Feeling joy when someone else studies Torah shows a sincere appreciation of Torah - rather than concern for personal gain.
Anyone who loves Torah will be full of happiness and joy when he sees a budding scholar who can be compared to a beautiful tree which will soon give off sweet fruit.
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[Solomon] was wiser than all men (I Kings 5:11), even wiser than fools (Midrash).
What does the Midrash mean by "wiser than fools"?
A man of means was once a Sabbath guest at the home of the Chofetz Chaim. He insisted upon paying the sage in advance for the Sabbath meals - an insulting demand. To everyone's surprise, the Chofetz Chaim accepted the money.
After the Sabbath the Chofetz Chaim forced the guest to take the money back. He explained, "Had I refused to accept the money before the Sabbath, the thought that he was imposing upon me might have distracted from the man's enjoying the spirit of the Sabbath. Although it was foolish of him to feel this way, I wished to put his mind at rest."
Not everyone thinks wisely all the time. Some people have foolish ideas. Yet if we oppose them, they may feel they have been wronged. Insisting on the logic of our own thinking may not convince them in the least. In such instances, it may require great wisdom to avoid offending someone, yet not submitting to his folly.
By accepting his guest's money, knowing that he would return it to him after the Sabbath, the Chofetz Chaim wisely accommodated this man's whim without compromising on his own principles.
A wise person may be convinced by a logical argument, but outsmarting a fool truly requires genius.
Today I shall ... ... try to avoid offending people whom I feel to be in the wrong, without in any way compromising myself.
Fatah celebrates murder of "126 Zionists"
Fatah idolizes terrorist who was responsible for murder of 9
Two planners of Olympic massacre of Israeli athletes honored as: "Men who believed in the inevitable victory and followed the path of liberation"
Fatah about terrorist murderer of 9: "May Allah wrap his soul in thousands of mercies" "Praise to the Martyrs who are more precious than all of us together"
Fatah's Bethlehem branch honored terrorist Raed Al-Karmi who was responsible for the murders of 9 Israelis during the PA's terror campaign, 2000-2005 (the second Intifada). In several posts on Facebook, Fatah posted photos of the terrorist wearing a military uniform and brandishing assault rifles. The photo above was posted with text in which Fatah highlights "the killing of more than 126 Zionists," and refers to the many murders of Israelis during the terror campaign:
Posted text: "Raed Al-Karmi, a commander of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (i.e., Fatah's military wing) who prevented the settlers from moving around.
When Raed Al-Karmi died as a Martyr ( Shahid), the response to his assassination was the killing of more than 126 Zionists and the wounding of many of them by bullets of the Raed Al-Karmi squads of the Fatah Movement Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades
Praise to the Martyrs who are more precious than all of us together"
[Facebook page of the Fatah Movement - Bethlehem Branch, Jan. 14, 2018]
Posted text: "Tomorrow, Jan. 14 , is the anniversary of the death as a Martyr of the eagle of the [Al-Aqsa Martyrs'] Brigades, Raed Sa'id Al-Karmi
May Allah wrap his soul in thousands of mercies
Master of the quick response"
[Facebook page of the Fatah Movement - Bethlehem Branch,
Jan. 13, 2018]
In another post glorifying Al-Karmi, Fatah also honored two of the planners of the Olympic massacre of Israeli athletes in Munich in 1972:
The image shows terrorists Salah Khalaf and Fakhri Al-Omari of the Black September terror organization that murdered 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972, and Raed Al-Karmi, and Hayel Abd Al-Hamid (clockwise from the top). Al-Karmi is carrying an assault rifle.
Posted text: "Men who believed in the inevitable victory and followed the path of liberation"
Text on image: "Men who believed in the inevitable victory and followed the path of liberation
The conscience of the revolution, Martyr ( Shahid) Salah Khalaf (i.e., head of the Black September terror organization)
Martyr Hayel Abd Al-Hamid (i.e., one of the founders of Fatah who was assassinated together with Salah Khalaf) the great
Martyr Fakhri Al-Omari (i.e., a founding member of Black September who was assassinated together with Salah Khalaf), guardian of the oath
Martyr Raed Al-Karmi, the eagle of the [Al-Aqsa Martyrs'] Brigades Fatah Bethlehem Branch"
[Facebook page of Fatah Movement - Bethlehem Branch,
Jan. 14, 2018]
One of Fatah's branches' football teams, named after a different terrorist, organized a championship in the honor of terrorist Al-Karmi and the anniversary of his Martyrdom-death. An article in the official PA daily included a photo of the winning team, posing with a sign featuring a picture of terrorist Raed Al-Karmi holding an assault rifle.
Text on sign:
"The 16th anniversary of the death as a Martyr of commander Raed Al-Karmi, Eagle of the Brigades
Martyr Thabet Thabet Branch - The Southern Neighborhood"
[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 14, 2018]
The following is the report in the official PA daily on the tournament:
Headline: "Qaffin is the winner of the Martyr Raed Al-Karmi Championship"
"The Southern Neighborhood team of the Martyr Dr. Thabet Thabet (i.e., terrorist, responsible for many terror attacks against Israelis) branch [of Fatah] organized a championship to mark the anniversary of the death as a Martyr of the Eagle of the [Al-Aqsa Martyrs'] Brigades (i.e., Fatah's military wing) Martyr Raed Al-Karmi (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 9). The championship took place in the Tulkarem Culture Club hall with the participation of 14 teams. The knights of the Stars of Qaffin won first place, while the Tulkarem Refugee Camp reached second place, and the Southern Neighborhood third place."
[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 14, 2018]
Raed Al-Karmi was a senior Tanzim (Fatah terror faction) operative and responsible for the murder of 9 Israelis in several attacks: Etgar Zeituni and Motti Dayan on Jan. 23, 2001; Zvi Shelef on May 31, 2001; Danny Yehuda on June 18, 2001; Elie Na'aman on July 4, 2001; Dov Roseman on Aug. 26, 2001; Hananya Ben Avraham on Oct. 5, 2001; soldier Yaniv Levy on Aug. 28, 2001 and Israeli army officer Erez Merhavi on Sept. 6, 2001. Al-Karmi was killed by the Israeli army on Jan. 14, 2002.
Salah Khalaf (Abu Iyad) - PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat's deputy, one of the founders of Fatah, and head of the terror organization Black September, a secret branch of Fatah. Attacks he planned include the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics (Sept. 5, 1972) and the murder of two American diplomats in Sudan (March 1, 1973). It is commonly assumed that his assassin, a former Fatah bodyguard, was sent by the Abu Nidal Organization, a rival Palestinian faction.
Fakhri Al-Omari - Fatah member and a founding member of the Black September terror organization, a secret branch of Fatah, and top aide to Salah Khalaf, one of the founders of Fatah and the head of Black September. Fatah has credited Al-Omari with being the one who conceived the idea of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre in which 11 Israeli Olympic athletes were murdered, and stated that he participated in its planning. Al-Omari and Salah Khalaf were assassinated on Jan. 14, 1991 by Khalaf's bodyguard, who it is commonly assumed was recruited to do so by the Abu Nidal Organization, a rival Palestinian faction.
Thabet Thabet - one of the founders of Tanzim (Fatah terror faction) in Tulkarem. Thabet was responsible for many shooting attacks against Israelis at the start of the 2000-2005 PA terror campaign (the second Intifada). Thabet was killed by the Israeli army on Dec. 31, 2000.
20 Health benifits of eating Ginger You might have noticed that not many people like ginger in their food or drinks. Even less are actually using it, which is a huge problem. Don't worry, though. As soon as you finish reading this you will rush to the closest shop and buy a ton of ginger due to its amazing advantages!
20. Fights Cancer
Cancer is undoubtedly the most feared and hated disease killing millions every day in the whole world. That is why you should add ginger in your simple everyday meals. Thanks to it the cancerous cells will self-destruct and you'll have nothing to worry about.
19. Stop Motion Sickness
You can finally say goodbye to car or sea sickness! Instead of using such medication like Dramamine, just consume a small amount of ginger. That is all you have to do, nothing more
18. Pain Relief
As ginger also regulates the hormonal levels, it is an excellent pain reliever. Get one cup of ginger tea in the morning or right after you notice the uncomfort in your body and you'll get rid of it in no time.
17. Clear Sinuses
If you are one of those who often suffer from clogged system of your hollow cavities, these lines are for you. Ginger is the answer! No medicines will unclog the sinuses like some good ginger tea.
16. Help in Absorption
Whether you want to lose weight, get fit, or just trying to stay healthy, getting the right nutrients are very important. Forget about taking any kind of supplements, use ginger to help your body absorb the required nutrients.
15. Assists Morning Sickness
Good new to all the pregnant ladies out there! Morning sickness is everything but fun. You already know magic ginger is here to help you out. Ginger pill or tea, the decision is yours.
14. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
IBS is more common that you'd first think. There is a solution to keep your digestive system and intestines pain free and calm. Of course, it's out ginger again! You can take it as a supplement, pill, tea or spice in food.
13. Prevents Alzheimer's
Loss of cerebral cells is known to be a sign of Alzheimer's disease. In case you know about someone with this problem in your family, start consuming ginger ASAP. This is the only way you can make sure and prevent it.
12. Encourages Appetite
Yes, it is hard to believe but some people are really struggling to gain a healthy amount of weigh, or simply don't feel like eating even when they know they need it in order to be strong. Luckily, ginger does not only stimulate hunger but also helps in processing food better.
9. Manage Glucose Level
For real, what levels ginger cannot restrict? So if you know that your sugar level is unstable ginger is the best remedy. It's even helpful for those who are trying to lose weight and need to keep their sugar in line.
8. Lessens Arthritis Inflammation
Ginger is always there to help against numerous aggravating diseases. You can take it in a form of a pill to get some relief from the pain caused by joint inflammation that's called arthritis.
7. Opens Inflamed Airways
Breathing complexity is no joke; it can cost your life. Although ginger does not cure you from asthma, it still helps you reduce the inflammation and improve your medical condition. It is definitely worth a try!
6. Weight Loss
It might not help if you continue eating like a pig and sitting on that couch all day but if you actually do something about your extra fat, ginger tea can really help you speed up the process. Plus, you won't gain it back after.
3. Mends Frostbite
If you ever suffered frostbites, you surely know about the amazing benefits of ginger. The injured parts heal much faster when you use ginger tea, simply because it improves your circulation. Stay safe!
2. Expand Desires
Due to boosting your circulation, like it was already mentioned before, ginger can increase your and your partner's sexual drive, as well. Use it while cooking then get ready for an unforgettable night.
1. Improves Bad Breath
Horrible smell coming from your mouth is not something you can easily get rid of. So ginger is probably the best idea to freshen your mouth up and make people talk to you again if you want.
New French film raises ghosts of Nazi medical horrors
AFP/File / GUILLAUME SOUVANTFrench TV host Michel Cymes believes that the remains of up to 86 Jews may be in the anatomy collection of the University of Strasbourg
A new documentary about the scale of Nazi medical experiments has reopened old wounds in France as one of the country's leading universities investigates whether its stores still contain the remains of some Jewish victims.
Dr Michel Cymes, the star of a French television medical advice programme, believes that the remains of some of the 86 Jews tortured and mutilated by SS doctor August Hirt may still be in the anatomy collection of the University of Strasbourg.
He first raised the theory in his 2015 bestseller, "Hippocrates in Hell", and repeated the claim in a new film of the same name shown on French TV this week.
The documentary, which trended on Twitter after it was broadcast, raised awkward questions about how part of the "Jewish skeleton collection" Hirt assembled at the university during the war may have survived in its stores.
The remains of Jews on which Hirt tested mustard gas at the Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp near the Alastian city were supposed to have been buried after it was liberated in 1944.
But after Cymes' claims, the university is now conducting an inquiry using outside experts into the contents of 20 boxes found in its collection which bear Hirt's name.
- 'One of worst Nazi figures' -
AFP/File / PATRICK HERTZOGDr Michel Cymes thinks the anatomy collection at the University of Strasbourg could house the remains of Jewish victims of the Nazis
The Swiss-born anatomist was "one of the worst Nazi figures", according to Dr Raphael Toledano, a specialist on Nazi medical experiments.
He was convinced that the Jewish race was on the point of extinction and wanted to study the skulls of "Judeo-Bolsheviks".
Cymes, both of whose Polish-born grandfathers perished at Auschwitz, said he had little idea how extensive Nazi medical experiments had been until he started his own investigation.
"I knew about doctors like Josef Mengele and Carl Clauberg and I thought they were two or three others like that, but then I discovered how vast the phenomenon was," he told AFP.
His eyes were opened when he began looking in detail at the Nuremberg trials of 23 doctors which began in 1946, and in particular a postwar account of the Nazis' activities by the French naval physician, Francois Bayle.
His now almost forgotten book was a "mine of information", Cymes said. "He noted down everything he heard, it's encyclopaedic, an enormous piece of work".
When he came to write his own book Cymes said he tried to use his medical knowledge to "describe what the victims would have felt so that people would realise the suffering of these (human) guinea pigs".
- Ethics turned upside down -
Nearly 70 percent of German doctors were members of the Nazi party, according to Cymes' documentary.
From 1933 onwards when Hitler came to power, medical ethics "were turned upside down", Cymes said. "The individual was nothing, the people was everything."
The small number of doctors tried for war crimes at Nuremberg either worked in concentration camps or used prisoners for medical experiments of "unspeakable cruelty", said Telford Taylor, the prosecutor at the trials.
Others took part in the "Aktion T4" programme to "eliminate people were considered to carry hereditary illnesses", said Sorbonne historian Johann Chapoutot, who reckons that between 70,000 and 200,000 died in the push between 1941 and 1945.
In the film, Cymes used testimony from experts such as Evelyne Shuster, of the University of Pennsylvania, and the surgeon and historian Yves Ternon from the University of Montpellier to show the scale of the cruelty and slaughter.
He concentrated on the atrocities committed by Karl Gebhardt, the personal physician of SS chief Heinrich Himmler, and his assistant Dr Herta Oberheuser.
But he also noted how the head of the "Aktion T4" programme, Viktor Brack, wanted to sterilise all Jews using X-rays, which he thought "be good value for money", writing to Himmler that it could be "carried out on several thousand subjects in a very short time".
While Sigmund Rascher, the SS doctor at the Dachau camp near Munich, tested how the body stood up to the cold and a lack of oxygen.
Cymes said that the documentary and the investigation into Hirt will not be the end of his inquiries.
"The subject is very personal for me and even though it is psychologically hard maybe I will continue digging for other films," he said.