The Talmud warns us to be careful not to stand in a dangerous place. If this is true with physical dangers, all the more so we should be careful not to be in situations where one's soul is in danger.
Stay away from dangerous spiritual situations. Don't purposely battle your evil inclination face-to-face. Keep as far as possible from any potential temptation to do something improper.
Love Yehuda Lave
Crabby Old Man
What do you see nurses? . . . .. . What do you see? What are you thinking . . . . . When you're looking at me? A crabby old man . . . . . Not very wise, Uncertain of habit . . . . . With faraway eyes?
Who dribbles his food . . . . . And makes no reply. When you say in a loud voice . . . . . 'I do wish you'd try!' Who seems not to notice . . . .. . The things that you do. And forever is losing . . . . A sock or shoe?
Who, resisting or not . . . . . Lets you do as you will, With bathing and feeding . . . . . The long day to fill? Is that what you're thinking? . . . . . Is that what you see? Then open your eyes, nurse . .. . . . You're not looking at me.
I'll tell you who I am. . . . . . As I sit here so still, As I do at your bidding, . . . . . As I eat at your will. I'm a small child of Ten . . . . With a father and mother, Brothers and sisters . . . . . Who love one another.
A young boy of Sixteen . . . . With wings on his feet. Dreaming that soon now . . . . . A lover he'll meet. A groom soon at Twenty . . . . . My heart gives a leap. Remembering, the vows . . . . That I promised to keep.
At Twenty-Five, now . . . . . I have young of my own. Who need me to guide . . . . . And a secure happy home. A man of Thirty . . . . . My young now grown fast, Bound to each other . . . . . With ties that should last.
At Forty, my young sons . . . . . Have grown and are gone, But my woman's beside me . . . . . To see I don't mourn. At Fifty, once more, babies play 'round my knee, Again, we know children . . . . . My loved one and me.
Dark days are upon me . . . . . My wife is now dead. I look at the future . . . . Shudder with dread. For my young are all rearing . . . . . Young of their own. And I think of the years .. . . . . And the love that I've known.
I'm now an old man . . . . . And nature is cruel. Tis jest to make old age . . . .. . Look like a fool. The body, it crumbles . . . . . Grace and vigor, depart. There is now a stone . .. . . Where I once had a heart.
But inside this old carcass . . . . . A young guy still dwells, And now and again .. . . . . My battered heart swells. I remember the joys . . . . . I remember the pain. And I'm loving and living . . . . . Life over again.
I think of the years, all too few . . . . . Gone too fast. And accept the stark fact . . . . That nothing can last. So open your eyes, people . . . . . Open and see. Not a crabby old man . . . Look closer . . . See ME!!
Remember this poem when you next meet An older person who you might brush aside Without looking at the young soul within. We will all, one day, be there, too!
Western Wall Plaza Excavations Yield First Temple Hebrew-Inscribed Message
A stamped piece of clay from the First Temple period (seventh to sixth centuries BCE), which belonged to the "governor of the city" of Jerusalem – the most prominent local position to be held in Jerusalem of 2700 years ago – was unearthed in archaeological works in the Western Wall Plaza, on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority and in association with the Western Wall Heritage Foundation.
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Middle age love is just as good as young love
Simon is walking along the pier one day when he comes across an old man with his shoes off, trousers rolled up, legs dangling in the sea and fishing with an fictional fishing rod.
Simon is baffled so he asks, "What are you doing mate?"
The old man answers, "Fishing for idiots."
"Sounds cool," says Simon. "Can I join you?"
The old man says, "Of course you can. Sit down here next to me, son."
So Simon sits down and casts a fictional rod out.
Then Simon asks the old man, "So, how many idiots have you caught today, then?"
The old man replies, "You're the fourth this morning."
7 GREATEST MAGIC TRICKS REVEALED
As you know, people are very interested in magic and other seemingly inexplicable phenomena. Since ancient times, magicians have been playing with logic and tricking people to believe in the impossible. And, as you might know, magicians don't like when their tricks are somehow explained. Nevertheless, we are very interested in revealing the best kept magical secrets and understand how magicians do their tricks. Are you also interested? You probably are! So today we have for you 7 tricks and their explanations… it seems is not too hard to be a magician after all