will not be successful. Set reasonable goals for yourself. Work on your faults little by little.

If you make impossible demands on yourself, you will feel frustrated and miserable.

Love Yehuda Lave

The selfie that really DOES get under your skin: Camera can track blood flow and show it pulsing through the body

No more needles or blood pressure cuffs, new camera tracks blood flow

University of Waterloo claims this is the first portable touchless device that monitors the entire blow flow system in their patients. The device uses light and a digital signal process to track blood.

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26 January 2016

And we keep letting our inncents die and do nothing

Beit Horon Terror Stabbing Victim Shlomit Krigman, HY'D, Laid to Rest

Shlomit Krigman, hy'd, 23, was performing her National Service when she was attacked by Arab terrorists.

By: Hana Levi Julian

Published: January 26th, 2016

Shlomit Krigman HY"D

Shlomit Krigman HY"D
Photo Credit: TPS

Hundreds of mourners gathered to support friends and family of Shlomit Krigman, hy'd, as they paid their final respects Tuesday before she was laid to rest at the Har HaMenuchot cemetery in Jerusalem. "She was a very special person," said one.

The young woman — only 23 years old — lived in Shadmot Mehola in the Jordan Valley, but was staying in Beit Horon, located between Modi'in and Jerusalem along Highway 443, at the time of the attack.

"Shlomit was loved and known to all," said the Beit Horon settlement administration in a statement. "She served as a Bnei Akivah youth group coordinator during her National Service. During the past year she lived with her grandparents in the settlement of Beit Horon."

She was stabbed outside a grocery store late Monday afternoon by two Arab terrorists from the Palestinian Authority. Critically injured, she succumbed to her wounds on Tuesday morning at Hadassah Medical Center's Mount Scopus campus.

A second Israeli woman, age 58, was also stabbed in the same attack. She is in stable condition with moderate wounds at Jerusalem's Shaare Zedek Medical Center.

When the terrorists tried to enter the store to continue their stabbing spree, two Jewish workers pushed them back with a shopping cart, forcing them to run.

At that point, both attackers were shot and killed by a security guard. Forces who were searching the area found three IEDs (improvised explosive devices) they had planted around the store. Sappers were summoned to the site defuse the bombs.

The two terrorists, Ibrahim Ala'an, 22, from nearby Beit Ur al-Tahta; and Hussein Abu Ghosh, 17, from Qalandiya, a Hamas operative; reached the store via a nearby wadi. They jumped the fence surrounding the community, store worker Motti Shalem told Ynet.

"These difficult times are fraught with confrontation and we will overcome. We will continue to fight against terrorism and the incitement which drives it. In the face of terror, we choose life," President Reuven Rivlin said in the wake of the attack.

On Monday night, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the IDF to prepare an upgraded comprehensive security plan for the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.

Immediately following the stabbing at Beit Horon, the IDF froze the work permits of the family members of the two terrorists and a series of other security measures. Roadblocks were set up on all access routes to Beit Ur al-Tahta, allowing only humanitarian cases in or out, according to an IDF spokesperso

Rarely Seen Moments of US History

1869                                                          pueblo de los                                                          angeles

La Plaza, as seen from the Pico House. Pueblo Los Angeles , c. 1869

1870                                                          slave market

Slave auction place, c. 1860

1871                                                          chicago cafe                                                          after fire

Burnt District Coffee House in Chicago after the Fire, 1871. Chicago entrepreneurs quickly reacted to establish or reestablish businesses in the fire district.

quickly reacted to establish or reestablish businesses in the fire district.

1887                                                          telephone                                                          wires in new                                                          york

Telephone wires in New York , 1887

1890-1900                                                          hanging                                                          stagecoach                                                          robber Texas

Hanging of a stagecoach robber in Texas , c. 1890-1900

wooden                                                          prison wyoming                                                          1893

Wood-plank prison in Wyoming , 1893


Chinatown Squad of the San Francisco Police Department posing with sledge hammers and axes in front of August Pistolesi's grocery store at 752 Washington Street, 1895. They were specialized in opium dens and gambling rooms and their method was simple.

1900                                                           opium den san                                                          francisco

Opium den in San Francisco , 1900


Alice Huyler Ramsey (November 11, 1886 – September 10, 1983), the first woman to drive across the United States from coast to coast, 1909. Only 152 miles out of the total 3600-mile trip were made on paved road.


North American native Chilocco Indian Agricultural School basketball team in 1909. Originally, the swastika is a sign of good fortune.


A horse-drawn fire engine of Engine No. 39 leaving Fire Headquarters at 157 East 67th Street for the last time after being replaced with a motorized fire engine, New York City, February 19, 1912.


Lawn mowers of the White House grounds, 1918

1920s                                                          motorcycle                                                          chariot

Motorcycle chariots, 1920s

1922n                                                          wade log motor                                                          home

Log motor home by Wade, 1922


Log motor home by Wade, interior

1923                                                          japanese                                                          already                                                          unwanted

Neighbors of Japanese origin were already unwanted in some neighborhoods in 1923

1924                                                          three friends                                                          take a                                                          joyride

Three friends take a joyride on their 'new' vehicle, Ohio , c. 1924

North                                                          American                                                          native                                                          switchboard                                                          operator,                                                          1925

North American native switchboard operator, 1925

1930                                                          workers pave                                                          28th street                                                          manhattan

Workers lay bricks to pave 28th Street in Manhattan , 1930

Drive-In                                                          restaurant on                                                          West Sunset                                                          Boulevarde,                                                          Los                                                          Angelesben,1932

Drive-In restaurant on West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles ,1932


A life guard and a doctor attempt to save a swimmers life on Coney Island Beach , 1940. The woman in the center chose the worst moment for a smile.


Coney Island, NY, 1940

Marilyn                                                          Monroe and                                                          Queen                                                          Elizabeth                                                           (both 30 at                                                          the time) meet                                                          at a movie                                                          premier in                                                          London.                                                          October 1956

Victure Mature (my favorite "B" actor ever), Marilyn Monroe and Queen Elizabeth (both 30 at the time) meet at a movie premier in London . October 1956

Elvis Presley joins the Army, 1958

Soviet                                                           Premier Nikita                                                          Khrushchev                                                          eating a hot                                                          dog in Des                                                          Moines, Iowa

Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev eating a hot dog in Des Moines , Iowa , on which he commented "It's excellent… we make good sausages but yours are better", 1959


Couple and friend being abused in a restaurant for the latter being black, USA , 1963


Minoru Yamasaki (right) posing with a model of the World Trade Center he designed, 1964

1966                                                          portrait of                                                          hockey goalie

Portrait of hockey goalie Terry Sawchuk before face masks became standard in 1966

1967                                                          boston                                                           marathon woman                                                          removed

In 1967, challenging the all-male tradition of the Boston Marathon, Kathrine Switzer, at the time a headstrong 20-year-old junior at Syracuse University , entered the race. Two miles in, a race official tried to physically remove her from the competition.


Arnold Schwarzenegger on his first time in New York , 1968

New                                                          York City                                                          sidewalks                                                          filled with                                                          trash during                                                          the 1968                                                          strike

New York City sidewalks filled with trash during the 1968 strike of sanitation workers.


US President Richard Nixon jumps down from the trunk of a limousine which carried him and Pakistani President Yahya Khan (left, background) in a motorcade to Government House after Nixon's arrival in Lahore on August 1, 1969


Children play a game on the Xerox Alto, one of the first personal computers with a graphic user interface, 1973. Its monitor was switchable between portrait and landscape mode.

1973                                                          liberty                                                          statute from                                                          jersey city

Statue of Liberty as seen from Jersey City , 1963

1979                                                          carter solar                                                          panels white                                                           house

President Carter with engineers and solar panels newly installed on the White House, 1979. President Reagan had them removed in 1986, to be reinstalled by President Obama in 2010

1979                                                          barack obama                                                          with choom                                                          gang on                                                          hawaii

Barack Obama posing with a group of friends that called themselves the Choom Gang , Hawaii , c. 1979. Choom was slang for smoking marijuana.


Robin Williams joins the stunning women of the Denver Broncos' Pony Express as pro football's first male cheerleader and prances before 70,000 cheering fans in Denver 's Mile High Stadium.

1984                                                          reagan with                                                          china clay                                                          soldiers

Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan posing with clay soldiers at the Mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, 1984


John Travolta takes Princess Diana for a dance in the White House, 1985

Sometimes you may feel like your body is beginning to creak and fail you on the outside, but do you ever stop to consider the incredible work that is taking place inside of it? There is so much going on and everything fits together so well, that it's almost impossible to comprehend it. This presentation will remind you that there are miracles going on inside your body every single day.







Red Blood Cells











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