Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Shabulb--the new Kosher shabbat light and Happy Chanukah day 5

Rabbi Yehuda Lave From Jerusalem
Keep Your Honor

Do not feel any less self-esteem or become upset if other people speak or act condescendingly to you. The Sages have said that the honored person is the one who honors others. The converse applies: Who is a lowly person? One who tries to lower others.

Being an honored person is dependent on your behavior towards others and not on other people's behavior toward you. Why feel any lack of self-worth just because someone acts disrespectfully to you? Keep focused on your behavior toward others. When someone does not treat you with respect, it is his problem - not yours

Love Yehuda Lave and Happy Chanakah as we reach the mid point of the holiday
Just my type

Israel tries to take the sting out of typing in Hebrew

Standards Institution grapples with confusing locations of punctuation keys
n an attempt to solve the finger-befuddling differences between English and Hebrew keyboard layouts, the Standards Institution of Israel on Tuesday proposed an alternative arrangement for some of the Hebrew keys.

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The suggested layout hopes to prevent the typos and confusion caused because some of the punctuation keys stray around the keyboard when typists switch between English and Hebrew on QWERTY layouts.

As a solution, the SII proposed that when functioning in Hebrew, all of the punctuation keys are placed on one side of the keyboard, and there is no double use for any of the letter keys in either English or Hebrew, as is the current standard.

"The purpose of the regulation is to simplify the use of an English-Hebrew keyboard by making it intuitive and direct," explained Israel Standards Institute Director Pinhas Shahar.

A schematic for a new Hebrew-language keyboard layout proposed by the Israel Standards Institute, December 13, 2016. (screen capture from the Israel Standard Institute)

A schematic for a new Hebrew-language keyboard layout proposed by the Standards Institution of Israel, December 13, 2016. (screen capture from the Standards Institution of Israel)

The Hebrew alphabet has just 22 letters — but no capitals — although five of them take a different form when used at end of the word. When compared to the English alphabet of 26 individual letters, fitting all of the symbols on the same keyboard becomes tricky.

In addition to reorganizing the punctuation, the SII also advised some Hebrew letters — the final "nun," the final "pey" and the "tuf" should also be shifted up and to the left from their present positions, moving them away from any confusion.

A technical panel including, among others, representatives from the Israel Internet Association, Microsoft, IBM, the Israel Consumer Council, and the Israel Chamber of Information Systems Analysts put together the new keyboard.

The new layout is still only a proposal and following the publication of the design the public will be able to give feedback until December 27. Based on responses a final decision will be made on introducing a new standard for a Hebrew language keyboard.

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Truly fascinating article about heart disease and its causes...(not conventional wisdom, but fascinating nonetheless).

At birth we boarded the train and met our parents,
and we believe they will always travel on our side.

However, at some station
our parents will step down from the train,
leaving us on this journey alone.

As time goes by,
other people will board the train;
and they will be significant
i.e. our siblings, friends, children,
and even the love of your life.

Many will step down
and leave a permanent vacuum.

Others will go so unnoticed
that we don't realize
they vacated their seats.

This train ride will be full of joy,
sorrow, fantasy, expectations,
hellos, goodbyes, and farewells.

Success consists of having a good relationship
with all passengers,
requiring that we give the best of ourselves.

The mystery to everyone is:
We do not know at which station
we ourselves will step down.

So, we must live in the best way,
love, forgive, and offer the best of who we are.

It is important to do this
because when the time comes for us to step down
and leave our seat empty
we should leave behind beautiful memories
for those who will continue to travel on the train of life.

I wish you a joyful journey on the train of life.
Reap success and give lots of love.
More importantly, thank God for the journey.

Lastly, I thank you
for being one of the passengers on my train.,d.cGc&psig=AFQjCNG437Cr0tO1PPkDONU337np6-i7pg&ust=1475900514606044
Happy Chanukah to all !!!!
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