Friday, May 31, 2019

Yom Yerushalim on Sunday with special prayers on Haas Promenade and What will be the halachic status of meatless meat?

Can't see images? Click here...

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

Who's Calling Whom?

When we pray due to suffering, we usually think that the suffering comes because of external situations and hence we have to pray.

But this is not correct. The very purpose of the suffering is that we should pray. By pouring our hearts out to the Almighty, we become closer to Him. Hence the suffering is a tool for our elevation.

Love Yehuda Lave

Here are some of the main events:
Saturday Night: 
8:45PM Festive Prayer at Mercaz Harav
8AM: Yom Yerushalayim Musical Shacharit With Rabbi Shlomo Katz (Armon Hanatziv)
10AM, 12PM: Free Walking Tours in Safra Square 
10:30AM and 2:45PM: Jerusalem Day Walking Tour
4:30PM Dancing Rikud Degalim: The Flag Parade
Chag sameach!

Jerusalem Day (Hebrew: יום ירושלים‎, Yom Yerushalayim) is an Israeli national holiday commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem and the establishment of Israeli control over the Old City in the aftermath of the June 1967 Six-Day War. The day is officially marked by state ceremonies and memorial services.

The Chief Rabbinate of Israel declared Jerusalem Day a minor religious holiday to mark the regaining of access to the Western Wall.[2][3][4]


Under the 1947 UN Partition Plan, which proposed the establishment of two states in the British Mandate of Palestine – a Jewish state and an Arab state – Jerusalem was to be an international city, neither exclusively Arab nor Jewish for a period of ten years, at which point a referendum would be held by Jerusalem residents to determine which country to join. The Jewish leadership accepted the plan, including the internationalization of Jerusalem, but the Arabs rejected the proposal.[5]

As soon as Israel declared its independence in 1948, it was attacked by its Arab neighbours. Jordan took over East Jerusalem and the Old City. Israeli forces made a concerted attempt to dislodge them, but were unable to do so. By the end of the 1948 Arab–Israeli War Jerusalem was left divided between Israel and Jordan. The Old City and East Jerusalem continued to be occupied by Jordan, and the Jewish residents were forced out. Under Jordanian rule, half of the Old City's fifty-eight synagogues were demolished and the Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives was plundered for its tombstones, which were used as paving stones and building materials.[6]

This state of affairs changed in 1967 as a result of the Six-Day War. Before the start of the war, Israel sent a message to King Hussein of Jordan saying that Israel would not attack Jerusalem or the West Bank as long as the Jordanian front remained quiet. Urged by Egyptian pressure and based on deceptive intelligence reports, Jordan began shelling civilian locations in Israel[7] to which Israel responded on June 6 by opening the eastern front. The following day, June 7, 1967 (28 Iyar 5727), Israel captured the Old City of Jerusalem.

Later that day, Defense Minister Moshe Dayan declared what is often quoted during Yom Yerushalayim:[8][9]

This morning, the Israel Defense Forces liberated Jerusalem. We have united Jerusalem, the divided capital of Israel. We have returned to the holiest of our holy places, never to part from it again. To our Arab neighbors we extend, also at this hour—and with added emphasis at this hour—our hand in peace. And to our Christian and Muslim fellow citizens, we solemnly promise full religious freedom and rights. We did not come to Jerusalem for the sake of other peoples' holy places, and not to interfere with the adherents of other faiths, but in order to safeguard its entirety, and to live there together with others, in unity.[10]

The war ended with a ceasefire on June 11, 1967.


On May 12, 1968, the government proclaimed a new holiday – Jerusalem Day – to be celebrated on the 28th of Iyar, the Hebrew date on which the divided city of Jerusalem became one. On March 23, 1998, the Knesset passed the Jerusalem Day Law, making the day a national holiday.

One of the themes of Jerusalem Day, based on a verse from the Book of Psalms, is "Ke'ir shechubra lah yachdav"—"Built-up Jerusalem is like a city that was joined together" (Psalm 122:3).[11]

In 1977, the government advanced the date of Jerusalem Day by a week to avoid it clashing with Election Day.[12]

Logo of 40th anniversary celebrations, Jaffa Gate

The slogan for Jerusalem Day 2007, celebrated on May 16,[13] marking the 40th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, was "Mashehu Meyuhad leKol Ehad" (Hebrew: משהו מיוחד לכל אחד‎, Something Special for Everyone), punning on the words "meyuhad" (special) and "me'uhad" (united). To mark the anniversary, the approach to Jerusalem on the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway was illuminated with decorative blue lighting which remained in place throughout the year.

In 2015, Yad Sarah a non-profit volunteer organization began organizing a special tour specifically for residents who use wheelchairs, which focuses on Jerusalem history.[14]

The Yakir Yerushalayim (Hebrew: יַקִּיר יְרוּשָׁלַיִם; English: Worthy Citizen of Jerusalem) prize is awarded annually by the Jerusalem municipality on Jerusalem day.

50th anniversary Jerusalem Day 50 logo

In 2017, the jubilee year of Jerusalem Day was celebrated. During the course of the year many events marking this milestone took place in celebrations of the 50th Jerusalem Day.

Many events were planned throughout the year, marking the jubilee. The main theme of the celebrations is the "Liberation of Jerusalem". The celebrations began during Hanukkah 2016, at an official ceremony held at the City of David National Park in the presence of Minister Miri Regev, who is responsible for the celebrations marking the 50th anniversary.[15]

A logo was created for the jubilee and presented by the minister Miri Regev.[16]

Events During the Jubilee Year

The ceremony was held at the City of David National Park at the event the ancient "Pilgrims' Route", that led from the City of David to the Temple Mount during the Second Temple period, was unveiled. The ceremony was attended by Knesset members, mayors and the three paratroopers that were photographed by David Rubinger at the Western Wall in 1967. At the event the Minister Miri Regev was quoted by the press as saying, "Mr. President Barack Obama, I am standing here, on Hanukka, on the same road on which my forefathers walked 2,000 years ago ... No resolution in any international forum is as strong as the steadfast stones on this street." Noting several of the 14 countries that participated in the resolution – including New Zealand, Ukraine, Senegal, and Malaysia – the minister added that "no other people in the world has such a connection and link to their land."[17]


While the day is not widely celebrated outside Israel,[2] and has lost its significance for most secular Israelis,[24][25][26] the day is still very much celebrated by Israel's Religious Zionist community[27][28] with parades and additional prayers in the synagogue.

Religious observance

Religious Zionists recite special holiday prayers with Hallel.[3][29] Although Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik was reluctant to authorise its inclusion in the liturgy,[30] other scholars, namely Meshulam Roth and others who held positions in the Israeli rabbinate, advocated the reciting of Hallel with its blessings, regarding it as a duty to do so. Today, various communities follow differing practices.[31]

Some Haredim (strictly Orthodox), who do not recognise the religious significance of the State of Israel, do not observe Yom Yerushalayim.[32][33] Rabbi Moses Feinstein maintained that adding holidays to the Jewish calendar was itself problematic.[34]

In 2015 Koren Publishers Jerusalem published a machzor dedicated to observance of Jerusalem Day and Yom Haatzmaut.[35]

Support and opposition

On Jerusalem Day (1992), the Jerusalem Convention was signed, declaring the State of Israel's loyalty to the city.

On Yom Yerushalayim 5755 (1995) at the Ammunition Hill ceremony, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, the chief of staff in the Six-Day War, expressed his allegiance to a unified Jerusalem, in a statement that came in response to the Right's claims that the Oslo plan would divide Jerusalem and build Highway 1 The seam line and between East and West Jerusalem, is in effect a declaration of the government's intention to set the border there.

Some elements of the left and of the Arab public in the State of Israel regard Jerusalem Day as a day marking the conquest of Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip, with the power involved in their opinion.[36] In 2014, the Meretz faction submitted a bill to repeal the Jerusalem Day Law.[37]

There has been controversy pertaining to the celebration of Jerusalem Day. Among the left wing and the Arab population of Jerusalem there are questions of the settlement of eastern Jerusalem and the claim of Jerusalem as a capitals for the State of Israel. One of the celebrations marking Jerusalem Day if the youth parade with flags – known as Rikud Hadegalim (translated as "Dance of the flags") begins at Gan Sacher, winds through the streets of downtown Jerusalem, threads through the old city and ends with a gathering for a final prayer at the Western Wall. The strain of controversy has been felt during the Jerusalem day parade. violent interactions have been reported between Arabs and Israeli youth during.[38]

In May 2015, High Court of Justice rejected a petition to keep the Jerusalem Day parade from marching through the Muslim sector of the city. The justices said, however, that police must arrest parade participants who shout racist and violent epithets such as "Death to the Arabs!" or commit violent acts.[39]

Ethiopian Jews' Memorial Day Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking at the ceremony in Jerusalem alongside the Priests of Beta Israel, 1998

A ceremony is held on Yom Yerushalayim to commemorate the Ethiopian Jews who perished on their way to Eretz Israel. In 2004, the Israeli government decided to turn this ceremony into a state ceremony held at the memorial site for Ethiopian Jews who perished on their way to Israel on Mount Herzl.[40][41]

What will be the halachic status of meatless meat?

Will meatless meat be considered pareve? Which questions are central in the discussion? Arutz Sheva speaks with CEO, rabbi, of Aleph Farms.

Aleph Farms CEO Didier Toubia, present along with Arutz Sheva at the Gathering of the Conference of European Rabbis in Antwer, Belguim, said he believes "meatless meat" will be considered meaty, and not pareve, when it finally becomes available.

The idea relies on the natural process occurring inside the animal, same as inside our own human bodies, for regenerating tissues 24/7. Our tissues do regenerate based on some cells which are able to grow new tissue all the time. We isolate those same cells and we produce outside of the animal optimal conditions for them to continue to grow and build muscle tissue, which is meat, under controlled conditions.

Rabbi Joel Kenigsberg, Aleph Farms' halachic (Jewish law) consultant, answered the popular question of whether meatless meat will be considered pareve, and therefore able to be eaten and cooked with dairy, or meat.

"I think it's going to be meat," he confirmed. "The idea is that it's going to have the same taste, it's going to have the same appearance, it's going to be meat, just not grown in the conventional way up till now, which is inside the animal, but inside the lab."

"The biggest question is really the source of the cells. What we're dealing with is stem cells, which are taken from a cow, and which multiply and are grown in the lab. And the question is if the cells keep the same status of when they're in the animal when they're out of the animal."

He added that due to the prohibition of eating meat from a live animal, the cow would have to be ritually slaughtered first, to allow the stem cells taken from it to produce kosher meat.

Toubia emphasized that he believes meatless meat will be a "real revolution," noting that it saves water, land, and prevents animals suffering.

He also noted that meatless meat will "drastically reduce the amount of antibiotics used to produce meat" - crucial since hundreds of people die every year from antibiotic-resistant bacteria, something strongly connected to the amount of antibiotics used in animal farming.

"It's incredible, the Torah is a Torah of life, and it's living, it's alive, and it's got relevance for every realm of life and everything that we can think of," Rabbi Keningsberg said. "Even though it's ancient, there's nothing in the world that's beyond the real of Torah and halacha, and it's just amazing to see how these ancient principles from the Talmud get brought out into expression today, in this modern technology."

See you Sunday on Yom Yershalim Day

Shabbat Shalom

Love Yehuda Lave

Rabbi Yehuda Lave

2850 Womble Road, Suite 100-619, San Diego
United States


You received this email because you signed up on our website or made purchase from us.


Thursday, May 30, 2019

Jerusalem Day Events in Jerusalem. June 1-2, 2019 and New Small business portal

Can't see images? Click here...

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

Use Joy To overcome Impatience

A master at accessing and creating joyous states will find it easier to master patience. While others stew and fret over delays and the need to wait, the joyous person will use the Creator's gift of a brain to experience positive thoughts and feelings.

Love Yehuda Lave

Jerusalem Day Events in Jerusalem. June 1-2, 2019

Jerusalem Day (Yom Yerushalayim) is the day that commemorates Israel's re-gain of control over the city in 1967.

It is celebrated every year in May or June and is a day featuring festivities and events across Jerusalem – this year Jerusalem Day will take place June 1-2, 2019.

For the first time in 30 years, the Temple Mount in Jerusalem will be closed for Jewish visitors in Jerusalem.  Special events will be held throughout Jerusalem, mostly free events throughout the day and into the evening.

Personal imports to Israel become easier

A new ordinance sets time limits for issuing permits and regulates quantities allowed.

Minister of the Economy Eli Cohen has signed a personal imports ordinance that provides relaxations for the import of consumer goods and sets out regulations designed to make the process easier. In the past two weeks, online trading giant Amazon has started to set up a local online trading platform in Israel, but many Israelis do their shopping on foreign websites, an area that up to now has not been fully regulated. The new ordinance shortens the time it will take to obtain the necessary permits, setting a maximum time limit, and sets out the quantities of goods that can be brought into Israel as personal imports.

Under the ordinance, goods for personal use may be imported up to a limit of five units or $1,000. The goods in question are nutrition supplements, personal care and cosmetic products, vehicle parts and accessories such as an infant car seat, vacuum cleaners, refrigerators, irons, dishwashers, ovens, computers, televisions, printers, and similar items.

In the case of goods for which a permit is required, the maximum time for issuing it will be two days, except for telecommunications and transportation products, for which the maximum time will be fourteen days, falling to five days after two years.

Imports for the purposes of building or renovating a home will be permitted in greater quantities, provided that the importer proves that the imports are for one of these purposes.

The Ministry of the Economy presented statistics today based on a 2017 report by the Bank of Israel showing that in sectors exposed to personal imports, prices in Israel fell substantially in the period 2011-2017. In personal care products and cosmetics, prices fell by nearly 20%; in audio and video systems the decline was more than 50%; in clothing and footwear it was 10%; and in furniture and domestic appliances it was nearly 15%.

According to the ministry, the report shows that, despite the substantial effect of personal imports on prices, they represent only a small proportion of monthly household spending, amounting to an average of NIS 104, even after growth of 16% between 2011 and 2015.

Published by Globes, Israel business news - - on May 13, 2019

Jerusalem (A rare video!) - an old originals photographs of the Holy City from 1853 and up

The Old City: העיר העתיקה البلدة القديمة‎, al- is a 0.9 square kilometre mile) walled area within the modern city of Jerusalem;[3] it lies within East Jerusalem. Until the 1860s this area constituted the entire city of Jerusalem. The Old City is home to several sites of key religious importance: the Temple Mount and its Western Wall for Jews, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre for Christians, and the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque for Muslims.

Jerusalem Launches New Forum For Small Businesses Zev Stub

The Jerusalem Municipality is launching Hazira, the "Business Arena", a website that will serve as a database of suppliers and businesses, linking the anchor institutions with Jerusalem businesses, as well as medium and small businesses, to increase economic activity in the city.
The site, which operates in cooperation with the Small and Medium Business Agency in the Ministry of Economy and the Israel Mateh Etzion Digital Office of the Ministry of Social Equality, includes the Business Index in Jerusalem, the publication of tenders and business possibilities, There will also be an online trading arena that will create opportunities for both businesses in Jerusalem and for buyers and is responsible for purchasing in various institutions. Registration for the site and the services provided therein are free of charge.
The Jerusalem Municipality explained that the move is intended to strengthen the local economy in Jerusalem, promote innovation and digitization processes, and encourage the anchor institutions and other businesses in the city to purchase from local small and medium businesses. The Jerusalem Municipality stated that it intends to pay special attention and invest considerable efforts in training business owners, making tenders, creating connections between suppliers and institutions, breaking barriers and streamlining the contractual process.
The Jerusalem Municipality is the first municipal authority to launch such a portal, with the aim of making tenders and offers available to small and medium businesses and opening new markets for them. The portal helps create meetings and a common language between the anchor institutions and businesses in the city, raising the awareness of the purchasing people to the existing business chain in the city.
Even before the website was launched, a development committee in the Jerusalem municipality convened a forum of procurement officials who meet every few weeks for joint activity and thinking. The forum has many Jerusalem anchor institutions, including hospitals, academic and cultural institutions, and even first-rate private companies such as Mobilay, AXV and others. Later, the buyers will also meet local suppliers from a variety of fields.
In addition, courses, professional training, workshops and personal professional guidance are provided through the Agency's database of counselors and consultants for medium and small businesses, and joint conferences for the anchor and business institutions that will create a common language, acquaintance and cooperation. Businesses registering for the site will benefit from increased demand, the opening of new markets and the use of a convenient and easy platform for sending price quotes, connecting the purchasing managers and anchor institutions, and exposure to a great deal of information.
The advantage during this innovative innovation is enormous. The Ogen institutions will benefit from efficiency and financial savings, digital innovation and automation of purchasing processes, transparency to the management level, efficiency and convenience and saving time in a single system, all while contributing to the community and to the city of Jerusalem.
Mayor of Jerusalem, Moshe Lion: "The small and medium businesses are the economic engine for the growth of the city, and the project is a win-win for all sides, we have identified a number of anchor institutions in Jerusalem that hold hundreds of millions of shekels in procurement budgets. In the business circle of the city, and it is our responsibility to make every effort to integrate them into the ongoing activities of the city and the municipality, and the project in question accelerates it and all the residents of Jerusalem and the city itself will be blessed with success. "

Where the bodies are buried

An elderly Italian man lived alone in New Jersey . He wanted to plant his annual tomato garden, but it was very difficult work, since the ground was hard. His only son, Vincent, who used to help him, was in prison. The old man wrote a letter to his son and described his predicament:

Dear Vincent,
I am feeling pretty sad, because it looks like I won't be able to plant my tomato garden this year. I'm just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot. I know if you were here my troubles would be over.. I know you would be happy to dig the plot for me, like in the old days.
Love, Papa

A few days later he received a letter from his son.

Dear Pop,
Don't dig up that garden. That's where the bodies are buried.

At 4 a.m. the next morning, FBI agents and local police arrived and dug up the entire area without finding any bodies. They apologized to the old man and left. That same day the old man received another letter from his son.

Dear Pop,
Go ahead and plant the tomatoes now. That's the best I could do under the circumstances.
Love you,

See you tomorrow

Love Yehuda Lave

Rabbi Yehuda Lave

2850 Womble Road, Suite 100-619, San Diego
United States


You received this email because you signed up on our website or made purchase from us.