Sunday, January 1, 2017

Sahara Desert gets snow and goodbye to Channakah

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Rabbi Yehuda Lave

Evaluate Your Present Course

Even if you have devoted a lot of time and effort to some project, if you know now that it is better to cancel it, do so. The fact that you have invested much energy is irrelevant. Deal only with the question: "Is this the right thing to do now?"

It is illogical to continue something just because you already started it. The matter has to be worthwhile in its own right. What was invested in the past is already over with, and need not tie you down to wasteful activities.

Love Yehuda Lave as we say goodbye to Chanakah 2016 and Happy New year on the Secular Year

Incredible footage captures first snowfall in the Sahara Desert in 37 years

The Greatest gift you can give

59 Strange facts

Look at your zipper.  See the initials YKK? It stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikikaisha, the world's largest zipper manufacturer.



40 percent of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.



315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.



On the average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.



Chocolate kills dogs!  True, chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system.  A few ounces is enough to kill a small sized dog.



Ketchup was sold in the 1830's as a medicine.



Leonardo Da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.



Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.



There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos. We know why



Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors.  Also, it took him 10 years to paint Mona Lisa's lips.  A fixation maybe ?



Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to slow a film down so you could see his moves.  That's the opposite of the norm.



The original name for the butterfly was "flutterby"!  more appropiate



By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand.  Good advice



Mosquito repellents don't repel... They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there.



Dentists recommend that a toothbrush be kept at least six feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.  Just close the lid on the toilet that will help



The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.



Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than the entire Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.



Marilyn Monroe had six toes on one foot.



Adolf Hitler's mother seriously considered having an abortion but was talked out of it by her doctor.   Shame on him



The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.  I'VE TRIED THEM ALL



To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, prick your fingers into its
eyeballs.  It will let you go instantly.   Nice to know



The average person falls asleep in seven minutes. RUBEN IN LESS TIME



The "pound" (#) key on your keyboard is called an octothorp.



The only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible is the cat.WONDER WHY



Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.NOW THAT IS SOMETHING TO KEEP IN MIND



The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.



Dreamt" is the only word in the English language that ends in "MT".



It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.  NO .. I TRY VERY HARD NOT TO WHEN I'M DRIVING



In Chinese, the KFC slogan "finger lickin' good" comes out as "eat your fingers off".



A cockroach can live for 10 days without a head.. OH GOOOOD !



We shed 40 pounds of skin a lifetime.



Yo-Yos were once used as weapons in the Philippines.



Mexico City sinks about 10 inches a year.THE DEAD SEA 1 METRE A YEAR SO WHAT !



Brains are more active sleeping than watching TV. I LOVE SLEEPING SO WHAT DOES THAT MAKE ME ?



Blue is the favorite color of 80 percent of Americans.



When a person shakes their head from side to side, he is saying "yes" in Sri Lanka. Must learn that language



There are more chickens than people in the world.



The thumbnail grows the slowest, and the middle nail grows the fastest.



There are more telephones than people in Washington , D.C. .



The average four year-old child asks over four hundred questions a day. Who did the counting ?



The average person presses the snooze button on their alarm clock three times each morning.



The three wealthiest families in the world have more assets than the combined wealth of the forty-eight poorest nations.



The first owner of the Marlboro cigarette company died of lung cancer.



Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.I'm off to have my hair tested tomorrow ..



The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.Poor things, bless them..



Our eyes remain the same size from birth onward, but our noses and ears never stop growing.



You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching TV. I'm going teo bed NOW !!



A person will die from total lack of sleep sooner than from starvation. I am definitely going to bed now !!!Death will occur about 10 days without sleep, while starvation takes a few weeks.



Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.



The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows.  So what ???



When the moon is directly overhead, you weigh slightly less.Oh Mr moon stay forever near me…



Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, never telephoned his wife or mother because they were both deaf.



A psychology student in New York rented out her spare room to a carpenter in order to nag him constantly and study his reactions.  After weeks of needling, he snapped and beat her repeatedly with an axe leaving her mentally retarded.Lesson : DO NOT NAG !



"I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.



Colgate faced a big obstacle marketing toothpaste in Spanish speaking countries because Colgate translates into the command "go hang Yourself."



Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different. Now that is important to know !



"Bookkeeper" is the only word in English language with three consecutive Double letters.



Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left handed people do. Poor left handers …



The sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every Letter in the English language. Yes that is what we had to type a trillion times when learning how to typewrite … oh those foxes and dogs …

A most non--Immaculate Conception of the Messiah !

Isaac Mozeson

Hanukah and Vayeshev (Genesis 38): Tamar Sheds Light on Immaculate Conception

The twice married, upright תמר Tamar courageously conceives the ancestor of King David by playing a prostitute. She was not born Jewish, but she desperately wanted to fulfill the promised Levirite marriage, and to bear the destiny of Judah's path. A most non--Immaculate Conception of the Messiah !

The Hellenic re-write of conceiving the Messiah involves an engaged Jewish virgin named Miriam/Mary who does not consent to a "Leda and the Swan" -style supernatural conception. Active vs. passive; real/fantastic; Jewish-universal/Jewish only to replace the Jews; sex can be abused, but is the divine vehicle for giving love and life/ sex is filthy but necessary for the lowly masses. There can be no greater contrast, nor more important one, between these two heroines of the Hebrew Bible and the Greek Gospels.

The name תמר Tamar is about being "upright." תמר TaMaR is a tall, straight palm tree, and a pillar (Jeremiah 10:5) [E-Word entry: TRUNK]. Do you really think the Greco-Romans invented the pillar? Or did the Creator of our Natural Universe show us the way?

Back in graduate school in American Literature I had a nominally-Jewish professor who was a respected author and expert in Greek Mythology and the sources of modern literature. We were learning Hawthorne's A Scarlet Letter, whose climactic scene has Reverend Dimmesdale condemning Hester Prynne in court for adultery -- for carrying HIS own baby, which he would not confess to . Dr. S. was stunned to hear from a kid in the back that this is the precise scene of Genesis 38 -- except that Judge Judah mans up when Tamar presents evidence that Judah is the father of the child… who would give rise to David and the Messianic line of actual Judean kings.

Could our Creator be telling us that courageous human endeavor will engender redemption?
Hanukah is the time to hold a candle up to the black and white differences between the Hebraic and the Hellenic. Happy Hanukah.

See you tomorrow and goodbye to Chanakah

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Rabbi Yehuda Lave

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