Sunday, September 23, 2018

14.7 Million Jews around the world in latest survey as we approach Succout

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Yehuda Lave, Spiritual Advisor and Counselor

Wise Person's Goal

Today I met three people who asked about you and told me they wanted to visit you for Sukkot and stay with you.

  I asked their names and they answered me Mazel, Health, and Parnasah.  Then I told them what a great person you are and gave them your address.  I hope you do not mind but I told them they could stay all year.

 A wise man said, "Most people do not feel bad because they lack wisdom; they feel bad because people say they lack wisdom."

The honor-seeker does not study wisdom to become wiser. Rather, his goal is to show off how wise he is. This is an attribute of a fool (Proverbs 18:2). A truly wise person's goal is to gain more wisdom whether or not he gains honor.

Tomorrow starts the Biblical holiday of Succout. Tomorrow is the day we can't work, so no email from me and tonight we sit in the Succah and remember the clouds of Glory from our 40 year stay in the desert. We eat desert in the Succah to remember the Desert!!

During the six in between days (there is another holiday at the end of the six days called Simcha Torah where we celebrate the Torah, we will have emails and I can take questions if you have any.

Have a beautiful time. It is traditional for people to travel during this time, as many people take off from work so I have been sharing some trips that are available.

One item I shared on Friday has an update. Peretz and his band at King David's tomb sukkah had been reported at 4. It will be at 6-9PM. It is free. It is all music.

Love Yehuda Lave

Ahead of Succout, figures show 14.7 million Jews around the globe

Arab and Muslim nations are home to just 27,000 Jews

Jewish population growth rate remains far below global average;

Israel's 6.6 million Jews is world's largest community; but Diaspora still has more Jews, with 5.7 million in US


On the eve of the Jewish New Year 5779, there are some 14.7 million Jews in the world, a rise of about 100,000 since last year, with the vast majority of them in Israel and the United States.

According to figures released by Hebrew University demographer Sergio Della Pergola, Israel is home to the world's largest Jewish population, with some 6.6 million Jews in Israel.

Another 8.1 million Jews live outside Israel, with some 5.7 million living in the US. Other significant populations include France (453,000), Canada (391,000), and the UK (290,000).

According to studies conducted by Della Pergola, the world's Jewish population has been rising by about 100,000 per year. The 0.7 percent growth rate is significantly lower than the overall global population growth rate of 1.1 percent.

The criteria used to define Jews were anybody who defined themselves as Jewish and did not identify with another religion. However, the research also found that there are 23.5 million people who would qualify to emigrate to Israel under the Law of Return.

Israel's Law of Return gives every Jew, or child or grandchild of a Jew, the right to Israeli citizenship on demand.

According to Della Pergola, Arab and Muslim nations are home to just 27,000 Jews, with 15,000 in Turkey, 8,500 in Iran, and 2,000 in Morocco. The Muslim world was home to an estimated 850,000 Jews before the creation of the State of Israel in 1948.

Moroccan Jews and Israeli Jewish tourists participate in Simchat Torah festivities at a synagogue in Marrakesh on October 12, 2017. (AFP PHOTO / FADEL SENNA)

In contrast, Germany is today home to 119,000 Jews, up from some 37,000 Jews immediately after the Second World War. Six million Jews were killed in the Holocaust.

There are a total of 98 countries that are home to 100 or more Jews, the new data established.

Israel is now home to 8.907 million citizens in all — 162,000 more than a year ago, according to data published Tuesday by the Central Bureau of Statistics. Israel's Jewish population numbers 6.625 million people — 74.4% of the country's population. Some 1.864 million, or 20.9%, are Arab, and the remaining 418,000 are other minorities.

The country's population is expected to reach 10 million in late 2024, according to the data.

Some 44.3% of Israelis define themselves as secular, while 21.4% are traditional, 12.3% are traditional with religious leanings, 11.5% are religious, and 10.2% are ultra-Orthodox.

Israel's fertility rate, at an average of 3.11 children born per woman, continued to be the highest among member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). About 175,000 babies were born and 43,000 people died during the past year, with 25,000 people making aliyah.

President Reuven Rivlin released an English-language greeting Saturday to mark the Jewish new year in which he emphasized the importance of the connections between Jewish people, noting the shared root in the Hebrew words for "friend" and "connection."

"The bonds that hold us together stretch across the world today and deep into our shared history. I know we are at a time when some see the things that divide us more clearly than those that unite us," said Rivlin.


"For some, it can be hard to see what we have in common. I know that there are times when we do not agree with each other. I know there are times when we do not feel like friends. So, as we approach this Rosh Hashanah, let us reflect on what we share, on the links that bind us together," he said.

His message comes following a year that has seen bitter disputes between Israel and Diaspora Jewish communities, particularly over a decision to suspend a 2016 decision to guarantee non-Orthodox Jews permanent access for pluralistic prayer at the Western Wall.

The only memorial with the names of all the 9/11 victims outside of the US is in Israel

This structure/area is known as the '911 Living Memorial Plaza', and is located in Jerusalem, Israel. It is made of bronze, granite and aluminum, and stands 30 ft. (9.1 meters) tall. Israel is the only country in the entire middle-east region who has built a monument/structure relating to the 9/11 terrorist attack, that has every name on it of those killed due to the 9/11 terrorist attack.

Quotes on Life from my Sister

Our greatest responsibility is to be good ancestors.-Jonas Salk

  It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot of numbers in it. George W. Bush  President

The best way to look stylish on a budget is to try second-hand, bargain hunting, and vintage. Orlando Bloom Actor

  When you're dressing on a budget, simplicity is key. Ne-Yo Singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor.  

Win or lose, we go shopping after the election. Imelda Marcos The Shoe Lady  

Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to go shopping. Bo Derek Actress

  When you're out grocery shopping for your family, maybe you can put a can of cat or dog food in your cart and bring it to an animal relief center. Rachael Ray Makes my dog's dog food  

I like to go shopping, to the movies, all the girl stuff. Just a normal girl. Victoria Azarenka Tennis player

  The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases. Carl Jung Psychiatrist 

You cannot put the same shoe on every foot. Publilius Syrus Writer

If the shoe fits, it is probably worn out. Craig Bruce Talent coach and radio consultant.

This Window Transforms Into A Balcony

Of course you have to have this view that goes along with it

If You See a Plastic Bottle on Your Tire, You're In Danger!

WARNING! If you see a plastic bottle on your tire, call the police! The total value of all the cars that get stolen in the U.S. every single year is 4 billion dollars. Stealing cars is only becoming that much easier thanks to a new trick car thieves are using these days. How to protect your car and valuables from thieves? It's always better to be forewarned and take preventive measures to protect yourself. For example, why not walk around your car and briefly examine it before every drive? Not only that, there are tons of other ways you can protect yourself and your car from thieves. TIMESTAMPS How does the new criminal ploy work 1:18 Where criminals use this trick 2:40 How can you protect yourself 4:12 Take your steering wheel with you when you leave your car. 4:40 Buy a car with a manual transmission. 5:17 Keep the windshield clear. 6:07 Keep your car clean and tidy. 6:38 Take a look around. 7:13 Make sure your car faces your house. 7:51 Etch your car's identification number on each window. 8:27 Use a tire lock. 8:49 Use a baby monitor. 9:20 Music: Cataclysmic Molten Core . Jingle Punks SUMMARY -First of all, thieves find a car they like in a parking lot. After that, they place an empty plastic bottle on the front or rear passenger tire. You start the ignition, and just as you're rolling out of your parking spot, you hear some weird crinkling sound. As you get out of the car to check it out, the criminals either steal the car or grab all the valuables inside and run off. -The first cases of carjackers using this strategy were reported in Limpopo, South Africa. Another wave of car thefts committed this way swept through Mexico too. -It's always better to be forewarned and take preventive measures to protect yourself. -Actually, you can install a quick-release steering wheel so that you can take it with you whenever you leave your car. -There have been numerous reports from would-be victims explaining how thieves often run away in embarrassment after failing to drive away in a manual. -Before you leave your car, you should always remove any wiring you may have. -If there's a bunch of random stuff lying around in your vehicle, thieves will assume that you're unorganized. -Before you leave your car alone, take a look around. Don't try to be discreet about it either. -Just pull in so that your car faces your house. You don't really save that much time in the morning by backing in anyway. -If you have your VIN etched on every window, replacing all the glass won't be worth all the hassle for these criminals. -You might not know that you can get hold of a tire lock yourself too and use it to prevent car theft. Subscribe to Bright Side :

See you on Tuesday

Have a happy Succout. It is tradtional to be like Thanksgiving and spend it with your family and have Thanks to G-d

Love Yehuda Lave

Rabbi Yehuda Lave

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