Sunday, August 28, 2016

Charlie Chaplin says it all in 1940 Movie the Great Dictator

Rabbi Yehuda Lave

Let Shabbos Finish Your Work

It may be Sunday but is the essence of Shabbos is peace of mind. Our attitude on Shabbos should be as if all the work we need to do has already been completed. If you need to travel or do any kind of work, on Shabbos you should try to feel as if you have reached your destination and every single job you have to take care of has already been completed.

All the laws of Shabbos serve as a recipe for attaining peace of mind. Not only are we to refrain from doing any form of work, but we are enjoined not to even discuss anything that has a connection with work.

Love Yehuda

Watch this timeless speech from Charlie Chaplin which couldn't be more relevant today. Taken from his 1940 movie The Great Dictator, Charlie delivers a hair raising speech that we should all take a moment to think about! The man famous for not speaking, comes up with one of the greatest speeches ever.

Hebrew U scientists may have found key to preserve transplant cells and organs - Business & Innovation - Jerusalem Post

US, Israel Start Delivering David's Sling System to Israel Air Force

TEL AVIV — Israel's Missile Defense Organization and state-owned Rafael have started delivering major components of the new US-Israel David's Sling Weapon System (DSWS) to its intended user, the Israel Air Force.

In a statement Tuesday, Israel's Defense Ministry announced that the delivery process is taking place gradually, according to the DSWS development plan.

The first phase includes delivery of the multimission radar by Elta Systems; Stunner interceptors by Rafael and its US partner, Raytheon Missile Systems; and the Golden Almond Battle Management Center by Elbit Systems Elisra.

That phase will be followed "in the near future" by integration testing of all system components prior to a declaration of initial operational capability by the Israel Air Force, according to the ministry.

In the past month, the DSWS was put through multiple operational simulations as part of the US-Israel Juniper Cobra exercise, a biennial air defense drill aimed at honing interoperability between the two nations.

The system completed a series of live-fire development tests last December against heavy rocket and short-range ballistic missile targets at Rafael's Negev desert test range.  At the conclusion of those tests, Shlomo Hess, Rafael's DSWS program manager, announced that "all the unique technologies that comprise the David's Sling Weapon System" had been validated and that the system would soon be transferred to Israel Air Force users.

"It's very rare to achieve all the goals in such a complex test series … against long-range targets with heavy warheads capable of sustaining very big collateral damage," Hess said at the time.

The jointly funded DSWS is designed to bridge the lower and upper tiers of Israel's four-layer active defense defense network. It will be deployed above Israel's Iron Dome and below the upper-atmospheric Arrow-2 and exo-atmospheric Arrow-3.

Israel expects DSWS to be particularly useful in defending against the vast and increasingly precise arsenal of Syrian 302mm rockets and Iranian half-ton warhead-equipped Fatah 110 rockets in the hands of Lebanon-based Hezbollah. It also is designed to defend against Scud B-class ballistic missiles, which can deliver one-ton warheads at ranges of some 300 kilometers.

In its March 1 statement, Israel's MoD said the hit-to-kill system "is considered the world's most revolutionary innovation" of missile interceptors.

"David's Sling will allow Israel to more effectively defend against the wide range of current and future threats to its civilians. It will provide an additional layer of protection against short- and medium-range missiles and rockets, particularly against precision strikes," according to MoD.

Future planned block developments aim to render the system capable of defending against cruise missiles and other air breathing targets.

The Olympic spirit for everyone except Israel

The reason a dog has so many friends is that

he wags his tail instead of his tongue.


There is no psychiatrist in the world

like a puppy licking your face.

-Ben Williams

A dog is the only thing on earth

that loves you more than he loves himself.

-Josh Billings

The average dog is a nicer person

than the average person.

-Andy Rooney

Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like

never washed a dog.

- Franklin P. Jones

If your dog is fat,

you aren't getting enough exercise 



My dog is worried about the economy

because Alpo is up to $3.00 a can.

that's almost $21.00 in dog money.

-Joe Weinstein 

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous,

he will not bite you;

that is the principal difference between a dog and a man.

-Mark Twain


Dogs are not our whole life,

but they make our lives whole.

-Roger Caras 




If you think dogs can't count,

try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket

and then give him only two of them.

-Phil Pastoret


Reversing the symptoms of schizophrenia: Scientists discover how to restore brain function in regions affected by the condition

Potential drug tackles memory problems in schizophrenia

Scientists at Columbia University have restored normal neuron growth in mice carrying a mutation that leads to memory deficits in schizophrenia. Abnormal and normal neuron growth pictured.

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