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THE MIGHTY ATOM'S TWELVE RULES FOR RAISING DELINQUENT CHILDREN
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Begin in infancy to give the child everything he wants. In this way he will grow up to believe that the world owes him a living.
When he picks up bad words, laugh at him. This will make him think he is cute. It will also encourage him to pick up cuter phrases.
Never give him any spiritual training. Wait until he's 21 and then let him decide for himself.
Avoid use of the word "wrong." It may develop into a guilt complex. Later, when he is arrested, he can conclude that society is against him and that he is being persecuted.
Pick up everything he leaves lying around, books, shoes, clothes. Do everything for him, so that he will be experienced in throwing all responsibility upon others.
Let him read any printed matter that he can get his hands on. Be careful that the silverware and drinking glasses are sterilized, but let his mind feast on garbage.
Quarrel frequently in the presence of your children. In this way they will not be too shocked when their home is broken up later.
Give a child all the spending money he wants. Never let him earn his own. Why should he have things as tough as you had them?
Satisfy his every craving for food, drink and comfort. See that every sensual desire is gratified. Denial may lead to harmful frustration.
Take his part against neighbors, teachers, policemen. They are all prejudiced against your child.
When he gets into real trouble, apologize to yourself by saying: "I never could do anything with him."
Prepare for a life of grief. You will be likely to have it.
Manischewitz to Sell its Kosher Food Business
Manischewitz Company, based in Newark New Jersey, has announced its intent to sell all of its kosher food business to Kenover Marketing Corp, a division of Kayco, located in Bayonne New Jersey.
Kayco was formed following the merger between Kedem Foods, Kenover Marketing and B&W Foods.
The Season brand will not be included in the sale, according to the announcement by the company.
Jordan Shuts Gravesite of Aaron the High Priest to Block Jewish Visitors on his Yahrzeit
The Jordanian Waqf, the Islamic charity in charge of Holy Sites in Jordan and on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem on Thursday announced the closure of the tomb of the "Prophet Harun" – better known to us as the first high priest, Aaron, brother of Moses, in the southern Jordanian city of Petra, after Israeli tourists had entered the site and held religious services, Sky News in Arabic reported.
Friday, the first of the month of Av, is the official yahrzeit of Aaron, as stated in the Torah (Numbers 33:38-39): "At God's order, Aaron the priest went up on Mount Hor, and he died there on the first day of the fifth month of the fortieth year after the people of Israel had left the land of Egypt. Aaron was 123 years old when he died on Mount Hor."
Some 500 Israeli rode the difficult trail leading to the site on Thursday, and were able to pray on the eve of the yahrzeit.
The Jordanian Minister of the Waqf, Abdel Nasser Abu al-Basal, asked officials in charge of the shrine to hand over the keys and not allow any visitor to enter it without the ministry's approval.
The Jordanian minister said the Israelis' entry was illegal because they had not informed his office of their plans – which they have been practicing every year. He condemned their action in a statement and expressed his strong rejection.
The Jordanian Waqf confirmed that it would open an investigation into the incident and punish those who allowed Israeli tourists to enter the shrine and carry out "religious rites" in it.
There are two descriptions of Aaron's tomb's location in the Torah, and different interpretations of its location. Although in Jewish tradition the location of Aaron's grave, like that of Moses, is shrouded in mystery, the Islamic tradition places it on Mount Hor, near Petra in Jordan. Both Josephus and Eusebius describe its location above the city of Petra.
On the summit of Mount Hor, known in Arabic as Jabal Harun (Aaron's Mountain), stands a mosque that was built in the 14th century.
How To Tell If A Trump Supporter Is Racist By Dennis Prager
Every non-liberal leftist – that is, nearly every Democrat running for president, New York Times and Washington Post columnist, CNN and MSNBC host, and your left-wing brother-in-law – labels every Trump supporter and, of course, President Donald Trump himself, a "racist."
And they don't stop there. Leftists don't only label the half of the country that supports the president "racist"; they label all whites and America itself "racist." If your son or daughter attends or recently attended an American university, it is close to certain he or she was repeatedly told that America and all whites are racist.
According to the left, whites are divided between those who admit they are racist and those who don't admit it. Every conservative and many liberals, however, know this is a big lie.
The great question is: Do leftists believe it? It is impossible to know. But this we do know: If you repeat something often enough, and if your weltanschauung and that which gives your life meaning are dependent upon believing something, you will eventually believe it.
So here is a way to show it is a lie.
Ask any white conservative, including one who supports Trump, the following three questions:
1) Do you have more in common with, and are you personally more comfortable in the company of, a white leftist or a black conservative?
2) Would you rather have nine white leftists or nine black conservatives on the U.S. Supreme Court?
3) Would you rather your child marry a black Christian conservative or a white non-Christian liberal?
A white racist would prefer the whites in each case.
I have asked these questions of thousands of Trump supporters at lectures and on my radio show. Not once has a white Trump-supporting conservative said he or she would be more comfortable in the presence of a white leftist than a black conservative, or would prefer an all-white liberal Supreme Court to an all-black conservative Supreme Court.
Not once has a white Christian conservative said he or she would prefer their child marry a white non-Christian liberal to a black Christian conservative.
If you're an honest leftist, this should present a powerful challenge to your belief that all white conservatives are racist.
But it won't. Leftists have too much at stake to confront the truth about conservatives. Everything the left has ever believed has depended upon lying about opponents. From the day Stalin labeled Trotsky – who served as the head of the Red Army and who, along with Lenin, founded the Bolshevik Party – a "fascist," leftists have lied about their opponents.
Some liberals lie and some conservatives lie, but while truth is both a liberal and conservative value, it has never been a left-wing value. Any leftist who would commit himself to the truth would cease being a leftist. He would either become an anti-left liberal or an anti-left conservative.
"America is racist." "Whites are racist." "Trump supporters are racist." These are all big lies.
So, then, given how important it is to leftists to maintain the lie of conservative racism – along with xenophobia, misogyny, transphobia, and Islamophobia – how would they rebut conservatives' answers to these questions?
Presumably, they would argue that every conservative who responds to these questions as I described is lying.
But these questions are important – no matter how much leftists ignore or dismiss them – because they perform an important service for conservatives.
I know this from Jewish history. There was so much Jew-hatred in the medieval Christian world that Jews sometimes wondered if there was any truth to the attacks on them. When a whole society denigrates a group, members of the denigrated group start wondering whether any of the attacks on them have any truth.
But when the charge of blood libel – that Jews killed Christian children to use their blood to bake matzos for Passover – arose, it liberated Jews from taking any of the anti-Semites' attacks seriously. Every Jew knew the blood libel was a lie – Jews never consumed animal blood, let alone human blood.
Every conservative knows his responses to these three questions are heartfelt and true, so these questions can help conservatives come to see the left's charge of conservative racism as medieval Jews came to see the anti-Semites' blood libel charge: as a lie.
The Opening of the Academy Awards: 1969 Oscars
Gregory Peck opens the 41st Academy Awards in 1969, featuring "friends of Oscar" Ingrid Bergman, Sidney Poitier, Jane Fonda, Frank Sinatra, Natalie Wood, Walter Matthau, Diahann Carroll, Rosalind Russell, and Burt Lancaster, plus an appearance by Ron Moody and Jack Wild. See more 1969 Oscar highlights: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... Become an Oscar Insider: http://www.oscars.org/insider/ Check out our Academy Originals: https://www.youtube.com/user/AcademyO... ABOUT THE ACADEMY The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world's preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards—in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners—the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.
Never Stop By Sivan Rahav-Meir
What's more important: traveling or stopping? Staying in one place or moving to another?
The parsha opens with "These are the journeys of the Children of Israel" – and then details all the places where the Children of Israel stopped during their 40 years in the desert. If what's important is where they stopped, why does the Torah say, "These are the journeys of the Children of Israel" and not "These are the places where the Children of Israel stopped"?
The Baal Shem Tov explained that the main thing in life is the journey. A person should be "walking," not "standing" – meaning, one has to keep moving forward all of the time.
He told his disciples that all the dozens of journeys detailed in this parshah exist also in each person's life – from the day of his birth to the day he leaves this world. In every journey, one has to move upwards and learn something new.
That doesn't mean there aren't any downs on the way. The parshahreminds us of places in which positive things happened, like the giving of the Torah, and also places in which grave sins and crises occurred, but the main thing is to learn our lesson, grow, and move on as part of the big journey.
In the words of the Baal Shem Tov: "This is how the Torah wishes to show man the desirable way of life – a person has to always be journeying, in constant movement upward and forward."
He explained that this principle is true in a person's private life, as well as in the life of the entire nation. We must transform everything we go through – the light and the darkness – into a part of the journey on our way upwards.