Sunday, January 22, 2017

The heroes that protect the city of Jerusalem by living on the ring of fire around us

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Rabbi Yehuda Lave

Uncertainty Is Inevitable

In many areas of our lives uncertainty is inevitable. You will cause yourself much needless pain if you unrealistically demand certainty. Even in extremely important areas of our lives we are likely to be uncertain.

If you can let go of unrealistic demands for certainty, you will actually achieve more peace of mind than if you were certain!

What is the proper attitude? Try to be as certain as possible, and accept that any remaining uncertainty will not exacerbate your situation.

As we go into the brave new world of new leadership, everyone including the new President must remember only G-d knows what is next.


Love Rabbi Yehuda Lave

What HaShem Asks of Klal Yisrael Rabbi Akiva said that the fulfillment of the verse, "Love your friend as you love yourself," is the foundational principle of the Torah. Therefore, it is important to  conduct all of our relationships with a great measure of love. The more we love others, the more we grasp the roots of the holy Torah. In this light, "HaShem said to Klal Yisrael: 'My beloved children, all I ask of you is that you love each other, honor each other, and respect each other; and that there be no injustice amongst you.'"  Lesson: Our mission is to live peacefully as the children of HaShem. When Klal Yisrael has love, unity, and respect for each other, we are pleasing to HaShem -- and HaShem will redeem us. Visualization: Envision awakening the love in your heart so that you love other people as you love yourself. Make a special effort to be kind and gracious to every person. Know that these good virtues are pleasing to HaShem, and will help awaken great blessings, miracles, and redemption for you and Klal Yisrael. (Based on the Middos V'Mitzvos, of the Chofetz Chaim)

On Tuesday the 17th I was with Sholom Pollock and Ateret Cohanim as we visited the heroes of Jerusalem as they protect us by living in the ring communities around us

Ateret Cohanim (Hebrew: עמותת עטרת כהנים‎‎ lit. "Crown of the Priests"), also Ateret Yerushalayim, is an Israeli Jewish organization with a yeshiva located in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. It works for the creation of a Jewish majority in the Old City and Arab neighborhoods in East Jerusalem.

Founded in 1978, it was originally known under the name Atara Leyoshna (lit. "[returning the] former glory"). After many disagreements about the nature of its activities, the organization closed and re-opened as a new association called Ateret Cohanim with a yeshiva. While the activities of Atara Leyoshna focused mainly on locating Jewish assets in the Muslim Quarter and transferring them into Jewish hands through legal means, the activities of Ateret Cohanim involves acquiring houses in the Muslim quarter or renting them from government companies and populating them with Jews. The association owns many buildings in the Old City, where over 80 families live. Some estimate that 1,000 Israeli Jews live in houses that Ateret Cohanim purchased in the Old City since 1978.[1] It controls at least seven other organizations that are not registered in Israel, but they are registered in tax shelters, like the Virgin Islands and Guernsey.[2]

The head of the association is Mati Dan. It depends heavily on donations from American Jewish businessman Irving Moskowitz (now deceased) and his wife Cherna Moskowitz

Around 2000, Ateret Cohanim and another organization, the Ir David Foundation, began to acquire land in Arab neighborhoods of East Jerusalem outside the Old City. They operate mainly in the village of Silwan and at the Beit Orot Yeshiva on the Mount of Olives.

In the Old City, the yeshiva was involved in buying property from Arabs, Greeks, and Armenians. Ateret Cohanim reportedly owns more than 70 buildings in the Muslim Quarter. The property includes their yeshiva, the building that houses Yeshiva Shuvu Banim, several dormitories, a museum, and about 50 apartment units. Some of the property belonged to Jews who lived in the Muslim Quarter before they were driven out by pogroms in 1929 and 1936. Other properties belonged to the Greek Orthodox Church, in the Christian Quarter, prior to a disputed deal which involved the Patriarch Irineos, resulting in properties tenants in the Christian Quarter being driven out.[3]

Rabbi Nissan Ben-Avraham is one of the notable alumni of the yeshiva.

In May, 2015 Ateret Cohanim reclaimed legal ownership of the Old Yemenite Synagogue in the nineteenth century Jewish Yemenite Village Kfar Hashiloach (Hebrew: כפר השילוח‎‎) neighborhood in the Jerusalem district of Silwan.[4][5] The building's new residence moved into the building at approximately 01:00 after being met by Arabs throwing rocks at them.[6]

B"H Mitzvos (Commandments)help build stronger bodies 613 ways.Chabad Teffilin stand @ The Kotel

come with me on Tour February First --all day to our land

I am very excited to announce another unique tour in our beloved land.

Wednesday, February 1.

Visit an exciting  off the beaten track Bar Cochba archaeological site.

Visit the battlefield of David and Goliath.

We will visit Ramla including:

The interesting yet little known Ramla museum.

A boat ride in a ninth century majestic underground reservoir.

Meet with our heroic "Garin Torani" folks. They  are turning the tide in the battle for the Jewish soul of this town. in the face of the  continuing, aggressive  encroachment by the  Arab population.

Leave from the Inbal hotel at 9:00
Return between 5:00 - 6:00 to the Inbal

Cost: 170 shekels
Includes all entrance fees and transportation

Light walking only.

Bring lunch.

The US Army 'Stormtrooper' hoverbike that could soon ferry soldiers into battle takes to the air for the first time

America's Most Expensive Home: $250M Los Angeles Mansion Hits the Market

Start the day with a smile



- If I had a dollar for every girl that found me unattractive, they'd eventually find me attractive.

- I find it ironic that the colors red, white, and blue stand for freedom, until they're flashing behind you.


- Today a man knocked on my door and asked for a small donation towards the local swimming pool,so I gave him a glass of water.


- I changed my password to "incorrect" so whenever I forget it the computer will remind me with, "Your password is incorrect."


- Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.


- I'm great at multi-tasking... I can waste time, be unproductive, and procrastinate all at once.


- If you can smile when things go wrong, you have someone in mind to blame.


- Never tell your problems to anyone, because 20 percent don't care and the other 80 percent are glad you have them.

- Doesn't expecting the unexpected mean that the unexpected is actually expected?


- Take my advice - I'm not using it.


- My wife and I were happy for twenty years;  then we met.


- I hate it when people use big words just to make themselves sound perspicacious.


- Hospitality is the art of making guests feel like they're at home when you wish they were.


- Television may insult your intelligence, but nothing rubs it in like a computer.


- I bought a vacuum cleaner six months ago and so far all it's been doing is gathering dust.


- Every time someone comes up with a foolproof solution, along comes a more-talented fool.


- I'll bet you $4,567 you can't guess how much I owe my bookie.


- Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.


- If you keep your feet firmly on the ground, you'll have trouble putting on your pants.


- A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.


- Ever stop to think and forget to start again?


- When I married Ms. Right, I had no idea her first name was Always.


- My wife got 8 out of 10 on her driver's test... the other two guys managed to jump out of her way.


- There may be no excuse for laziness, but I'm still looking.


- Women spend more time wondering what men are thinking than men spend thinking.


- Give me ambiguity or give me something else.


- He who laughs last thinks slowest.


- Is it wrong that only one company makes the game Monopoly?


- Women sometimes make fools of men, but most guys are the do-it-yourself type.


- I was going to give him a nasty look, but he already had one.


- Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.


- The grass may be greener on the other side but at least you don't have to mow it.


- I like long walks, especially when they're taken by people who annoy me.


- I was going to wear my camouflage shirt today, but I couldn't find it.


- If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.


- Sometimes I wake up grumpy; other times I let him sleep.


- If tomatoes are technically a fruit, is ketchup a smoothie?


- Money is the root of all wealth.


- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.


See you tomorrow

Love Yehuda Lave

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