One of the 70 interpretations of the Torah(called the 70 faces of the Torah) is that when we are in the pre-life in heaven before we come down to this earth, we choose the lessons we want to work on in this life.
I must have taken on the choice of people loving to criticize me when all I want to do is spread love.
The biggest blessing for a person is when someone points out to him not only his strengths and virtues, but also his weaknesses and shortcomings.
We see this in the Torah when Yaakov blessed his children before he died. Yet we see that he reprimanded some sons for having faults such as impulsiveness and acting in anger. But that itself was the blessing! When Yaakov told Revuen that he acted impulsively and Shimon and Levi that they acted in anger, he was helping them to focus on the traits they needed to improve. This is the way to self-completion and it is the best blessing possible!
Today, think of a weakness that someone pointed out to you that you need to overcome. Think about how you can improve in this area and turn this criticism into a blessing!
Love Yehuda Lave
lf God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.
The problem with political jokes is they get elected.
~Henry Cate, VII~
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office
If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these State of the Union speeches, there wouldn't be any inducement to go to heaven.
Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it.
Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel.
Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you.
Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.
I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them.
~Adlai Stevenson, 1952~
A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.
~ Tex Guinan~
I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
~Charles de Gaulle~
Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.
There ought to be one day -- just one -- when there is open season on Congressmen.
Aaron and Rivka get married in the Gush
Forever More - Shim Craimer
Sometimes you come across an artist and a song that makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. This is one of those videos, a truly beautiful spiritual voice with such wonderful inspiring words. Lyrics The sun arrives so early yet My eyes are wide awake I'm thinking how the world Is such a crazy place But then a calm serenity Takes over from the pain I realize that nothing is in vain Save me Oh you heal me Will you comfort me Forever more Lookin back through all the years I've tried to understand How everything life throws at you Comes with a plan You need to take a breath and find How human one can be Just look around at what you've got And see Save me Oh you heal me Will you comfort me Forever more
Rabbi David Aaron· Getting God's Attention and Care
The Geography of a Woman
Between 18 and 22, a woman is like Africa . Half discovered, half wild, fertile and naturally Beautiful!
Between 23 and 30, a woman is like Europe . Well developed,
open to trade, especially for someone of real value.
Between 31 and 35, a woman is like Spain . Very hot, relaxed and convinced of her own beauty.
Between 36 and 40, a woman is like Greece . Gently
aging but still a warm and desirable place to visit.
Between 41 and 50, a woman is like Great Britain , with a glorious and all conquering past.
Between 51 and 60, a woman is like Israel . Has been
through war, doesn't make the same mistakes twice,
takes care of business.
Between 61 and 70, a woman is like Canada .. Self-preserving, but open to meeting new people.
After 70, she becomes Tibet .Wildly beautiful, with a
Mysterious past and the wisdom of the ages.An
Adventurous spirit and a thirst for spiritual knowledge.
THE GEOGRAPHY OF A MAN
Between 1 and 90, a man is like North Korea and Zimbabwe; ruled by a pair of nuts.
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Johnny Carson, Quincy Jones and Count Basie.