Sunday, March 20, 2016

A Day in Tel Aviv

Rabbi Yehuda Lave

Welcome Interruptions  

A person with humility does not feel angry if he is interrupted in the middle of doing something. He always sees the virtues of the person who interrupted him, and considers that person important.

If a king interrupted a woodchopper in the middle of chopping wood, the woodchopper would not be offended -- since he is aware of how distinguished the king is. Similarly, the humble person always appreciates the greatness in each person and is not offended if they interrupt him.

Love Yehuda Lave

"One of the disadvantages of wine is that it makes a man mistake words for thoughts."

-- Samuel Johnson

A Day in Tel Aviv

Britain's high security jail now controlled by Islamic extremists

We'll have to change the Monopoly Board....Prison is no longer a correction centre

Alan Dershowitz went off on this anti-Israel student and it was EPIC

Allan Dershowitz is excellent when responding to a Palestinian woman who tries to explain how Israel has caused the horrible plight of the Palestinians. Yes the Palestinians can whine and complain and haven't "gotten over it" for over 60 years, as their own people terrorize and enslave them. It is all true.

What's notably ironic about this video, is that the lecture was given at a conference of the YIISA, the Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism, which was closed down by Yale after some of the speakers at a conference on Global Antisemitism: A Crisis of Modernity spoke of instances of antisemitism in the Arab Muslim world. It seems that there were Muslims who were upset by their words and Yale closed the highly prestigious academic program.
Professor Walter Reich, a lecturer in psychiatry at Yale medical school, wrote then, in the Washington Post, about the university's sudden decision, "For the past five years, [YIISA] has flourished in New Haven, Conn. On a small budget, it has sponsored research, visiting fellowships, papers and presentations on the most abiding and lethal hatred mankind has ever known — the one that brought us the Holocaust and that is once again racing around the world. A few institutes for the study of anti-Semitism have sprung up globally — a couple in Israel, and some in Europe and North America. Yale's is the first in the States and the first to be closed down."
Reich ends poignantly, referring to Yale's many years of having a quota of Jewish students. "So: It's okay for those who study racism, sexism, and genocide — or for other victims of oppression — to express advocacy, even activism, in conferences at Yale. But not Jews. Quota on that at Yale."

his is the flying car that we were promised when we were growing up. Wouldn't it be great to have on crowded Jerusalem Streets?

how to eat an Avocodo seed (if you want to)

This is what happens every day at the dog sitter's when this dog spots his human!

This guy is a little batty

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