Remember the 70%-30% principle. Due to innate personality, programming, upbringing, Divine gifts and talents, we cannot change about 70% of our lives and personalities and the people around us. We must focus on the 30% which we can change.
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PM Netanyahu's Remarks at Chatham House
On his visit to England to celebrate the Balfour Declaration, PM speaks at chatham House
PM Netanyahu and British PM May at Balfour Declaration Centenary Event
Remarks by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and British Prime Minister Theresa May at event marking the centenary of the Balfour Declaration.
The Near Future
CALLER: Is this Gordon's Pizza?
GOOGLE: No sir, it's Google Pizza.
CALLER: I must have dialed a wrong number. Sorry.
GOOGLE: No sir, Google bought Gordon's Pizza last month.
CALLER: OK. I would like to order a pizza.
GOOGLE: Do you want your usual, sir?
CALLER: My usual? You know me?
According to our caller ID data sheet, the last 12 times you called you ordered
an extra-large pizza with three cheeses, sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms
on a thick crust.
CALLER: OK! That's what I want …
May I suggest that this time you order a pizza with ricotta, arugula,
sun-dried tomatoes and olives on a whole wheat gluten free thin crust?
CALLER: What? I detest vegetables.
GOOGLE: Your cholesterol is not good, sir.
CALLER: How the hell do you know?
Well, we cross-referenced your home phone number with your medical records.
We have the result of your blood tests for the last 7 years.
Okay, but I do not want your rotten vegetable pizza! I already take
medication for my cholesterol.
Excuse me sir, but you have not taken your medication regularly.
According to our database, you only purchased a box of 30 cholesterol
tablets once, at Drug RX Network, 4 months ago.
CALLER: I bought more from another drugstore.
GOOGLE: That doesn't show on your credit card statement.
CALLER: I paid in cash.
GOOGLE: But you did not withdraw enough cash according to your bank statement.
CALLER: I have other sources of cash.
That doesn't show on your last tax return unless you bought them using an
undeclared income source, which is against the law.
CALLER: WHAT THE HELL?
GOOGLE: I'm sorry, sir, we use such information only with the sole intention of helping you.
Enough already! I'm sick to death of Google, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and
all the others. I'm going to an island without internet, cable TV,
where there is no cell phone service and no one to watch me or spy on me.
GOOGLE: I understand sir, but you need to renew your passport first. It expired 6 weeks ago…
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Things Which Require Netilat Yadayim (washing the hands)
Question: Must one wash one's hands after cutting one's nails just as one would upon awakening in the morning?
Answer: The laws of Netilat Yadayim can be divided into four categories: Firstly, one is obligated to wash one's hands upon awakening in the morning. Secondly, one is obligated to wash one's hands prior to commencing a bread meal. Thirdly, one must wash one's hands before eating something dipped in a liquid, for instance, if one dips celery into water and then eats it, one must first wash one's hands as one would before eating bread (albeit without reciting a blessing). Lastly, one must wash one's hands after touching an unclean place, being present in a place where impurity rests, or performing an action which necessitates Netilat Yadayim.
Things Which Require Netilat Yadayim The Gemara (Pesachim 112a) states that one must wash one's hands after cutting one's nails. If one does not wash one's hands after cutting one's nails, this causes a mystical fear to befall the individual for one day and he shall not be aware of what is frightening him. Maran Ha'Shulchan Aruch (Chapter 4, Section 19) rules likewise.
Rabbeinu David Abudirhem (great Sephardic luminary who lived approximately six-hundred years ago) writes in the name of the Sefer Ha'Tashbetz that there are seven things which requireNetilat Yadayim: Awakening from one's sleep, using the restroom, taking a shower (as we have discussed in the past), cutting one's nails, removing one's shoes, touching one's feet, and scratching one's head. (The Mordechi in Masechet Berachot [Chapter 194] and other great Poskim quoted by Maran Ha'Bet Yosef write similarly.)
Maran writes in his Shulchan Aruch (Chapter 4, Section 18): "These are the things which require one to wash one's hands with water: Awakening from one's sleep, using the restroom or the shower, cutting one's nails, removing one's shoes, touching one's feet, and scratching one's head. Some say that even one who walks among the deceased, one who touches a corpse, one who searches for lice, one who has engaged in marital relations, one who has touched lice, or one who touches his body with his hand [must wash his hands as well]. If one does any of these things and does not wash his hands, if he is a Torah scholar, he shall forget his Torah learning; if he is not a Torah scholar, a foolish spirit shall possess him."
We see clearly from his words that one who cuts one's nails must indeed wash his hands afterwards. In the following Halacha we shall explain the reason for this hand-washing and the correct way to carry this out, i.e. must it be done like one washes one's hands in the morning or is simply rinsing one's hands sufficient.