Sunday, October 16, 2016

We have sinned on Yom Kippur and lost the Kotel and all you need to know about Succout


Rabbi Yehuda Lave

Correct Effectively


When you try to correct someone who is not open to correction, the person is likely to say that you don't understand him. He'll claim that he is the righteous one and you are the fool!

For your words to be effective, the person needs to be open to hearing your corrections. This means it's best to avoid correcting someone who is certain to quarrel with what you said. And it also means looking inward into the reasons why your approach is unsuccessful

As we go into the eight day holiday period of Succout and then Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah  We about to enter the most fun and joyous time on the Jewish Calendar. We have gone though the judgements of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and we are still standing and still here. In Israel, family life is celebrated in our still warm weather moving out to booths (like tents) and we celebrate togetherness and family. May this Succout bring you joy and family and hopefully a new mate for me..That is a request for you to keeping looking for me for my new bershert.

 Love Yehuda Lave

We have sinned and lost the Kotel--soon Israel will follow

I don't understand why everyone is so upset with UNESCO.

In 1967 our great hero Moshe Dayan denied a Jewish connection to the Temple Mount and turned it over to the Arabs.

In the almost 50 years since, the Israeli government has not moved to correct this tragic mistake.

The Israeli police do not let Jews pray on the Temple Mount.

The Israel courts ban Jews who try to pray on the Temple Mount from ascending.

So tell me; why should anyone, including UNESCO think that Jews have any connection to the Temple Mount?

The first ROBOFARM to open in Japan: Entirely autonomous factory will produce 30,000 heads of lettuce a day and increase to half a million within five years

World's first robot-run farm will open in 2017

Spreads, Japanese lettuce production firm, is replacing its human farmers with robots in 2017. The firm plans to increase production to 30,000 heads of lettuce a day to 500,000 in 5 years.

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2 February 2016

Hurricane Matthew strengthened to a Category 4 hurricane. It did a lot of damage and killed many people in the West. Here's what that means:

Phillipine stamp commerating the Jews that they saved

The Philippines saved more than 1200 Jews during the Holocaust. It's an incredible story that more should know about.

When Jews fled Nazi-occupied Europe, the Philippines opened their doors in friendship.

One daughter of a survivor said, "The Filipinos were incredibly kind and treated him extremely well. There was an element of something so redemptive."...

This commemorative stamp celebrates the unbreakable bond of friendship between the Philippines and Israel.

Learn more here:


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Smarter smart bombs, railguns and swarming drones soldiers can simply throw in the air: Pentagon unveils its wishlist for the future of war

Railguns on every destroyer and swarm drones: Pentagon's future of war

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has revealed the hi-tech weapons he hopes will keep America ahead of the world in warfare in a preview of the Pentagon's upcoming 2017 budget request.

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4 February 2016

Easyjet unveils hybrid plane powered by BATTERIES - and it plans to serve waste water from the craft's fuel cell to passengers

Easyjet plans to serve waste water from plane fuel cells to passengers

The concept, from the Luton-based airline, would involve storing a hydrogen fuel cell in the aircraft's hold to convert the gas into electricity, and the plane could be trialled as soon as this year.

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4 February 2016

Here's another trick of Doctor Dementia to test your skills...

Can you meet this challenge?

We've seen this with the letters out of order, but this is the first time we've seen it with numbers.  Good example of a Brain Study: If you can read this OUT LOUD you have a strong mind.  And better than that: Alzheimer's is a long long, way down the road before it ever gets anywhere near you.

7H15                    M3554G3

53RV35          7O      PR0V3

H0W         0UR      M1ND5      C4N

D0         4M4Z1NG       7H1NG5!

1MPR3551V3            7H1NG5!

1N        7H3       B3G1NN1NG

17        WA5      H4RD      BU7

N0W,       0N    7H15       LIN3

Y0UR         M1ND      1S

R34D1NG 17         4U70M471C4LLY

W17H0U7            3V3N

7H1NK1NG      4B0U7     17,

B3      PROUD!        0NLY

C3R741N          P30PL3     C4N

R3AD           7H15!

PL3453         F0RW4RD     1F

U      C4N      R34D      7H15.

To my 'selected' strange-minded friends: If you can read the following paragraph, forward it on to your friends with 'yes' in the subject line. Only great minds can read this. This is weird, but interesting!

If you can raed this, you have a sgtrane mnid, too.

Can you raed this? Olny 55 people out of 100 can.

I cdnuolt blveiee that I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd what I was rdanieg.  The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in what oerdr the ltteres in a word are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is that the frsit and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae.  The rset can be a taotl mses and you can still raed it whotuit a pboerlm.  This is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the word as a wlohe.  Azanmig huh?  Yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!  If you can raed this forwrad it.

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For forty years, as our ancestors traversed the Sinai Desert prior to their entry into the Holy Land, miraculous "clouds of glory" surrounded and hovered over them, shielding them from the dangers and discomforts of the desert. Ever since, we remember G‑d's kindness and reaffirm our trust in His providence by dwelling in a sukkah – a hut of temporary construction with a roof-covering of branches – for the duration of the autumn Sukkot festival. For seven days and nights, we eat all our meals in the sukkah – reciting a special blessing – and otherwise regard it as our home. Weather permitting, some even sleep there.

We reaffirm our trust in His providence by dwelling in a sukkah. Another mitzvah that is unique to Sukkot is the taking of the Four Kinds: an etrog (citron), a lulav (palm frond), at least three hadassim (myrtle branches) and two aravot (willow branches). The Midrash tells us that the Four Kinds represent the various types and personalities that comprise the community of Israel, whose intrinsic unity we emphasize on Sukkot.

On each day of the festival (except Shabbat), during the daytime hours, we take the Four Kinds, recite a blessing over them, bring them together in our hands and wave them in all six directions: right, left, forward, up, down and to the rear. (The Four Kinds are also an integral part of the holiday's daily morning service.)

Sukkot is also called The Time of Our Joy; indeed, a special joy pervades the festival. Nightly Water-Drawing Celebrations, reminiscent of the evening-to-dawn festivities held in the Holy Temple in preparation for the drawing of water for use in the festival service, fill the synagogues and streets with song, music, and dance until the wee hours of the morning.

Sukkot runs from the fifteenth through the twenty-first of Tishrei. The first two days of this festival (in Israel only the first day) are a major holiday, when most forms of work are prohibited. On the preceding nights, women and girls light candles, reciting the appropriate blessings, and we enjoy nightly and daily festive meals, accompanied by the Kiddush.

Celebrations fill the streets with song and dance until the wee hours of the morning The remaining days of the festival are Chol Hamoed ("intermediate days"), when most forms of work are permitted. We try to avoid going to work, writing, and certain other activities – many families use this time to enjoy fun family outings.

Every day of Sukkot, including Chol Hamoed, we recite the complete Hallel, Hoshanot, and Musaf, and the Torah is read during the morning service.

The seventh day of Sukkot is called Hoshanah Rabbah ("Great Salvation"). According to tradition, the verdict for the new year – which is written on Rosh Hashanah and sealed on Yom Kippur – is not handed down by the Heavenly Court until Hoshanah Rabbah. On this day we encircle the bimah (synagogue reading table) seven times while holding the Four Kinds and offering special prayers for prosperity during the upcoming year. During the course of the morning prayers it is also traditional to take a bundle of five willow branches and beat them against the ground five times.

Sukkot is immediately followed by the independent holiday of Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah.

Jerusalem's Top Hotels Think Big as Sukkot Approaches Forget the little hut in the backyard. These grand sukkahs combine luxury and design with halachic detail. By Sara Toth Stub October 14, 2016 • 12:00 AM