By taking responsibility for others, Yehuda inherited the most important role among the Jewish people. We see from here a fundamental concept: Responsibility can often be seen as a burden which restricts us and forces us to do things that we do not want to do. Yehuda's actions show us exactly the opposite is true. Taking responsibility, for himself, his family and his nation, enabled him to reach such exalted heights. At the very moment that he accepted "what was incumbent upon him", it was then that he rose to a whole new level. The same is true for all of us, if we stand up and take responsibility for ourselves and for others, then we can also attain heights that we never thought possible.
Rav Shmuelevitz goes even further in another piece: "A wise man, a chatan (newly married man) and someone who has risen in greatness, all receive atonement for their sins." The Yerushalmi gives the example of Esav as the source that a chatan receives atonement - he married a woman the Torah calls 'Machlah', but that was not her real name. The name 'Machlah' comes from the root word of 'mochel' - 'to forgive'. From here the Yerushalmi derives that all of their sins were forgiven when she married Esav. Rav Shmuelevitz proves from the choice of the evil Esav and his idol-worshipping wife that a person who gets married receives atonement even without teshuva for they clearly did not repent their sins. Even on Yom Kippur a person only receives atonement with repentance, why here is atonement so easily attained? He answers, "It would seem that the uniqueness of the chatan is that he accepts responsibility for his wife, and there is nothing greater than someone who accepts upon himself the yoke of responsibility. Therefore they forgive him for all his sins, and give him heavenly help to succeed in his new obligation, and they remove from him all of his past, so that he can live up to his new responsibility." Taking a new level of achrayut is such a great accomplishment that a person is given a clean slate - he now lives on a whole new level of existence!
How do we face the difficult times when we must take responsibility for us and for others? By realizing how important and crucial some situations are in life, even though it entails great responsibility, as it is written in Pirke Avot 'In a place where there are no leaders, strive to be a leader'. Taking responsibility is no less than the decisive factor in determining the heights a person reaches in his life. All that is required for a person is to make the free will decision to take responsibility for himself and the world around him. Free will is in essence, the ability to make choices, to change, to grow, to live up to our true potential. If a person makes that choice, then he can become a totally new creation, one whose past is left behind. Facing the raging sea, the members of the Tribe of Yehuda made a momentous decision to take responsibility and not shift it onto others. May we all merit taking responsibility and achieving our true potential.
Season 2 Premiere - Happy birthday Fiona! This special little hippo was born one year ago today! Fiona was born six weeks early and weighed only 29 pounds. She defeated the odds with the help of her dedicated care team, and today she's a happy, healthy hippo, weighing over 655 pounds.
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LORD, CHIEF RABBI AND... SPEECHWRITER:
LORD, CHIEF RABBI AND... SPEECHWRITER: "Britain's former chief rabbi behind Pence's biblical Knesset address" by Raoul Wootliff: "Rabbi [Jonathan] Sacks was an instrumental part of crafting the vice president's speech," a source with knowledge of the speech writing process said. "Rabbi Sacks provided input and editorial suggestions on various drafts throughout the writing process." … A White House official said that Pence met with Sacks for some 90 minutes in New York in November "explicitly to discuss themes and structure for the speech" and that the rabbi was consulted throughout the entire speech drafting process. Sacks' office confirmed the meeting and Sacks' influence on the speech, telling The Times of Israel that he met with Pence "at the request of the vice president" and that the two had 'a very good meeting.""
Pence Become First VP to Recognize Jerusalem as Capital of Israel
Rabbi Wein says that the Non-Jews recognize the miracle better than the Jews do
Top secret HUMAN TESTING in China to create SUPERHUMAN army in military revamp
http://shr.gs/Q2ZGbyI "G-D" endowed us with perfectly good "Natural" arms.Are we allowed to add to his creation by altering genes ? ?We could become another species ,maybe more "robotic" possibly ?Should the right brain cells be bombarded with the right formulas that the geneticists can create.we no longer are human...Who decides the "Halachah" so that we know what is considered corrective therapy and what is not ? .By altering the "Gene" structure we might reach a one off,and one of no return that the Chinese might have as a goal .... (Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde.)
REVEALED: Dead Sea Scrolls finally deciphered after 2,000 year mystery
When God created woman he was working late on the 6th day.......
An angel came by and asked." Why spend so much time on her?"
The lord answered. "Have you seen all the specifications I have to meet to shape her?"
●She must function on all kinds of situations. ●She must be able to embrace several kids at the same time. ●Have a hug that can heal anything from a bruised knee to a broken heart. ●She must do all this with only two hands. ●She cures herself when sick and can work 18 hours a day.
THE ANGEL was impressed" Just two hands.....impossible!
And this is the standard model?"
The Angel came closer and touched the woman. "But you have made her so soft, Lord". "She is soft", said the Lord, "But I have made her strong. You can't imagine what she can endure and overcome"
"Can she think?" The Angel asked... The Lord answered. "Not only can she think, she can reason and negotiate".
The Angel touched her cheeks.... "Lord, it seems this creation is leaking! You have put too many burdens on her". "She is not leaking...it is a tear". The Lord corrected the Angel…
"What's it for?" Asked the Angel..... . The Lord said. "Tears are her way of expressing her grief, her doubts, her love, her loneliness, her suffering and her pride."...
This made a big impression on the Angel, "Lord, you are a genius. You thought of everything. A woman is indeed marvellous"
Lord said ."Indeed she is. ■She has strength that amazes a man. ■She can handle trouble and carry heavy burdens. ■She holds happiness, love and opinions. ■She smiles when she feels like screaming. ■She sings when she feels like crying, cries when happy and laughs when afraid. ■She fights for what she believes in. ■Her love is unconditional. ■Her heart is broken when a next-of-kin or a friend dies but she finds strength to get on with life"
The Angel asked: So she is a perfect being? The lord replied: No. She has just one drawback. "She often forgets what she is worth".
Send it to all the women u respect .... And to all men who respect woman *Being a woman is priceless*
Pass this to every woman in your contact to make her feel proud of herself.