via bus - Wednesday - 17 Tishri - 26 Sept. - Chol Hamo'ed Sukkot
In cooperation with: ISRAEL LAND FUND - GUARDING OUR INHERITANCE!
Two different tiyulim, 75 NIS each: New Projects, New challenges
1st departure: 9:30 - 1:30 1. Northern Jerusalem Tour Jerusalem Model Shimon Hatzaddik - Beit Amanah, Kundar St, Shepherd Hotel Beit Hanina - Tel El Ful Atarot 2nd departure: 2:30 - 6:30 2. Southern Jerusalem Tour Jerusalem Model Beit Safafa Givat Hamatos Jabel Mukhaber Nof Tzion
Join the indefatigable city councilman Arieh King, founder and director of the ILF, on a guided tour of our inimitable City commencing with the viewing of an accurate, impressive model and learn 1st hand of its intrigues. As the new city elections approach, hear the inside stories of betrayal and intrigue in the battle for every inch of Jerusalem. See for yourself the significance of Atarot, the old airport & industrial zone. Access King Hussein's palace for a birds eye view of historical Beit Hanina with a new major ILF residential building project and many others.
An experience long to be remembered.
Both tours in English.
Each tour only 75 NIS payable 15 minutes before departure to the left of the large Sukkah at City Hall. Exact amount of cash would be appreciated.
Bring your food and enjoy the City Hall sukkah either before or after your tiyul.
Embarkation and disembarkation from City Hall (Tiyul subject to modifications due to holiday traffic, security considerations and other factors.)
In the past the tours were sold out.
Give me a call if you are interested
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Love Yehuda Lave
Can a child find his way back after prison? Should a school take a chance on him?
Kav L'Noar believes that the answer is yes, if, of course, the child is getting the support he needs to truly turn his life around.
Please note, Shmuel's story is based on a true story, but all names have been changed. To support more young people like Shmuel, please click here https://kavlnoar.org/donate-today/
The Mighty Rock, Whose deeds are perfect, because all His ways are good. He is a faithful God in Whom there is no iniquity (Deuteronomy 32:4-5).
These very sobering words are often invoked at moments of great personal distress to express our faith and trust in the Divine wisdom and justice.
People who have suffered deep personal losses, such as destruction of their home by fire or the premature death of a loved one, or who have observed the widespread suffering caused by a typhoon or an earthquake, may be shaken in their relationship with God. How could a loving, caring God mete out such enormous suffering?
It is futile to search for logical explanations, and even if there were any, they would accomplish little in relieving the suffering of the victims. This is the time when the true nature of faith emerges, a faith that is beyond logic, that is not subject to understanding.
The kaddish recited by mourners makes no reference to any memorial concept or prayer for the departed. The words of kaddish, "May the name of the Almighty be exalted and sanctified," are simply a statement of reaffirmation, that in spite of the severe distress one has experienced, one does not deny the sovereignty and absolute justice of God.
Our language may be too poor in words and our thoughts lacking in concepts that can provide comfort when severe distress occurs, but the Jew accepts Divine justice even in the face of enormous pain.
Today I shall ... ... reaffirm my trust and faith in the sovereignty and justice of God, even when I see inexplicable suffering. Important words to think about with Yom Kippur tomorrow
New Hebrew Name
I am 22 years old and starting to take my Judaism more seriously. The problem is that I don't have a Hebrew name. I've asked my parents and they can't recall what name I was given at birth. So my question is: How do I go about selecting a Hebrew name? And how does it become "official"?
The Aish Rabbi Replies:
The Jewish custom is to give the name of a relative who has passed away. This keeps the person's memory alive, and in a metaphysical way forms a bond between your soul and the deceased relative. This is a great honor to the deceased, because its soul can achieve an elevation based on the good deeds of the namesake. You, meanwhile, can be inspired by the good qualities of the deceased – and make a deep connection to the past.
Another idea is to pick the name of a great Jew, someone who embodied qualities like piety, kindness and leadership that you aspire to. This could be a biblical character, or someone from Jewish history. Some choose a name based on the Jewish holiday coinciding with the birth. For example, someone born at Purim-time might be named Esther or Mordechai. A girl born on Shavuot might be named Ruth, and a child born on Tisha B'Av, the Jewish day of mourning, might be named Menachem or Nechama.
Similarly, names are sometimes chosen from the Torah portion corresponding to the week of the birth. Many names and events are mentioned in each Torah portion, offering a spiritual connection between the baby and that particular biblical figure.
There is an interesting story about how the Jewish reggae star Matisyahu got his Hebrew name. His English name is Matthew Miller, and the Hebrew name he received at his Brit Milah was forgotten. In Hebrew school it was assumed to be Matisyahu because of the connection between Matthew and Matisyahu. That was fortuitous for his music career, because the original Brit certificate was later located, revealing that the actual name given was "Feivish Hershel." Imagine that on the Billboard charts.
The importance of a Hebrew name was articulated by King David, who wrote in Psalms (147:4): "He counts the numbers of the stars; He gives a name to each of them." God gives names to each star, for they are dear to Him. Like the stars, no two souls are exactly alike. Everyone has his unique function in which he excels. Everyone shines a different light.
And finally, the actual process for being given the Hebrew name is to simply begin using it. Ask others to call you by that name, and ask the rabbi to say a special blessing for you in synagogue. It's as simple as that!
Shurat HaDin and Israeli Farmers File War Crimes Complaint Against Hamas in The Hague
Yesterday, Shurat HaDin accompanied representatives of Israeli farmers from Kibbutzes on the Gaza border to The Hague. We filed a war crimes complaint in the International Criminal Court against the terrorist Hamas leadership over the recent months of Palestinian kite arson attacks that have destroyed thousands of acres of farmland. To add to the drama at the ICC we brought along tractors and an exhibition of photos of the torched farms. The story focused wide-spread media attention about the farmers' story.
Immortality - Bee Gees & Celine Deon
With Yom Kippur tomorrow, time to think about Morality not Imrotality!!
See you on Thursday after Yom Kippur
Have a meaningful day and a meaningful fast.
Not only is Yom Kippur considered our holiest day, it is considered our most Joyous day because we re-bond with G-d our lover and our mate.
Love Yehuda Lave
Give me a call today or on Thursday about the Ariel King tour
Rabbi Yehuda Lave
2850 Womble Road, Suite 100-619, San Diego United States