Monday, February 12, 2018

"The children of Israel camped opposite Mount Sinai, where they are told that G-d has chosen them to be His 'kingdom of priests' and a 'holy nation'"The entire people responded together, “All that G‑d has spoken, we shall do." (Ex 19:7)

Yehuda Lave, Spiritual Advisor and Counselor

Calculated Risks 


"Part of being careful is not to be excessively careful."

If a person is excessively careful about not doing anything unless he is absolutely certain of success, he will not accomplish very much. While we should be careful not to take rash risks, calculated risks are necessary for anyone who wishes to utilize his potential.

Before taking a risk, list the pros and cons and weigh them carefully. But don't demand absolute certainty before taking action.

Love Yehuda Lave

Lab-grown human liver cells can advance treatment

Understanding the Women's March with Will Witt

PragerU and Will Witt took to the streets of Los Angeles at this years Women's March to ask these women precisely why they were marching. After talking to many, we still have no idea..

the wheelchair controlled using EYE movements: Inventor with motor neurone disease creates tracking device to help disabled people move around

MND patients invent a wheelchair they control using only their eyes

The device, created by Somerset-based Patrick Joyce, uses eye-tracking technology to allow him to issue commands to a computer and a 'hand' that fits over the joystick of an electric wheelchair.

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Why the Jewish people were chosen to be G-d's agents

"The children of Israel camped opposite Mount Sinai, 

where they are told that G-d has chosen them 

to be His 'kingdom of priests' and a 'holy nation'"


The entire people responded together, 

"All that G‑d has spoken, we shall do." (Ex 19:7)

Talking Dog

A guy spots a sign outside a house that reads "Talking Dog for Sale." Intrigued, he walks in.

"So what have you done with your life?" he asks the dog. "I've led a very full life," says the dog. "I lived in the Alps rescuing avalanche victims. Then I served my country in Iraq. And now I spend my days reading to the residents of a retirement home."

The guy is flabbergasted. He asks the dog's owner, "Why on earth would you want to get rid of an incredible dog like that?"

The owner says, "Because he's a liar!

He never did any of that!"

Jackie Mason Hollywood Palace 1964

He has been entertaining us for 60 years.




Kahane on the Parsha

Rabbi Binyamin Kahane- Parshat Yitro


So much is heard these days on the need to be united. Indeed, "unity" has become a major buzzword in the mouths of those Jews who seek solutions to the problems plaguing us. If only we were united, they say, we would overcome our enemies, live in peace- even bring the redemption. Even the most outspoken and uncompromising types talk of unity as an elixir that would solve all our problems. And so the question that must be asked is: Is it true? Is unity really the cure-all?

In Parshat Yitro, we find a rare moment of unity among the Jewish people. The Torah writes about the moment they arrived at Mt. Sinai: "And Israel encamped near the mountain." The Rabbis, noting that the word "encamped" is written in singular form ("VaYichan"), tell us they encamped "as one man, as one heart."

What an awesome moment!!! The Jewish people are standing at Mt. Sinai about to receive G-d's Law, and the Torah reveals to us that this particular moment was unlike any other. This time there were no quarrels, no bickering. Everyone was united around one idea, one goal.

But there is a tremendous difference between this unity at the foot of Mt. Sinai and the unity that so-called leaders of today babble about. For the question isn't whether unity is good or bad, but rather: What cause are you uniting around?

G-d dispersed the generation of the Tower of Bavel because they were united for evil. Therefore, despite their unity they were branded the "Dor Haflaga"- the generation of "splitting" or "schism." Their unity revolved around an evil purpose. It was a unity of wicked people, who "split" or separated from G-d.

In other words, unity of the wicked is bad. As our Rabbis state, "The scattering of the wicked is good for them and good for the world" (Sanhedrin 72a). Uniting for evil purposes is abhorrent to G-d.

Leaders and scholars should pay heed to the words they speak. By preaching unity in such loose terms, they mislead the nation. Every unity has its limits- it MUST BE for the doing of good.

Darka Shel Torah, 1994

Piano Duet (Harvey Korman & Tim Conway)

Harvey Korman and Tim Conway playing a Piano Duet

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