Yehuda Lave is an author, journalist, psychologist, rabbi, spiritual teacher and coach, with degrees in business, psychology and Jewish Law. He works with people from all walks of life and helps them in their search for greater happiness, meaning, business advice on saving money, and spiritual engagement
The Biggest Obstacle to Growth
The biggest obstacle to changing ourselves is discouragement. (Chochmah Umussar, vol.2, p.218)
By adopting the optimistic attitude that you are able to improve, you automatically overcome your greatest obstacle. Believe you can improve and you certainly will be able to. If you are skeptical about your ability to change, your greatest enemy is your skepticism. Once you have overcome that obstacle, the rest will be easier.
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The largest Jewish cemetery in Bavaria, stunning!!!Review of Judische Friedhof Rodelsee
The graveyard is closed but the key can be obtained via: Tourist-Information, Zehntgasse 1, Tel. 0049/9323/3094 (in fact this is the local small supermarket) / Schloss Crailsheim, Schloßstr. 2, Tel. 0049/9323/3416 / Winzerstube Rödelsee, Wiesenbronner Str. 3, Tel. 0049/9323/5222. One needs to give a pawn of 10 Euro and one receives a sack with the key of the graveyard gate, a book with interesting info about the cemetery and a compact route (not so clear as we drove the wrong way), when one returns the key the pawn is returned (we obtained the key at the Tourist information-supermarket as it is nearer, also flyers of highlights in the region are available for free). To get there: per adress: Aussiedlerhöfe 3, 97348 Rödelsee (vintner in close vicinity of the graveyard). Make sure to wear high shoes and long trousers as the insects inhabiting the cemetery do not often have the chance to a delicious meal (namely your legs!) 188.30 Acres large and more than 2500 headstones, one of the largest in Bavaria. 15th Century, surrounded by a massive stone wall. The cemetery served for several surrounding communities, among other Großlangheim, Hüttenheim, Kitzingen, Marktbreit Mainbernheim, Mainstockheim. Multiple extensions (1614 and 19th century), five grave fields. At the left of the entrance the youngest part 19-20th century. Monument for the victims of WOI. Before and during the NAZI period it was repeatedly desecrated (1929, 1932, 1936). Kristallnacht 1938 (night of the broken glass) the tiny Taharahhäuschen (construction where the overall process of burial preparation) took place) was set on fire and was in 1950 aborted, its washbasin was in 1950 established as a Memorial but in 1981 it was destroyed by vandals, in 1983 a new Memorial was errected. The cemetery is located 1 km outside Rödelsee town at the foot of the Schwanberg (in the vicinity alley to Swanberg), accessible via vineyard trails
For more pictures of the cemtary, click this link https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g1585923-d2416040-Reviews-Judische_Friedhof_Rodelsee-Rodelsee_Lower_Franconia_Franconia_Bavaria.html#photos;aggregationId=101&albumid=101&filter=7&ff=37133401
Welcome to Rödelsee The warmth of our hospitality and the joy we take in celebrating is quite contagious, but that is all that brings visitors to see us; our beautiful location at the foot of the legendary Schwanberg and our excellent wines draw people in from near and far. The breathtaking landscape on and around Schwanberg invites visitors to take time to enjoy a restful day and explore the hillsides.
The micro-climate particular to the area surrounding Schwanberg has been responsible for the character of the regional white and red wines produced from the 110 hectares of the internationally renowned Küchenmeister and Schwanleite vineyards for nearly 1000 years.
In addition to Schwanberg castle (Rödelsee Hs. No. 1), the municipality of Fröhstockheim has officially been a part of Rödelsee since 1978.
Rödelsee: Jewish cemetery (outside of the city in the direction of Iphofen) Ebracher Hof, Amtshaus Castell-Rüdenhausen (now known as: Löwenhof), Crailsheim castle, the Catholic and Evangelist churches St. Bartholomäus and Elfleinshäusla (located at Kirchenplatz)
Fröhstockheim: Crailsheim water castle, St. Laurentius church, colonial museum
Schwanberg: castle, St. Michael's church, castle grounds, Celtic walls
Annual events: Rödelsee spring Rödelseer Frühling (the last weekend in April), Schwandertag (a hike around Schwanberg, 1 May), wine festival Weinfest (the first weekend in July, from Friday to Monday), church fairs Kirchweihfeste (Fröhstockheim, the weekend after 10 August, Rödelsee the first weekend in September), harvest celebration market Erntedankmarkt (the weekend of 6th October), Christmas workshops in the Rödelsee Crailsheim castle Christkindleswerkstätten (the weekend before the first Advent).
We hope you have a lot of fun and enjoy your visit with us.
"Grüß Gott" in Rödelsee – You'll want to come back again and again.
Municipality of Rödelsee An den Kirchen 2, 97348 Rödelsee, Germany
Gaur Gopal Das - 4 Things we can never recover in life - Motivational New year Ahead
Most people don't take interest in Philosophy as people find it hard to understand the unique style of writing of philosophers. It might possible if someone make this subject a little easier for us. Gaur Gopal prabhu, a disciple of HH Radhanath Swami, making philosophy easier like anything with using humor in his talks that helps us to understand the deep philosophy.
Some very interesting stuff about AMERICA
More people live in New York City than in 40 of the 50 states.
The word "Pennsylvania" is misspelled on the Liberty Bell.
There is enough water in Lake Superior to cover all of North and South America in one foot of liquid.
There's a town in Washington with treetop bridges made specifically to help squirrels cross the street
In 1872, Russia sold Alaska to the United States for about 2 cents per acre.
It would take you more than 400 years to spend a night in all of Las Vegas's hotel rooms.
Western Michigan is home to a giant lavender labyrinth so big you can see it on Google Earth.
There's an island full of wild monkeys off the coast of South Carolina called Morgan Island, and it's not open to humans.
There's enough concrete in the Hoover Dam to build a two-lane highway from San Francisco to New York City.
Arizona and Hawaii are now the only states that don't observe daylight savings time.
Boston has the worst drivers out of the nation's 200 largest cities. Kansas City has the best drivers. (no surprise)
Kansas produces enough wheat each year to feed everyone in the world for about two weeks.
Oregon's Crater Lake is deep enough to cover six Statues of Liberty stacked on top of each other
The Empire State building has its own zip code. (Benton, NH shares one with another town)
The Los Angeles Coroner's Office has its own quirky gift shop called Skeletons in the Closet.
The Library of Congress contains approximately 838 miles of bookshelves—long enough to stretch from Houston to Chicago.
At 46 letters, Massachusetts's Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggcha ubunagungamaugg has the longest place name in the U.S. (even though it's based on a joke). (Reputed to mean: You fish on your side, I'll fish on mine and nobody fishes in the middle)
In 1922, a man built a house and all his furniture entirely out of 100,000 newspapers. The structure still stands today in Rockport, Massachusetts.
The entire Denver International Airport is twice the size of Manhattan.
In 1893, an amendment was proposed to rename the country to the "United States of Earth."
A highway in Lancaster, California plays the "William Tell Overture" as you drive over it, thanks to some well-placed grooves in the road
The total length of Idaho's rivers could stretch across the United States about 40 times.
The town of Centralia, Pennsylvania has been on fire for 55 years. (coal in the ground)
The one-woman town of Monowi, Nebraska is the only officially incorporated municipality with a population of 1. The sole, 83-year-old resident is the city's mayor, librarian, and bartender.
The entire town of Whittier, Alaksa lives under one roof.
The number of bourbon barrels in Kentucky outnumbers the state's population by more than two million.
Montana's Glacier National Park has a canine "bark ranger" that helps herd wildlife away from high-traffic areas.
You can watch more than 100 ponies swim to Chincoteague Island every year in Virginia.
In 1943, the temperature in Spearfish, South Dakota jumped 49 degrees in two minutes (-4°F to 45°F), one of the most drastic changes on record.
The world's tiniest park is in Portland OR, measuring a mere two feet wide.
The inventor of the Ouija board lived and died in Baltimore; his tombstone stands as a reflection of his achievement.
The biggest signature in human history belongs to Texas farmer Jimmie Luecke. The two-mile landmark can be seen from space.
There are around 5,000 commercial airplanes flying over the United States at any given time.
Only one-third of all $100 bills are actually inside the United States.
In Colma, California the dead outnumber the living by nearly 1,000 to 1.
The smallest county in the U.S., Kalawao County on the Hawaiian island of Moloka'i, is also a leprosy colony where a few former patients still live.
South Florida is the only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles coexist in the wild.
The Golan Heights mean more than security for Israel
Not just for Israeli security, but for Biblical and Ancestral Jewish Sovereignty, the Golan Heights must be recognized as Israeli territory by the US.
On Sunday, January 5th, 2019, Israeli Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, requested visiting U.S. National Security Advisor, John Bolton, to seek Washington's long delayed recognition of Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights. In doing so Netanyahu stressed the vital security importance of the Heights. He told Bolton that, "When you are there, you'll be able to understand perfectly why we will never leave the Golan Heights and why it is important that all countries recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights."
Indeed, those of us who have stood on the Golan's 1,700 foot steep escarpment, are struck by its immense strategic value overlooking Israel's fertile Hula Valley and the beautiful harp shaped lake below, called in Hebrew, Kinneret (the Sea of Galilee) because of its unique shape.
Syria had occupied it for 44 years during which time no agriculture of any significance or restoration of its terrain ever took place. Instead, the Golan was a Syrian army artillery encampment whose sole purpose was to deliberately rain down an endless barrage of shells upon Israeli farmers, fishermen and villagers .
Israel's liberation of the Golan in 1967 has lasted 52 years. Ask yourself then, who has possessed the Golan the longest and who has millennial historic, religious, Biblical and post-Biblical attachment to it? And it is that last reference to the ancestral and Biblical attachment to the Golan that must be included as an imperative and crucial component of Israel's and the Jewish people's claim.
So what is the Jewish history of the Golan Heights and what is its overwhelming Biblical significance to the reconstituted Jewish state? Perhaps we should return primarily to the Biblical books of Joshua and Numbers.
Before the Tribes of Israel would cross the River Jordan and enter the Promised Land, the first among them had already taken possession of territory east of the River Jordan. These were the half tribes of Manasseh, Gad and Reuben who liberated the Bashan and Gilead from the Amorites.
Biblical Bashan incorporates today's Golan Heights. Gilead is the fertile land, which lies in what is the north-western area of today's Arab Kingdom of Jordan: " … a little balm, and a little honey, spices and myrrh, nuts and almonds"(Gen 43:11.)
The Bashan region, now known as the Golan Heights, is a part of the biblical territory promised to the Patriarch Abraham and the Jewish people for an everlasting Covenant – the Covenant of the Parts – recounted in Genesis 15. The city of Bashan was a refuge city (Deut: 4:43).
During the Biblical period of the Jewish Kings, a battle high on the Golan took place between King Ahab and the army of Aram. A Jewish victory took place at the present site of Kibbutz Afik, which lies a few miles east of Lake Kinneret, the Sea of Galilee.
After the end of the Babylonian Exile, and during the Second Temple Period, Jews returned to their homes on the Golan. Subsequently the returnees were attacked by gentiles and Judah Maccabee brought his forces up to the Heights to defend them.
At the conclusion of the Hasmonean Period, King Alexander Yannai finally re-conquered the Golan and Jews returned yet again. They rebuilt communities in central Golan, including the major cities of Banias and Susita, which formed part of the defense of the Golan.
Their residents fought heroically against the Roman legions during the Great Revolt of 135 CE, known also as the Second Uprising. It was led by the charismatic Shimon Bar Kokhba, known as the "Son of a Star" and an authentic Jewish folk hero. It is estimated that some 10,000 residents of Gamla alone perished fighting against Rome.
Second century Jewish coins were found on the Golan after its liberation during the last days of the June, 1967 Six Day War. These ancient coins were inscribed with the words, "For the Redemption of Holy Jerusalem."
In the succeeding Talmudic Period, Jewish communities flourished and expanded. Archaeologists have found the remains of 34 synagogues on the Golan. Jewish life on the Golan largely ended after the defeat of the Byzantine army by Arabs from Arabia carrying the new banner of Islam and the region descended into a long period of neglect.
But Jewish life returned yet again in the latter years of the 19th century when members of the Bnei Yehuda society from Safed purchased land on the Golan. In 1891, Baron Rothschild purchased around 18,000 acres in what is present day Ramat Magshimim.
The Jewish pioneers of the First Aliyah (immigration) began to farm land they had purchased in the Horan region until the Turkish Ottoman occupiers evicted them in 1898. Their land was then seized, and in 1923 the entire Golan was given away by Britain to the French Colonial Mandate over Syria and Lebanon.
Zionist leaders had earlier demanded the Golan be included within the new Jewish National Home because of its immense historical roots in Biblical and post-Biblical Jewish history. But Jewish liberation of the ancestral land was not possible until Israel was forced to fight for its very survival during the 1967 Six Day War.
And consider this again. The British colonial power gave the Golan to France's Syrian colony in 1923. Syria attacked Israel in 1967 and lost the Golan. Syria had occupied it for 44 years. Israel's liberation of the Golan has now lasted 51 years.
Ask yourself then, who has possessed the Golan the longest and who has millennial historic, religious, Biblical and post-Biblical attachment to it?
Victor Sharpe is a prolific freelance writer with many published articles in leading national and international conservative websites and magazines. Born and educated in England, he has been a broadcaster and has authored several books including a collection of short stories under the title, The Blue Hour. His four-volume set of in-depth studies on the threats from resurgent Islam to Israel, the West and to Judeo-Christian civilization is titled, Politicide: The Attempted Murder of the Jewish State.
January 10, 2019
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