Worry is when you choose from millions of possible thoughts, only the few which deal with a potential misfortune or problem.
Once you accept your worrying as the act of choosing specific thoughts, you can consciously make an effort to avoid those thoughts that cause you needless pain and choose more constructive, positive thoughts.
Love Yehuda Lave
A Grandson of slaves, a boy was born in a poor neighborhood,of New Orleans known as the "Back of Town." His father abandoned the
family when the child was an infant. His mother became a prostitute
and the boy and his sister had to live with their grandmother.
Early in life he proved to be gifted for music and with three other kids
he sang in the streets of New Orleans. His first gains were coins that
were thrown to them.
A Jewish family, Karnofsky, who had immigrated from Lithuania to the USA, had pity for the 7-year-old boy and brought him into their home.
Initially giving 'work' in the house, to feed this hungry child.
There he remained and slept in this Jewish family's home where, for the first time in his life, he was treated with kindness and tenderness.
When he went to bed, Mrs. Karnovsky sang him a Russian Lullaby
that he would sing with her.
Later, he learned to sing and play several Russian and Jewish songs.
Over time, this boy became the adopted son of this family.
The Karnofskys gave him money to buy his first musical instrument;
As was the custom in the Jewish families. They sincerely admired his
Later, when he became a professional musician and composer, he used
these Jewish melodies in compositions, such as St. James Infirmary
and Go Down Moses.
Thelittle black boy grew up and wrote a book about this Jewish family who had adopted him in 1907.
In memory of this family and until the end of his life, he wore a star of David and said that in this family, he had learned "how to live real
life and determination."
You might recognize his name. This little boy was called:
Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong.
Louis Armstrong proudly spoke fluent Yiddish! And "Satchmo" is Yiddish for "Big Cheeks"!!!
And I bet you did not know any of this.
Louis Armstrong-Go Down Moses (Lyrics+Download)
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Whenever an act of "Jewish terror" occurs, such as Baruch Goldstein's shooting in Me'arat HaMachpela, the question of collective punishment returns to the national agenda, and of course the concept is promptly denounced by secular and religious Jews alike.
In Parshat Bo, collective punishment plays a prominent role, as we read of all the Egyptians, without distinction, being smitten by the plagues. But why does G-d punish everyone? Why not just punish the "bad guys"? Indeed, our Rabbis ask the very same question. On the verse, "And the L-rd smote all the firstborn in the Land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on the throne to the firstborn of the prisoner who was in the dungeon" (Exodus 12:29), the Rabbis ask: "What sin did the prisoners commit?" After all, they themselves were captives in Egypt. The Rabbis answer: "Because they were happy with the decrees Pharaoh inflicted upon Israel" (Tanchuma, Bo 7).
With this comment, the Rabbis teach us the proper attitude toward a nation which collectively harms the Jewish people. They teach us that not only should the specific individuals who terrorize Jews be punished, but the entire nation- even its least significant member- should suffer since the country's policies please all of them.
This rule is codified in Jewish law (see Rambam, Hilchot Rotzeach U'Shmirat Nefesh 4:11 with the Kesef Mishna's commentary and Yo're De'ah 158:1 with the Shach's commentary), which determines that in time of war, one kills anyone who is part of the enemy nation. The aforementioned Midrash makes clear the rationale behind the law. When a nation fights us, there are no "innocents." There are some who fight in the front and some in the back. But they are all in it together. The very fact that their hearts rejoice when Jews are killed or maimed (we won't even discuss those who give cover) is enough for them to be considered soldiers fighting on the front lines, according to HALACHA.
Every time a suicide bomb explodes in Israel, the Arab street erupts into spontaneous celebration. The solidarity of the people with their "martyrs" is plain for all to see. Indeed, when the "engineer" Yahya Ayyash was killed earlier this month, there was mass mourning among the "Palestinian people." Even Palestinian Authority officials could not restrain themselves as they shot 21 bullets while their great hero was being eulogized. Certainly this tells us where the hearts and hopes of the Arab masses lie.
In light of such facts, do not the words of our Rabbis resonate today- especially if we alter their words just slightly: "Because they were happy with all the bombs planted against Israel..."?
In conclusion, when a terrorist attack against Jews is viewed by Arabs as a patriotic act of the first order, there is NO ROOM FOR PITY- NOT EVEN ON THE SO-CALLED INNOCENT ONES. Such mercy will ONLY lead to cruelty against the merciful, as the Rabbis warned us.
Darka Shel Torah, 1996
Questions from my friend Mark Schwartz
I'm not smart enough to understand - Help please
· Just one more thing on ObamaCare Repeal.
Since only 8 million people have ObamaCare, how will 24 million people die if it is repealed? Will 16 million people be randomly shot?
· Just one more thing on Donald Trump.
If Donald Trump deleted all of his emails, wiped his server with Bleachbit and destroyed all of his phones with a hammer, would the Mainstream Media suddenly lose all interest in the story and declare him innocent?
· Just one more thing on equal pay
If women do the same job for less money, why do companies hire men to do the same job for more money?
· Just one more thing on Sanctuary Cities.
If you rob a bank in a Sanctuary City, is it illegal or is it just an Undocumented Withdrawal?
· Just one more thing on ISIS.
Each ISIS attack now is a reaction to Trump policies, but all ISIS attacks during Obama's term were due to Climate Change and a plea for jobs.
· Just one more thing on the London 'Lone Wolf' terror attack.
After the London 'Lone Wolf' terrorist attack government officials have arrested at least eight other 'Lone Wolves' who had conspired with the original 'Lone Wolf' in planning the 'Lone Wolf' attack.
Even though all involved are Muslims, you can be assured, the 'Lone Wolf; attack has nothing at all to do with Islam, just like the other 1000 plus 'Lone Wolf' attacks by Muslims, are completely unassociated with Islam.
· Just one more thing on Entitlements.
We should stop calling them all 'Entitlements'.
Welfare, Food Stamps, WIC, ad nauseum are not entitlements They are taxpayer-funded handouts, and shouldn't be called entitlements at all.
Social Security and Veterans Benefits are Entitlements because the people receiving them are entitled to them. They were earned and paid for by the recipients.
· Just one more thing on the Muslim Refugees.
If Muslims want to run away from a Muslim country, does that mean they're Islamophobic?
· Just one more thing on The Women's March.
If Liberals don't believe in biological gender then why did they march for women's rights?
· Just one more thing on the Russians hacking the election.
How did the Russians get Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the DNC to steal the Primary from Bernie Sanders? How did Russia get Donna Brazile to leak debate questions to Hillary Clinton in advance of the debates?
· Just one more thing on Democrats and the Electoral College.
Why is it that Democrats think Super delegates are fine, but they have a problem with the Electoral College?
· Just one more thing on the FBI and elections.
If you don't want the FBI involved in elections, don't nominate someone who's being investigated by the FBI.
· Just one more thing on Hillary's speeches.
If Hillary's speeches cost $250,000 an hour, how come no one shows up to her free ones?
· Just one more thing on Russia manipulating our election.
The DNC is mad at Russia because they 'think' they are trying to manipulate our election by exposing that the DNC is manipulating our election?
· Just one more thing on Trump's 'Locker Room Banter'.
Why is it that Liberals and the Media are upset about the words Trump used 11 years ago but they are alright with Adult men using the Ladies Room with your Wives and Daughters?