Wednesday, June 29, 2016

LA Dodgers sign the first Israeli player

Rabbi Yehuda Lave from Jerusalem
Plan Without Worrying

When a person worries about his future material needs, he assumes he will still be alive in that future moment. What guarantee does he have that he'll still be alive for any length of time?

If you assume you will still be alive, then you can also assume that you'll be able to meet your basic necessities. But only if you help G-d take care of yourself.

Take this advice with a large grain of salt. You still have to plan today for tomorrow. Right now I am trying to secure my rent future. What I spend today will certaintly affect tomorrow if I am alive. Of course if I die I won't have to pay rent, but if I don't, just like death and taxes I have to have some place to live.

Suppose you saw a person looking worried and you asked him, "My friend, why are you so full of anxiety?" How would you react if he replied, "Things are all right now, but I'm worried that in 10 years I might be missing something."

Actually, just as worrying about 10 years from now is fruitless, so too is worrying about what will be in one day from now. Planning is positive. Worrying is negative.

Only the present is before you. Use it properly.

Wish me blessings in securing my rent future.

Love Rabbi Yehuda Lave

The Los Angeles Dodgers have become the first Major League Baseball (MLB) team to sign an Israeli citizen to a contract.

Dean Kremer, a standout right-handed pitcher at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), was drafted earlier this month by the Dodgers in the 14th round. Last year, he made history by becoming the first Israeli drafted by an MLB team, the San Diego Padres, but he did not sign with that club.

Kremer, who was born in Stockton, Calif., to Israeli parents and has dual citizenship, said he has maintained deep Israeli roots his entire life.

"I was born here in the United States, but I go back and practically live [in Israel] for two months out of the year in the summer, so it's definitely home," Kremer told the Las Vegas Review-Journal in February.In 2013, Kremer played for the U.S. team at the Maccabiah Games in Israel, which eventually led to him being invited to join Israel's team for the 2014 European Championships. Kremer helped Israel advance from European Pool C to Pool B in 2015, and was named Most Valuable Player in the tournament in both 2014 and 2015.

Kremer said he also hopes to play for Israel's team for the World Baseball Classic qualifier in late September in Brooklyn.


The new Israeli helmet that will allow soldiers to see through walls

The Stade Velodrome, the stadium in Marseilles where the match took place, is located near a Jewish district, whose residents regularly complain of verbal and physical intimidation at the hands of anti-Semites.

By: The Algemeiner

French police are investigating a group of Hungarian soccer fans who were caught on camera performing the Nazi salute during their team's Euro 2016 match against Iceland on Saturday, the UK's Daily Mail reported.

The fans in question, believed by police to be far-Right "ultras" (soccer enthusiasts whose fanaticism about the game often erupts into violence), were wearing identical black shirts with the word "Magyarország" (Hungary) in white letters, as they made the Hitlerian gesture, en masse, in the direction of the competing team.

The incident, a police source said, "could lead to prosecutions under anti-racism laws, and legislation aimed at combating anti-Semitism."

According to the Daily Mail, the Stade Velodrome, the stadium in Marseilles where the match took place, is located near a Jewish district, whose residents regularly complain of verbal and physical intimidation at the hands of anti-Semites.

The Hungarian fans under investigation were seen climbing over segregation walls after the match and brawling with stewards.

Riot police from the Compagnies Républicaines de Sécurité (Republican Security Companies) and plain-clothed officers intervened to restore order, the Daily Mail reported.

This is only one of many violent incidents that have occurred since the opening of the quadrennial international men's football championship of Europe on June 10, which is scheduled to continue until July 10.

England fans have been arrested for clashes on the streets of Marseille, and Russian and Ireland supporters were also caught fighting in the streets of Nice. Ukraine and Germany fans were also caught battling outside a bar in Lille last week.

A new survey – conducted by the Median Opinion and Market Research Institute on behalf of the watchdog group the Action and Protection Foundation — a full third of all Hungarians hold anti-Semitic views, a phenomenon that jibes with "general xenophobic attitudes found to be rampant in Hungarian society."

In addition, the third largest political party in Hungary is the far-Right Jobbik, which won 20% of the parliamentary votes in the 2014 election. Jobbik is quickly growing in popularity across Hungary, and party leaders have spoken out against what they call "Zionist Israel's efforts to dominate Hungary and the world."

This article originally appeared on the Daily Mail.

Tel Aviv is moving ahead with plans for its own car- sharing service, city officials said this week.
On Monday the city council voted to allocate 100 million shekels ($26 million).
The city is working in partnership with the private hourly car rental service Car2Go, although they have not yet signed a contract.
The plan is to launch the service by the second half of 2017, with 260 small cars.
Car2Go has 200 vehicles in Tel Aviv, scattered around the city. Members pay an annual fee for the smart card that opens the vehicle, in addition to the hourly or daily rate and mileage.
Reservations can be made at any time online, for a vehicle that may be closer to their home than the nearest available street parking. After use, the member returns the car to its parking space.
Israeli Tourist video from 1966
(caution a lot of bikinis in video for tourists)
The spies weren't the only "Tourists"

The Ministerial Committee for Legislation on Sunday approved government backing for a bill that will grant exemptions to the elderly from standing in line.

Social Equality Minister Gila Gamliel proposed the measure with the intention of easing the physical burden of standing in line for senior citizens.

"Giving priority and an exemption from standing in line to citizens over 80 years old is something that we must do as a society even without a law, but I have no doubt that thanks to the legislation this will turn into a social norm that will make the law redundant in the future," Gamliel said after the vote.

Presently, only certain institutions exempt the elderly from standing in line, and there is no law granting this right.

The law would apply to post offices, banks, movie theaters, cultural theaters, stadiums, national parks and supermarkets. And the social equality minister could add additional places where the law would take effect.

"In Israel there is no person who doesn't come across the shameful phenomenon in which senior citizens are forced to stand in long lines to receive services in public places," Gamliel said.

Treating elders well is a pillar of a "healthy and tolerant society that knows how to respect and cherish its older citizens," and this bill reflects "the minimum that we can do for them," she said.

The Tzohar NGO, which promotes Jewish identity in Israel, welcomed the decision and said it fell in line with Jewish values.

"The Jewish identity of the State of Israel is characterized by the adoption of commandments of the Torah between man and his fellow man. The bill regarding preferential treatment for the elderly is in accordance with the commandment of the Torah and Jewish ethics 'Respect the elderly.' It would be preferable to have a society where this behavior is obvious, but if this is not the case – it's good that the law will require it," Rabbi Yuval Cherlow said.

MK Rachel Azaria said that women in the advanced stages of pregnancy and mothers with young babies should also be covered by the legislation.
View this email in your browser
You are receiving this email because of your relationship with Rabbi Yehuda Lave. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here.
This message was sent to by
Jerusalem, Israel, California, 92106

Unsubscribe from all mailings Unsubscribe | Manage Subscription | Forward Email | Report Abuse