Thursday, April 25, 2019

Women who have made a difference and the Etrog Groves of Kfar  Chabad

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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

Accentuate The Positive

 Consciously make an effort to fill your mind with positive thoughts. Practice focusing on the hundreds of positive aspects of your life. Be aware of your ability to see, talk, walk, etc.

Thoughts always keep racing through your mind, so gently keep your focus on all the positive details of your life. Realize that you are the one who chooses what thoughts to dwell on. Choose those thoughts which enhance your life.

Love Yehuda Lave

Tonight starts the seventh night of Passover. It is a Hag (holiday) like the first night, so there is no work tomorrow (Friday), so I will see on Sunday after Shabbat. Hag Samach and Shabbat Shalom


 1. Jane Addams--Jane Addams, known as the mother of social work, was a pioneer American settlement activist/reformer, social worker, public philosopher, sociologist, public administrator, protester, author, and leader in women's suffrage and world peace.

2. Ethel Percy Andrus--Ethel Percy Andrus was a long-time educator and the first woman high school principal in California. She was also an elder rights activist and the founder of AARP in 1958. In 1993 she was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame.

3. Ella Baker--Ella Josephine Baker was an African-American civil rights and human rights activist in the United States. She was a largely behind-the-scenes organizer whose career spanned more than five decades.

4. Gertrude Berg--Gertrude Berg was an American actress, screenwriter and producer. A pioneer of classic radio, she was one of the first women to create, write, produce and star in a long-running hit when she premiered her serial comedy-drama The Rise of the Goldbergs, later known as The Goldbergs.

5. Rachel Carson--Rachel Louise Carson was an American marine biologist, author, and conservationist whose book Silent Spring and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement.

6. Shirley Chisholm--Shirley Anita Chisholm was an American politician, educator, and author. In 1968, she became the first black woman elected to the United States Congress, and she represented New York's 12th congressional district for seven terms from 1969 to 1983.

7. Joan Cooney--Joan Ganz Cooney is an American television producer. She is one of the founders of Sesame Workshop, the organization famous for the creation of the children's television show Sesame Street, which was also co-created by her.

8. Isadora Duncan--Angela Isadora Duncan was an American and French dancer who performed to acclaim throughout Europe.

9. Barbara Gittings--Barbara Gittings was a prominent American activist for LGBT equality.

10. Temple Grandin--Mary Temple Grandin is an American professor of animal science at Colorado State University, consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior, and autism spokesperson. She is one of the first individuals on the autism spectrum to publicly share insights from her personal experience of autism.

11. Grace Hopper--Grace Brewster Murray Hopper was an American computer scientist and United States Navy rear admiral

12. Dolores Huerta--Dolores Clara Fernández Huerta is an American labor leader and civil rights activist who, with Cesar Chavez, is a co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers. 

13. Billie Jean King--Billie Jean King is an American former World No. 1 professional tennis player. King won 39 Grand Slam titles: 12 in singles, 16 in women's doubles, and 11 in mixed doubles. She won the singles title at the inaugural WTA Tour Championships.

14. Dorothea Lange--Dorothea Lange was an American documentary photographer and photojournalist, best known for her Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration. Lange's photographs humanized the consequences of the Great Depression and influenced the development of documentary photography.

15. Patsy Mink--Patsy Matsu Takemoto Mink was an American lawyer and politician from the U.S. state of Hawaii. Mink was a third generation Japanese American and member of the Democratic Party. She also was the Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs. 

16. Vera Rubin--Vera Florence Cooper Rubin was an American astronomer who pioneered work on galaxy rotation rates. She uncovered the discrepancy between the predicted angular motion of galaxies and the observed motion, by studying galactic rotation curves.

17. Margaret Sanger--Margaret Higgins Sanger was an American birth control activist, sex educator, writer, and nurse. Sanger popularized the term "birth control", opened the first birth control clinic in the United States, and established organizations that evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

18. Gladys Tantaquidgeon--Gladys Iola Tantaquidgeon was a Mohegan medicine woman, anthropologist, author, tribal council member, and elder based in Connecticut.

19. Ida M. Tarbell--Ida Minerva Tarbell was an American writer, investigative journalist, biographer and lecturer. She was one of the leading muckrakers of the Progressive Era of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and pioneered investigative journalism.

20. Madame C. J. Walker--entrepreneur, philanthropist, and a political and social activist.

21. Alice Waters--American chef Rita Moreno-- actress, dancer and singer. Her career has spanned over 70 years; among her notable acting work are supporting roles in the musical films The King and I and West Side Story, as well as a 1971–77 stint on the children's television series The Electric Company, and a supporting role on the 1997–2003 TV drama Oz.
Moreno is one of the few artists to have won all four major annual American entertainment awards: an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy and a Tony. She is also one of 23 people who have achieved what is called the Triple Crown of Acting, with individual competitive AcademyEmmy and Tony awards for acting; she and Helen Hayes are the only two who have achieved both distinctions. She has won numerous other awards, including various lifetime achievement awards and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honor.

Etrog fields at Kfar Chabad 041619 and the Rabbi's Room at the duplicate building

In addition to baking Matzot, Kfar Habad grows 10% of the exported Israel Etrog and many more that are used in Israel. The figures our host gave us were 200,000 Etrog grown with 40% usable. That's a lot of Etrog

After Notre Dame fire Jewish world leaders express solidarity "The devastation of any place of worship is a tragedy." By Rossella Tercatin

In the aftermath of the devastating blaze that ravaged the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Jewish leaders from all over the world have been expressing their condolences to the French people and institutions over their national tragedy. 

"We were about to send greetings for a tranquil Easter to our French Catholic members and for Passover to the Jewish community. Throughout history, and especially under Nazi occupation and Vichy, synagogues were burned and cemeteries desecrated. We thus acutely feel the pain of our Christian friends at this time," said the Director for International Relations of the Wiesenthal Center Shimon Samuels in a letter to the French president Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday.

"The World Jewish Congress and our affiliated communities in more than 100 countries stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the people of France and the Catholic Church in the face of the unimaginable devastation of the Notre Dame Cathedral, a blow that has struck straight to the heart of Paris," World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder said in a statement on Monday.

Solidarity was expressed also by the Board of Deputies of British Jews. "Our thoughts with Parisians and all of France. The devastation of any place of worship is a tragedy, particularly #NotreDame which holds a special place in the hearts of so many, especially Catholics," the organization tweeted.

The president of Israel Reuven Rivlin remarked on the important role the cathedral has played in French culture and history.

"Our hearts are with the people of #France and the legends of @notredameparis, real and fictional, and we pray it will stand in eternity," he tweeted on Sunday night, also sharing a memory of a recent visit to Paris. "I looked over the skyline of the city and the spires of the cathedral made it even more beautiful," he added.

Hundreds gather in Jerusalem to reenact Passover Temple celebration | The Jerusalem post

See you Sunday, Hag Samach on Friday and Shabbat Shalom

Love Yehuda Lave

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