Sunday, April 3, 2016

Cole Porter said I will write Jewish Tunes to be Successful

Rabbi Yehuda Lave

Talking to the child within you

 We all have many positive messages stored in our mind since childhood. Counterproductive and limiting messages are stored, too. We may have outgrown many of them. but often, not all of them. Now, in the present, we have the ability to talk to the "little child" within, as it were. You can immerse your childhood self with positive and life-enhancing messages.

Some people find that giving encouraging and empowering messages to their "inner child" helps them do more than just develop new attitudes and mindsets.

What is the main message that is so important for every child to have? It is the awareness that he is a valuable human being. He is lovable; other people will like him and want to be friends with him. He has positive qualities now and he will be able to continue developing these and other positive qualities throughout his life. He is competent and able to do many things, and he will be able to keep learning new things throughout his life.

People who already have these positive attitudes, beliefs, and mind-sets are fortunate. Those who don't yet have them need to make it a high priority to keep developing them. By talking to your "inner child" directly, you can make it easier for your mind to integrate these basic and fundamental attitudes towards yourself and your life.

Think of some positive things that you wished someone would have told you when you were growing up. Now you can say these and similar things to your "inner child." You know better than anyone else what your "inner child" needs to hear. Say it in ways that your "inner child" will understand.

As you keep growing and developing, you become more aware of your true talents, skills, and abilities. When you were younger, wouldn't it have been wonderful if some wise individual had told you all the good things about you? Now you have the ability to tell your "inner child" what it will eventually learn and know and accomplish. Imagine the good feelings that your "little child" will feel when it receives the reassurance that you can now give it.

Love yourself

Rabbi Yehuda Lave

The power of nine--Codes embedded in our math and geometry system--this will blow your mind

moments before King David arrested for killing a downed terroist

Killing a Terrorist When He has Stopped Murdering


Yeshivat Ateret Yerushalayim
From the teachings of the Rosh Yeshiva
Ha-Rav Shlomo Aviner Shlit"a

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Killing a Terrorist When He has Stopped Murdering
Question: Is it ethical to kill a terrorist when it is logical to assume that he will no longer murder?
Answer: This question can be divided into two parts: 1. Can we really be certain that he has stopped murdering? It is impossible to know. 2. Isn't this similar to the law of a "Rodef" (literally "pursuer" - a case in which one is permitted to kill a pursuer so that the pursued person is saved from harm)? If the "Rodef" is in pursuit, we kill him, and if he is not in pursuit, we do not kill him.
There are three answers given by halachic authorities:
a. A terrorist is never finished being a "Rodef". He is not an "individual Rodef" who is angry with a particular person and wants to kill him. He is a "communal Rodef" who wants to kill Jews and he does not care which Jews they are. If we capture him, put him in jail, and later release him, as is the custom – to our great distress – he will continue to murder. The organization of parents of those murdered by terrorists has exact records which state that more than 180 Jews have been murdered by released terrorists who have murdered again. This means that when you free a terrorist - even with the goal of helping Jews - you endanger more Jews. This person is therefore not a one-time "Rodef," but a perpetual "Rodef."
b. The halachic authorities also say that you should kill the terrorist in order that others will see and be frightened. This "Rodef" is teaching other "Rodefim" through his actions. If we have mercy on one who kills Jews and then gives up when the police approach, we encourage others to act like him, thus endangering other Jews. In situations like these, we must indeed be extremely ethical. The question is, ethical to whom – to the "Rodef" or to other Jews? Answer: to both of them. By killing him we are ethical to the Jews who have done nothing wrong, and we are being ethical to him, since we stop him from killing others and thus lessen his "Gehinom" (punishment in the World to Come). The Mishnah in Sanhedrin (71b) says that the "Ben Sorer U-Moreh" (the rebellious son – see Devarim 21:18-21) is killed on account of his future. While he has done many things wrong, he has not committed a sin for which he is liable for capital punishment, but he is killed so that he will die innocent and not guilty. In our case the terrorist is already liable, but he will die less liable than if we let him live. We do not use the concept "he should die innocent and not die guilty" to create new laws, but to explain them.
c. There are halachot of war. In war, we do not lock up an enemy who is shooting at us: we fire back at him. This is similar to what King Shaul said to the "Keni" (Shmuel 1 15:6): "Go, depart, go down from among Amalek, lest I destroy you with them." This means, even though you are my friend, if you are there, you could get hurt or killed. In the halachot of war, we do not make such calculations, as it says, "The best of the non-Jews should be killed." The Tosafot raised a major difficulty with this statement: how can we say such a thing when according to halachah it is forbidden to kill a non-Jew and all the more so the best of the non-Jews (Tosafot to Avodah Zarah 26b and see Beit Yosef Yoreh Deah 158)? Tosafot explained that this statement refers to a time of war. This non-Jew seems harmless or, in our case, he killed but he will become harmless. No, we did not make such calculations in a time of war, even a harmless-seeming non-Jew is killed.
In sum: We therefore see that killing a terrorist is ethical. However, this matter must be decided by the Chief of Staff and the officers of Tzahal and not by individual soldiers. The State of Israel has signed international agreements which regulate warfare, and we must abide by them. Although in specific instances we might from these agreements, overall they are beneficial to us.

Cole Porter and Noel Coward

Noel Coward, the playwright, introduced Cole Porter to Richard Rodgers, already famous as a songwriter when they met. 

Cole Porter wasn't famous yet, but he told Rodgers that he had discovered the seret formula for writing hit songs. He leaned over and said, "I'll write Jewish tunes."



Revolutionary new test could reveal if chemotherapy is working just 8 HOURS after treatment

Test could reveal if chemo is working just 8 HOURS after treatment

Current methods of testing, such as scans, can't usually detect if a tumour is shrinking until after multiple cycles of therapy, explain researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

Read the full story: health/article-3512591/ Revolutionary-new-test-reveal- chemotherapy-working-just-8- HOURS-treatment.html

28 March 2016

The Bigger and Holy Group

*Bigger and Holy Group*
* *
A pilgrimage to Memorial Sloan Kettering‎ Cancer Hospital is a
prerequisite for anyone considering a career which involves Chessed (acts of living kindness).
On second thought, it is a prerequisite to being a compassionate human
If you are looking for a model of compassionate care and unconditional
acceptance of all, spend an hour at "Sloan".
On Friday morning February 12th with the temperature struggling to reach
double digits, I returned to the place where so many people from all over
the globe turn their hopes and their prayers.
On this day it did not look like a world class cancer center that it is;
rather, it was akin to a third world field hospital.
There were patients on gurneys lining the halls.
Many of these patients had spent the night in the hallway.
This was because the hospital never turns anyone away.
They were functioning at 118% capacity as every single bed in the hospital
was occupied!
I saw nurses patiently attempting to communicate and calm patients whose
mother tongue was Hindi, or Punjabi; the nurses struggled to make
themselves understood and to help the patients.
The fellow who I was visiting informed me that he would be staying over
When I inquired as to what he would be eating, he said there was nothing to
worry about as there are Shabbos rooms stocked with supplies, Chulent and
He also mentioned that Satmar Bikur Cholim provides individual Shabbos
containers including a silver-like Kiddush Becher, a small table cloth and
disposable hospital approved candles.
I marveled at the Chesed the Bikur Cholim societies provide to Jews they
don't even know.
On the way out I noticed the Shabbos rooms and could not resist taking a
peak to see for myself.
I was awed.
In the refrigerator were individual portions of Gefillte fish with small
individual containers of horseradish, mayonnaise, and many other dips.
I was impressed by the care put into making each serving /just right/.
There were stacks of newspapers in Hebrew, Yiddish and English; all for the
Suddenly I realized I only had one hour on my meter and as anyone in New
York knows: never be late for your meter!
As I reached the vehicle I noticed a policeman removing his large ticket
issuing device from his back pocket.
As I approached him he said, "I'm sorry; however, your time is up."
However, before he actually wrote the summons, he eyed me in a strange sort
of way.
He was looking at my beard and studying my face. Suddenly he asked, "Hey,
are you one of those guys who work for the */"Bigger and Holy Group/*?"
I had no idea what he was referring to; so I asked him, "What is the
Bigger and Holy Group"?
"You know, the group of people who look like you with the beards and hats
who visit the sick and distribute food to those in the hospital and their
families; they always tell me they are the '*/bigger holy group'"/*
I slowly said to myself, 'bigger and holy….. Bigger and holy…? What
could he mean? When suddenly like a light bulb I began to hear myself say,
"Bigger n' Holy…. Biggur n' holim… */Bikur Cholim/*!!!
"You must mean the Bikur Cholim group!" I said.
The officer looked at me and answered, "Yes, that's what I said, the
Bigger and Holy group!"
"No, sorry, I'm not part of the "Bigger and Holy group; however, I'm
familiar with their work."
"So even if you are not an official part of the group you are still
"one of them", isn't that correct?"
"Yes officer, I know what you mean, I am one of /them/"
"Well in that case, you can go. No ticket for you today."
"Officer, I don't understand. What does the "Bigger and Holy Group"
have to do with my not getting a summons?"
The officer explained, "This morning, when it was about 9 degrees, a guy
approaches me who looked like you; you know- big guy with a big hat and a
big beard? And he says, "Excuse me, it's very cold today please take this
thermos of hot coffee and these Danishes."
"I said, "You know I'm not Jewish; why are you giving me this food?"
"He says, "All of us, Jew and non-Jew are created in G-d's image. (See
Avos 3:14) It's freezing outside, you need to stay warm; please take
"If he could do that for me on a cold day like today, I can do a nice
thing back to one of his friends; no? After all, we're all connected."
I looked at the policeman and thought back to the hospital full of people
of all religions and ethnicities and of the equal and compassionate care
they all receive, "Yes officer you so right, we are all connected."

/"If Not Now, Then When?"- Hillel/
/Ron Yitzchok Eisenman, Rabbi, Congregation Ahavas Israel, Passaic, NJ /


three baby bears and their mommy at play


Arab waves PLO flag in front of cops on Temple Mount

 Arab waves PLO flag in front of cops on Temple Mount
Police 'ignore' Arab trying to spark confrontation with Jews, who asked to stop him from waving terror flag in breach of law.

By Reut Hadar 
First Publish: 3/30/2016, 12:56 PM

An Arab activist was filmed on Wednesday morning waving the flag of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) terrorist organization on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, in an attempt to spark clashes with a group of Jews touring the site.


The Jews visiting the site repeatedly asked the police officers who were accompanying them to prevent the Arab from waving the PLO flag, as waving either Israeli or PA flags on the holy site is forbidden.

However the police did not stop him, and only after a large amount of time had passed and the activist actually walked into a police officer did they detain him and distance him from the site.

"The symptom of ignoring the provocations of the Arabs continues full force," said the Returning to the Mount movement in a statement.

"How can it be that at a place where they arrest Jews for waving the flag of Israel they don't arrest Arabs with a PLO flag?" posed the movement.

In another flag incident, a Christian man last August was attacked by Arabs for waving an Israeli flag at the site, and then detained by police.

Despite being liberated by Israel in the 1967 Six Day War the Temple Mount, which is the holiest site in Judaism, remains under the de facto control of the Jordanian Waqf which has banned Jewish prayer at the site.