Monday, March 5, 2018

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Yehuda Lave, Spiritual Advisor and Counselor

Among the people I have worked with, an older woman told me this: When I was younger, my feelings felt frightening and overwhelming, especially my intense feelings of sadness, anxiety and loneliness. I tried all kinds of therapies, hoping to eliminate them and felt like a failure for not being able to do so. Eventually, I learned to just "hold" these feelings when they arise and surround them with loving light. Sometimes I rock gently and breathe slowly until the feeling begins to fade and I can go on with my life. They received the attention they needed, like a small child who just needs to be accepted and validated. These feelings humble me, reminding me how much I need to connect to Hashem and feel His presence. So, as I enlighten them, they enlighten me.

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Think you know everything about history? Do you know what the total cost of World War I was? What about the Mexican sneak attack? If not, this video is worth checking out! Number 5 will shock you. Share

Soul meets soul on lovers' lips. Percy Bysshe Shelley

Soul meets soul on lovers' lips. Percy Bysshe Shelley


Though lovers be lost, love shall not. Dylan Thomas


Lovers have a right to betray you... friends don't. Judy Holliday


All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else. Mae West


I had a lovers quarrel with the world. Robert Frost


Between lovers a little confession is a dangerous thing. 

Helen Rowland


Be brave, young lovers, and follow your star. Oscar Hammerstein II


There is no such thing as a lovers' oath. Plato

Enemies, as well as lovers, come to resemble each other over a period of time. Sydney J. Harris


Forget the damned motorcar and build the cities for lovers and friends. Lewis Mumford


She who boasts of lovers soon has none. Minna Antrim


Lovers come back. Styles come back. But time? It never comes back.

Juan Gabriel


The best mannered people make the most absurd lovers. 

Denis Diderot

The Opening of the Academy Awards: 1965 Oscars

Bob Hope opens the 37th Academy Awards, and Claudia Cardinale and Steve McQueen present the Oscar for Sound to the Warner Bros. Studio Sound Department (accepted by George R. Groves, Sound Director) for My Fair Lady. Introduced by Arthur Freed with orchestra conducted by Johnny Green. Featuring red carpet arrivals and overture with Gregory Peck, Dick Van Dyke, Richard Chamberlain, Joan Marshall, Agnes Moorehead, Greer Garson, Ann-Margret, Roger Smith, Deborah Kerr, Anthony Quinn, George Hamilton, Lila Kedrova, Jane Fonda, Roger Vadim, Army Archerd, Vince Edwards, Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Julie Andrews, Gladys Cooper, Jack L. Warner, Debbie Reynolds, Buster Keaton and more. Watch more of the 1965 Oscars:

Julie Andrews Wins Best Actress: 1965 Oscars

Sidney Poitier presenting Julie Andrews the Oscar® for Best Actress for her performance in "Mary Poppins" at the 37th Academy Awards® in 1965. Introduced by Bob Hope. Watch more of the 1965 Oscars:

Revolutionary treatment uses common cold sore virus to destroy cancerous tumours

Bishops in Britain call for Vatican to revise liturgy on Jews - Christian News - Jerusalem Post 

THIS WAS WRITTEN 43years ago - Astonishing!

       True  then - True now

You  probably don't remember the name Eric Hoffer.
He was a longshoreman who turned into a  philosopher, wrote columns for newspapers and  some books.
He was a non-Jewish American  social philosopher.
He was born in 1902 and died in 1983, after writing nine books and winning the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
His first book, The True Believer, published  in 1951, was widely recognized as a  classic.

Eric Hoffer was one of the most  influential American philosophers and free  thinkers of the 20th Century. His book  are still widely read and quoted today.  Acclaimed for his thoughts on mass movements and fanaticism, Hoffer was awarded the Presidentia  Medal of Freedom in 1983. Hopewell  Publications awards the best in independent publishing across a wide range of categories, singling out the most thought provoking titles in books and short prose, on a yearly basis in  honor of Eric Hoffer.
Here is one of his columns from 1968 -- 42 years ago! Some things never change!
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Los  Angeles Times 26/5/1968.
The Jews are  a peculiar people: things permitted to other nations are forbidden to the Jews.
Other nations drive out thousands, even millions of people and there is no refugee problem. Russia did it, Poland and Czechoslovakia did it.
Turkey threw out a million Greeks and Algeria a million Frenchman.
Indonesia threw out heaven knows how many Chinese and no one says a word about refugees.
But in the case  of Israel, the displaced Arabs have become eternal refugees.
Everyone insists that  Israel must take back every single one.
Arnold Toynbee calls the displacement of the Arabs an atrocity greater than any committed by the Nazis.
Other nations when victorious on the battlefield dictate peace terms.
But when Israel is victorious, it must sue for peace.
Everyone expects the  Jews to be the only real Christians in this world.
Other nations, when they are  defeated, survive and recover  but should  Israel be defeated it would be destroyed.
Had Nasser triumphed last June [1967], h  would have wiped Israel off the map, and no one would have lifted a finger to save the Jews.
No commitment to the Jews by any government,  including our own, is worth the paper it is written on.
There is a cry of outrage all over the world when people die in Vietnam or when two Blacks are executed in Rhodesia .
But, when Hitler slaughtered Jews no one demonstrated against him.
The Swedes, who were ready to break off diplomatic relations with America because of what we did in Vietnam, did not let out a peep when Hitler was slaughtering Jews.
They sent Hitler choice iron ore, and ball bearings, and serviced his troops in Norway .
The Jews are alone in the  world.
If Israel survives, it will be solely because of Jewish efforts. And Jewish resources.
Yet at this moment, Israel is our only reliable and unconditional ally.
We can rely more on Israel than Israel can rely on us.
And one has only to imagine what would have  happened last summer [1967] had the Arabs and their Russian backers won the war, to realize how vital the survival of Israel is to America and the West in general.
I have a premonition that will not leave me; as it goes with Israel so will it go with all of us.
Should Israel perish, the Holocaust will be upon us all.

Edward Everett Hale Quotes I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. Edward Everett Hale

Edward Everett Hale From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Edward Everett Hale From The Critic (1901) Born April 3, 1822
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. Died June 10, 1909 (aged 87)
Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. Education Boston Latin School
Harvard College (1839)
Harvard Divinity School Occupation Author, historian, minister Parent(s) Nathan Hale
Sarah Preston Everett Relatives Lucretia Peabody Hale (sister)
Susan Hale (sister)
Charles Hale (brother)
Edward Everett (maternal uncle)
Nathan Hale (granduncle) Signature

Edward Everett Hale (April 3, 1822 – June 10, 1909) was an American author, historian, and Unitarian minister.





Hale was born on April 3, 1822,[1] in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Nathan Hale (1784–1863), proprietor and editor of the Boston Daily Advertiser, and Sarah Preston Everett; and the brother of Lucretia Peabody Hale, Susan Hale, and Charles Hale. Edward Hale was a nephew of Edward Everett, the orator and statesman, and grand-nephew of Nathan Hale (1755-1776), the Revolutionary War hero executed by the British for espionage. Edward Everett Hale was also a descendant of Richard Everett and related to Helen Keller.

Hale was a child prodigy who exhibited extraordinary literary skills. He graduated from Boston Latin School at age 13[2] and enrolled at Harvard College immediately after. There, he settled in with the literary set, won two Bowdoin prizes and was elected the Class Poet.[2] He graduated second in his class in 1839[3] and then studied at Harvard Divinity School. Decades later, he reflected on the new liberal theology there:

The group of leaders who surrounded Dr. [William Ellery] Channing had, with him, broken forever from the fetters of Calvinistic theology. These young people were trained to know that human nature is not totally depraved. They were taught that there is nothing of which it is not capable... For such reasons, and many more, the young New Englanders of liberal training rushed into life, certain that the next half century was to see a complete moral revolution in the world.[4]

Edward Everett Hale with his sister Susan in 1855

Hale was licensed to preach as a Unitarian minister in 1842[3] by the Boston Association of Ministers. In 1846 he became pastor of the Church of the Unity in Worcester, Massachusetts.[2] Hale married Emily Baldwin Perkins in 1852; she was the niece of Connecticut Governor and U.S. Senator Roger Sherman Baldwin and Emily Pitkin Perkins Baldwin on her father's side and Lyman Beecher, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Henry Ward Beecher on her mother's side. They had nine children: Alexander, b & d 1853; Ellen Day, 1854–1939; Arthur, 1859–1939;Charles Alexander, 1861–1867; Edward Everett, Jr., 1863–1932; Philip Leslie Hale, 1865–1931; Herbert Dudley, 1866–1908; Henry Kidder, 1868–1876; Robert Beverly, 1869–1895.[2][5]

Hale left the Unity Church in 1856 to become pastor at the South Congregational Church, Boston, where he served until 1899.

In 1847 Hale was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society,[6] and he would be involved with the society for the rest of his life, taking up various positions in the service of the society. He served two non-consecutive terms on its board of councilors, from 1852 to 1854, and a lengthy term from 1858 to 1891, and as recording secretary from 1854 to 1858. He served as vice-president of the society from 1891 to 1906, served a shorter term as president from 1906 to 1907, then again took up the position of vice-president from 1907 to 1909.[7]

Hale first came to notice as a writer in 1859, when he contributed the short story "My Double and How He Undid Me" to the Atlantic Monthly. He soon published other stories in the same periodical. His best known work was "The Man Without a Country", published in the Atlantic in 1863 and intended to strengthen support for the Union cause in the North.[3] As in some of his other non-romantic tales, he employed a minute realism which led his readers to suppose the narrative a record of fact. These two stories and such others as "The Rag-Man and the Rag-Woman" and "The Skeleton in the Closet", gave him a prominent position among short-story writers of 19th century America. His short story "The Brick Moon", serialized in the Atlantic Monthly, is the first known fictional description of an artificial satellite. It was possibly an influence on the novel The Begum's Fortune by Jules Verne. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1865.[8]

In recognition of his support for the Union during the American Civil War, Hale was elected as a Third Class Companion of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States.

Hale assisted in founding the Christian Examiner, Old and New in 1869 and became its editor.[2] The story "Ten Times One is Ten" (1870), with its hero Harry Wadsworth, contained the motto, first enunciated in 1869 in his Lowell Institute lectures: "Look up and not down, look forward and not back, look out and not in, and lend a hand." This motto was the basis for the formation of Lend-a-Hand Clubs, Look-up Legions and Harry Wadsworth Clubs for young people. Out of the romantic Waldensian story "In His Name" (1873) there similarly grew several other organizations for religious work, such as King's Daughters, and King's Sons. In 1875, the Christian Examiner merged with Scribner's Magazine.[2] In 1881, Hale published the story "Hands Off" in Harper's New Monthly Magazine. In the tale, a narrator goes through time to alter events in the past, thereby creating an alternate timeline. Paul J. Nahin writes that this story makes Hale a pioneer in emerging science fiction, time travel, and stories about changing the past.[9]

In the early 1880s Harriet E. "Hattie" Freeman became one of Hale's volunteer secretaries. Her family had been connected with Hale's church since 1861. As Hattie and Hale worked together they grew closer and closer. According to historian Sara Day, their relationship became loving and intimate. Day came to this conclusion after studying 3,000 Hale-Freeman love letters (1884-1909) held by the Library of Congress. The letters, donated to the library in 1969, had held their secrets until 2006 when Day realized that the intimate passages were written in Towndrow's shorthand.[10]

In 1886, Hale founded Lend a Hand, which merged with the Charities Review in 1897), and the Lend a Hand Record.[2] Throughout his life he contributed many articles on a variety of subjects to the periodicals of his day including the North American Review, the Atlantic Monthly, the Christian Register, the Outlook, and many more.[2] He was the author or editor of more than sixty books—fiction, travel, sermons, biography and history.[5]

Hale retired as minister from the South Congregational Church in 1899 and chose as his successor Edward Cummings, father of E. E. Cummings.[11] By the turn of the century, Hale was recognized as among the nation's most important men of letters. Bostonians asked him to help ring in the new century on December 31, 1900, by presenting a psalm on the balcony of the Massachusetts State House.[12]

In 1903 he became Chaplain of the United States Senate, and joined the Literary Society of Washington.[13] The next year, he was elected as a member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Hale lived from 1869 to his death at the Edward Everett Hale House in Roxbury.[14] He maintained a summer home in South Kingstown, Rhode Island where he and his family often spent summer months.[15]

Hale died in Roxbury, by then part of Boston, in 1909. He was buried at Forest Hills Cemetery in Jamaica Plain, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. A life-size likeness in bronze statue memorializing the man and his works stands in the Boston Public Garden.[16]

Beliefs Edward Everett Hale sculpture by Bela Pratt in the Boston Public Garden Boston, Massachusetts

Combining a forceful personality, organizing genius, and liberal practical theology, Hale was active in raising the tone of American life for half a century. He had a deep interest in the anti-slavery movement (especially in Kansas), as well as popular education (involving himself especially with the Chautauqua adult-education movement), and the working-man's home.

He published a wide variety of works in fiction, history and biography. He used his writings and the two magazines he founded, Old and New (1870–75) and Lend a Hand (1886–97), to advance a number of social reforms, including religious tolerance, the abolition of slavery and wider education.

Hale supported Irish immigration in the mid-19th century, as he felt the new workers freed Americans from performing menial, hard labor. In a series of letters in the Boston Daily Advertiser, he noted the "inferiority" of immigrants: "[it] compels them to go the bottom; and the consequence is that we are, all of us, the higher lifted."[17]

Edward Everett Hale's story "The Man Without a Country" (1863) opened with the sentence: "I was stranded at the old Mission House in Mackinaw, waiting for a Lake Superior steamer which did not choose to come." In his 1893 and 1900 reminiscences, E.E. Hale states that 'To write the story of "The Man Without a Country" and its sequel, "Philip Nolan's Friends," I had to make as careful a study as I could of the history of the acquisition of Louisiana by the United States.'[18]




Day, Sara "Coded Letters, Concealed Love, The Larger Lives of Harriet Freeman and Edward Everett Hale." New Academia Publishing, 2014.


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