Thursday, April 4, 2019

Rabbi Lord Sacks - House of Lords debate on antisemitism

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Yehuda Lave, Spiritual Advisor and Counselor

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

Appreciate the Gift of Creation

The Chazon Ish (20th century Israel), said: "A person who lives with a constant awareness of the Almighty will live a life of constant happiness." (Emunah U'bitochon, ch.1)

Today, appreciate the potential you have for benefiting from the world. Seeing the beauty and wisdom in every blade of grass gives one an awareness of the Creator.

Love Yehuda Lave

Life Quotes from my sister

The tragedy in life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. Benjamin Mays Minister, educator, scholar, and social activist.    

Your attitude determines your altitude! Denis Waitley Motivational speaker and writer, consultant and best-selling author.    

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. Wayne Dyer Self-help advocate, author, and lecturer.    

It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome. William James American psychologist and philosopher.      

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant. Robert Louis Stevenson Novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer.    

The best thing about the future is that it only comes one day at a time. Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States    

Faith is taking the first step, even when you don't see the whole staircase. Martin Luther King Jr. Clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.  

It's not who you think you are that holds you back; it's who you think you're not. Unknown

For those of you who watch what you eat, here's the final word on nutrition and health.  
It's a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting nutritional studies.    

1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
3. The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.   
5. The Germans drink a lot of beer and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans. 
CONCLUSION:    Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.

Rabbi Lord Sacks - House of Lords debate on antisemitism

On Thursday 13th September 2018, Rabbi Lord Sacks spoke in a House of Lords debate on antisemitism in Britain.

'Paramedic' caught on film attacking IDF soldiers during riot - watch

A Palestinian paramedic was reportedly killed earlier Wednesday by IDF forces in a riot near Bethlehem. By TZVI JOFFRE March 27, 2019 21:40 Paramedic takes off vest and attacks IDF soldiers at riot near Bethlehem (Arab Media Division of the IDF Spokesperson's Unit) Prime Minister Netanyahu: We Have Never Had A Better Friend Than President Trump/ Paramedic takes off vest and attacks IDF soldiers at riot near Bethlehem (Arab Media Division of the IDF Spokesperson's Unit)



A Palestinian paramedic was one of the rioters throwing rocks and molotov cocktails in a riot near Bethlehem on Wednesday, according to a video released by Avichay Adraee, the head of the Arab media division of the IDF Spokesperson's Unit.

The video shows the paramedic taking off his paramedic vest and then throwing rocks at IDF soldiers.

The Golan Heights: history, archeology, and wine! Sunday, April 7--Shalom Pollock trip

Depart at 8:00 from the Inbal hotel
Return approx. 6:30
Cost:  280

This is the very best time of the year to experience (Spring) the Golan!

We will visit the unique and inspiring newly excavated Jewish town(Talmudic period) of Ein Hakashatot.

This large prosperous village with its beautiful synagogue was destroyed in an earthquake in the ninth century. It was only a  few years ago that archeologists turned their attention to this isolated ruin. What they found totally excited them.

Using for the first time, a concept and technology was used that was able to replace every stone of the synagogue.  We will be treated to a unique delight.

We travel on to  Katzrin, the modern capital of the Golan. This is one of the most beautiful towns in Israel.

"Bental"  is our next destination. This is an extinct volcano (it hardly ever erupts any more...). It was used as a major Israeli military bastion facing the enemy .replete with underground passages and bunkers. Today it is open to the public. We get the very best view deep into Syria and the rest of the Golan. There is no better view.

Finally, we travel to the western Golan, home to the best wines in Israel. We shall visit the picturesque village of "Kidmat Tzvi". There we shall be treated to a tour of the famous boutique winery and enjoy a wine tasting delight.
bring a picnic lunch

What a  country!

Ribbis in a Loan Document by Rabbi Meir Orlean

Mr. Neuman and Mr. Pincus were litigating before Rabbi Dayan.

"It's an open-and-shut case," said Mr. Neuman. "I lent Mr. Pincus money, and he hasn't paid me back. He owes me $11,000."

"What do you claim?" Rabbi Dayan asked Mr. Pincus.

"I don't owe him $11,000," said Mr. Pincus.

"Do you have any evidence?" Rabbi Dayan asked Mr. Neuman.

"Sure, I have a loan document, signed by witnesses," said Mr. Neuman.

"I have reason to believe that the loan document is disqualified," said Mr. Pincus.

"What's wrong with it?" exclaimed Mr. Neuman. "Here it is." He presented the document to Rabbi Dayan.

Rabbi Dayan examined the loan document. When he read it, he frowned.

"The initial loan was only $10,000 two years ago," Rabbi Dayan said. "This agreement calls for an interest payment of 5 percent per annum. This is a prohibited ribbis clause. You are not allowed to collect $1,000 interest."

"Mr. Pincus still owes the $10,000 principal," insisted Mr. Neuman.

"Do you have other evidence of this loan?" asked Rabbi Dayan.

"No," said Mr. Pincus. "I saw no reason for additional proof when I had the loan document."

"What do you say?" Rabbi Dayan asked Mr. Pincus. "Did you borrow the money?"

"I did," acknowledged Mr. Pincus. "However, since the loan document is invalid, I shouldn't have to repay the loan."

"Where's the logic in that?" argued Mr. Neuman. "Even if the ribbis clause is invalid, the rest of the document remains intact. You should certainly pay the $10,000 principal, even without your admission. The signed witnesses testify to that!"

"Once the document is problematic," replied Mr. Pincus, "those witnesses are meaningless." The two turned to Rabbi Dayan to hear his ruling.

"There is a dispute between the Tanna'im (B.M. 72a) regarding a loan document that includes ribbis," replied Rabbi Dayan. "Rav Meir maintains that we fine the lender and he does not collect even the principal, whereas the Sages maintain that he collects the principal based on the document.

"Many Rishonim, followed by the Shulchan Aruch, explain that is the case when the ribbis is listed separately," continued Rabbi Dayan. "However, if the ribbis were not listed separately, but rather included in the lump sum, the Sages concede that the document is completely disqualified lest the lender collect the ribbis as well based on it. Even so, if the borrower admits the loan, he must pay the principal according to almost all authorities, since we do not fine the lender, according to the Sages" (C.M. 52:1; Shach 52:4; Y.D. 161:11).

"Even when the ribbis is distinct, how can we rely on the document?" asked Mr. Pincus. "Don't the witnesses become disqualified?"

"It is true that witnesses of ribbis also transgress," replied Rabbi Dayan. "Nonetheless, Tosafos explains that the witnesses do not become disqualified on account of this, since most people are unaware that they violated a mitzvah by signing such a document. Alternatively, Ketzos (52:1) explains that the witnesses do not become disqualified until after they sign, so that this document remains valid" (Y.D. 160:1; Pischei Choshen, Shtaros 3:34-36).

"Shach quotes other Rishonim who explain the Gemara's case the opposite way, that the ribbis was not listed separately," continued Rabbi Dayan. "Thus the witnesses are not disqualified since they were unaware of the ribbis, but if it was listed separately, they and the document become disqualified. Shach concludes that it is a sefeka d'dina (unresolved dispute). Thus, if the borrower does not admit, and we would need to rely on the document, it is questionable whether we would able to extract from the borrower who is in possession (muchzak)" (Sma and Shach 52:1; Mishneh Lamelech, Malveh V'loveh 4:6).

"Thus, in this case, when the borrower admits the loan," concluded Rabbi Dayan, "the lender can collect his principal. If the borrower were to deny the loan, it is questionable whether the lender could collect the principal based on the loan document."

Paul Newman | Transformation From 1 To 83 Years Old

Birthday: January 26, 1925 Nationality: American Famous: Jewish Actors Actors Sun Sign: Aquarius Died At Age: 83 Also Known As: Paul Leonard Newman, King Cool, PL, P.L. Neuman Born In: Shaker Heights Famous As: Actor Family: Spouse/Ex-: Jackie Witte, Joanne Woodward Father: Arthur Sigmund Newman Mother: Theresa Newman Siblings: Arthur Newman Children: Claire Olivia Newman, Melissa Newman, Nell Newman, Scott Newman, Stephanie Newman, Susan Kendall Newman Religion: Judaism Died On: September 26, 2008 Place of Death: Westport Cause Of Death: Cancer Founder/Co-Founder: Newman's Own, Victory Junction Gang Camp, Hole In The Wall Gang Camp Net Worth: $50 Million --------------------- Paul Newman was an Academy Award winning American actor who was also an accomplished entrepreneur, professional racing driver, activist and philanthropist. Famous for his dashing looks and striking blue eyes, he is regarded as one of the most handsome men ever to have graced Hollywood. A highly talented actor who won multiple awards for his performances, he was also a successful racing driver with several national championships to his name. The son of a sports store owner, he acquired his penchant for acting from his theater-loving mother. He participated in his school plays though he was more interested in athletics at that time. As a young man he enlisted in the U.S. Navy Air Corps and served as a radio operator during the World War II. After the war he studied drama and ventured into the Broadway. He got noticed for his good looks and well-built physique which landed him film roles in Hollywood. It did not take him long to establish himself as a successful actor with films like 'The Hustler' and 'The Color of Money' to his credit. In addition to being an actor, he was also an entrepreneur who co-founded "Newman's Own", a food company. The legendary actor was also well-known for his involvement in philanthropic endeavors. ------------------ Childhood & Early Life Paul Leonard Newman was born on January 26, 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Arthur Sigmund Newman and Theresa. His father ran a profitable sporting goods store while his mother was a homemaker. He had one older brother. His mother loved the theater, an interest which Paul inherited. He loved acting in his school plays though as a youngster he dreamed of becoming a professional athlete as he also played football. He graduated from Shaker Heights High School in 1943 and attended Ohio University in Athens for a short while. ------------------------ Career Paul Newman enlisted in the U.S. Navy Air Corps and served as a radio operator during the later stages of the World War II. Upon his return to civilian life he completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in drama and economics at Kenyon College in 1949. He started working with summer stock companies and toured with them, developing his acting skills in the process. He furthered his training at the Yale School of Drama and then moved to New York City to study under Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio. He made his Broadway debut in William Inge's 'Picnic' in 1953. During this time he also started appearing on television and made his Hollywood debut as well. However, his first film, 'The Silver Chalice' (1954) was a flop. He finally gained attention for his smoldering looks and acting talents in 1956 when he appeared in 'Somebody Up There Likes Me' as Rocky Graziano. Another hit followed soon when he starred in 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' (1958) opposite Elizabeth Taylor. In 1960, he appeared in Otto Preminger's epic film 'Exodus' based on the novel by Leon Uris about the founding of Israel. His career thrived during the 1960s with films like 'The Hustler' (1961), 'Hud' (1963), 'Harper' (1966), 'Hombre' (1967), and 'Cool Hand Luke' (1967). He turned director in 1968 with the drama film 'Rachel, Rachel' which starred his wife as the title character. The film earned him the Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture and New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director. His successful career continued throughout the 1970s and 1980s. In 1986, he appeared in one of his best known movies, 'The Color of Money', in the role of Fast Eddie Felson, which won him many awards and accolades. He remained active in films well into the last decade of his life. In addition to being a movie star, he also had a deep interest in motorsports and was a frequent competitor in Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) events and won several national championships as a driver. ------------------ READ MORE: #PaulNewman

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