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
Every moment of life is precious and can never happen again and therefore is a reason to appreciate, be grateful for and celebrate the fact that you are alive.
The thoughts you think create your feelings and emotions. The thoughts you think are the key factor in what you say and do. The entire quality of your life is totally dependent on the thoughts you choose to think focus on. Choose thoughts of gratitude. You will be tremendously grateful that you did
Objects of Appreciation: Every time you go to use a utensil or instrument, take pleasure and feel gratitude for the fact that you have such an object available. If you focus on this, you'll be able to be lifted many many times each day. Some common examples include: a pen, fork, cup, key, computers, clock, chair, stapler, and eyeglasses.
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When Does Daylight Savings Time End? October 27
When Israel's daylight time is about to reach Sunday, October 27, 2019, 02:00:00 clocks are turned backward 1 hour to Sunday, October 27, 2019, 01:00:00 instead.
Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on Oct 27, 2019 than the day before.
The Change in the USA is Sunday, 3 November, 7 days later.
Did G-d "NEED" Creation? By Rabbi Ephriam Sprecher
Throughout the act of Creation, after each major step such as the creation of light, water and vegetation, the Torah tells us that va-yar Elohim KI TOV, "and G-d saw that it was good." Taken literally, these passages strike us as grossly anthropomorphic, as if the Creator of the universe is a Cosmic Artist who, after every significant addition to His composition, steps back to admire His masterpiece. But Onkelos and Rambam teach that G-d has no human needs or emotions. What, then, does it mean when the Torah tells us "G-d saw it was good ? "
An amazing answer is provided by R' Yaacov Zevi Meklenberg (in his Ha‑katev v'ha‑Kabbalah). The word VA‑YAR, is usually translated as "He saw," is, in Hebrew, in the causative (hifil), which can therefore be translated as "He made seen" or "He brought into existence". Thus, G‑d said (i.e,. He willed), "let there be light", and Va-yar Elokim. He brought this light into being. He made it visible. So, upon willing the existence of the land, the waters, the luminaries, the vegetation, and the animals, He made them visible. G‑d called them ALL into existence.
But why did He do so? The answer is: Ki tov, because He is good! Not "that it was good," but because He, G-d, is all good. It is the goodness of G-d, NOT of the world, that the Torah is teaching us. G‑d's creativity is a function of His goodness, for goodness is givingness.
The Kabbalah taught this secret, too. One of the Sephirot (the ten stages of Divine self-revelation) is Chessed– love and goodness - and this is identified with HITPASHTUT, the overflow, the emanation, of the existence from G‑d. "G‑d creates" means He gives of Himself, and this He does KI TOV, because He is good, because He is the essence of Chessed. G‑d = Good!
The most valuable expression of human creativity must likewise be that of goodness‑givingness. To be good is to do good. Thus, to give of oneself is to be good, and to be good is to be creative, and to be creative is to be G‑d‑like. "In the beginning, G‑d created" ultimately means, "In the first place, man must do good by giving of himself", like G‑d gave of Himself.
The Baal Hatanya taught that the ideal mitzvah is TZEDAKA (the giving of charity), for it is the act in which man most closely imitates G‑d. Just as G‑d's most significant act, creation, is an act of goodness by virtue of His giving (existence), so the apex of man's G‑d‑likeness is his goodness expressed in giving – whether charity or time or love or compassion. A good person, like the good G‑d, is a giving being!
This insight to the meaning of TOV provides us with a new understanding of the Biblical view of marriage. Adam finds himself in Eden, yet "it is not good that man should be alone" (Bereshis 2:18). The companionship of man and woman is good, loneliness and solitude are not. But this divine judgement of the undesirability of celibacy is not merely a question of the welfare of the male of the species, that it is better for him psychologically and existentially to be married.
It is ALSO an ethical judgement in terms of our definition of TOV, when man is alone he cannot be "good", he has no one upon whom to shower his love and affection, no one to whom to give and with whom to share his gifts. With no wife to love, no family to provide for, and no other human being to whom to extend his compassion and his assistance, how shall man be good?
Goodness, as the act of giving, requires another human being to express itself. Therefore, Eve was created so that two human beings should now have each other to inspire and express the divine-human attribute of TOV (goodness), by giving to each other.
Marriage is the maximum potential for the most intimate act of giving. To re‑phrase the famous words of President Kennedy, "Ask not what your spouse can do for you, ask what you can do for your spouse." Thus, the act of marital goodness is truly creative, imitating G‑d's Creation of the world.
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The Cicret Bracelet (Concept video).
With the Cicret Bracelet, you can make your skin your new touchscreen. Read your mails, play your favorite games, answer your calls, check the weather, find your way…Do whatever you want on your arm. More infos: www.cicret.com.
ISRAELI SPY, HANNAH SENESH, WAS FEATURED IN SAN DIEGO MURAL
Senesh, an Israeli pioneer and a celebrated spy and poet, was captured and killed by the Nazis after parachuting into a concentration camp in Hungary to try and free Jewish and Allied prisoners.BY RACHEL WOLF
Japanese-American artist, JUURI, will paint a mural of Hannah Senesh for the all-female Ladies Who Paint festival in downtown San Diego.
The festival's stated goal on its website is to celebrate and support female artists, "while also adding art to the community of San Diego."
Senesh, an Israeli pioneer and a celebrated spy and poet, was captured and killed by the Nazis after parachuting into a concentration camp in Hungary to try and free Jewish and Allied prisoners.
JUURI was inspired by Senesh's story when she was on a trip in Israel. She has been in Israel twice on trips with Artists4Israel, a non-profit organization that combats antisemitism through urban art.
On her trips, JUURI painted murals on the Israel-Jordan border and on bomb shelters in Sderot, an Israeli town just outside of the Gaza Strip.
Born in Tokyo, and raised as an Evangelical Christian, JUURI, gained a love of Israel during her trips.
The mural will be on the Super Block Building .
RABBI ELI MANSOUR Earning Atonement for Theft
Toward the very end of the Yom Kippur service, during the Ne'ila prayer, we describe the special day of Yom Kippur as a day of forgiveness given to us by God, "Le'ma'an Nehdal Me'oshek Yadenu" – "in order that we withhold our hand from theft." Astonishingly, we point specifically to the sin of "Oshek," theft, as the primary, essential purpose of Yom Kippur. After reciting the "Viduy" (confession) several times throughout the day, listing one-by-one all the many sins of which we are guilty, we approach God at the end of Yom Kippur and say, "We want to stop stealing."
How many of us are guilty of theft? Have any of us recently robbed a bank? Why do we point specifically to this sin as the primary offense for which we seek atonement on Yom Kippur? Some have suggested that, indeed, we are guilty of stealing – from the Almighty. God entrusted each and every one of us with a sacred soul, a divine spark, a part of God Himself.
We were each assigned the task of caring for and nurturing the soul, by involving ourselves in Torah and Misvot. In this sense, we have indeed stolen from God. If a person gave us a plant to watch for him, it is understood that we must water it so that it does not wither. But we have failed to "water" the soul, to care for it to make sure it does not wither. Just as muscles break down when they are not worked and used, similarly, the soul breaks down when it goes unused, when it is wasted.
This is the primary sin that we are guilty of, and for which we seek atonement. We have ignored our souls, we have not given them the care and nurturing they need. By failing to maximize our potential in Torah study and Misva observance, we have "stolen" our souls from the Almighty. It is customary to sound a Shofar in the synagogue at the conclusion of the Yom Kippur service. Rav Sadok Hakohen of Lublin explained this practice as an allusion to God's creation of man. As the Torah writes (Bereshit 2:7), God created man by "blowing" a soul into Him. The blowing of the Shofar after Yom Kippur is intended to symbolize the "blowing" of a new soul into the person.
It is as though God announces after Yom Kippur, "I have accepted your prayers! I have removed your old, withered soul, and have breathed a new, fresh soul within you!" The sounding of the Shofar is thus symbolic of the fact that we have indeed been forgiven, and have been granted a new soul to look after. Each year, after Yom Kippur, we are given a new opportunity to prove ourselves worthy of hosting the divine spark, to show that God can now trust us with a soul, with a part of Him. It is thus our responsibility to fulfill our commitment, and to make sure to properly care for and nurture soul, rather than allowing such a precious possession to wither and go to waste.