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.
The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.
John F. Kennedy, President before Trump
For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well-organized and armed militia is their best security.
There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity.
Douglas MacArthur, Military Commander
We spend our time searching for security and hate it when we get it.
John Steinbeck, Author
There are one hundred men seeking security to one able man who is willing to risk his fortune.
J. Paul Getty, had lots of money
Only the insecure strive for security.
Wayne Dyer, Motivational Speaker
The Three Musketeers at the Kotel
Why Freedom Is in Serious Jeopardy By Dennis Prager
There are many ways in which to divide humanity — the decent and the indecent, the happy and the unhappy, the cowardly and the courageous, those who lead and those who follow, etc.
Two major divisions that are less often noted but highly consequential are between those who want to control others and those who have little interest in controlling others, and between the related categories of those who are comfortable with being controlled by others and those who detest being controlled by others.
Those who seek to control others and those who seek to be controlled by others would seem to be on opposite ends of the political spectrum. But they are not. Both groups are overwhelmingly populated by individuals on the Left.
They currently dominate four of the five English-speaking countries (the United Kingdom may be the one exception). The ease with which Australians, Canadians and New Zealanders have accepted the loss of liberty in their respective countries has been the saddest and most frightening development since the rise of totalitarianism in the early 20th century.
Even sadder and more frightening has been the acceptance of authoritarianism by half of the American people. America has been the beacon of liberty in the world. America was the country to which France gave the Statue of Liberty. America has been, as President Abraham Lincoln characterized it, "the last best hope of Earth." America's self-image has been that of a "sweet land of liberty" and of "the land of the free and home of the brave."
Then came a new virus (one with a survival rate in the 99% range for nearly all age groups except older adults who are also very sick), and suddenly, in the name of "public health," no amount of suppression of liberty, no matter how irrational, has been resisted by the majority of Americans or almost any citizens of the other English-speaking countries.
The citizens of Australia's biggest states are not allowed to leave their homes for more than a few hours a day, not allowed to congregate with other citizens even outdoors, not allowed even to speak with one another outdoors.
For more than a year and a half, Australians have not been allowed to leave their country without the express permission of their government, which will decide whether they have a good enough reason. And, of course, church services are forbidden. Australians, Canadians and New Zealanders, most of whom are thoroughly secular, have only contempt for their compatriots who wish to attend religious services.
In many arenas of life, most Australians have fewer rights than most Soviet citizens did. Like Australians, Soviet citizens could not leave their country without permission, but they were allowed to leave their homes, to speak with people in the street and to visit dying relatives in hospitals.
Meanwhile, a large percentage of Americans support a president of the United States who offers government and an enormous number of private-entity workers a choice between getting vaccinated — no matter how young they are, and whether they already had COVID-19 — or losing their job. In other words, many Americans support firing any unvaccinated fellow citizens who work for the government, the medical professions or privately owned companies with 100 or more employees.
Half of America supports a president who portrays the other half of America as an enemy, their fellow Americans as people for whom they should have hatred. No American president has ever given as divisive a speech as the one in which President Joe Biden announced his vaccine mandates (something he denied wanting to impose only nine months ago, in December of 2020).
Lincoln, despite the Civil War, a war in which more Americans were killed than in all other American wars combined, called on Americans to have "malice toward none." Biden, as mean-spirited a president as this country has ever had, has called for malice toward 100 million Americans, declaring, "our patience is wearing thin."
There is a three-pronged left-wing assault on liberty: in the name of public health (COVID-19); in the name of "anti-racism"; and in the name of saving the planet (climate change). By ratcheting up fear and hysteria, the Left is using each to end individual liberty, including freedom of speech, for the first time in American history.
Will the Left succeed?
Unless Americans fight the Left as hard as the Union fought the slave states, the answer is yes.
Watch: Apartment building in central Israel collapses
Just a day after authorities evacuated apartment building in central Israel over fears of instability - the building suddenly collapsed.
An apartment building in central Israel collapsed Sunday afternoon, a day after authorities evacuated residents following reports the building may be unsafe.
The collapse occurred on Yosef Serlin Street in the city of Holon, near Tel Aviv.
On Saturday, police and firefighters evacuated residents after city engineers who evaluated the building's structural integrity raised concerns about its safety, warning of a possible collapse.
Thanks to the evacuation on Saturday, no deaths or injuries were reported Sunday.
Following the collapse Sunday, police cordoned off the area, advising locals to avoid Yosef Serlin Street near the intersection of Krauza Street.
"The building on Serlin Street which was evacuated yesterday collapsed on its own a short time ago," the police department said in a statement.
"A situational assessment is being carried out at this time by police officials and firefighters."
"Experts estimate that the quick evacuation of the building yesterday saved 36 families from a terrible tragedy."
Croatia's shape was very much influenced by the Ottoman incursions into Europe in the 15th to 17th centuries. Croatia used to be much more compact looking geographical mass prior to this time of European history and it has influenced the borders of Croatia to this very day.
But, it definitely could have ended worse for us.
At one point Croatia was reduced to just the pink part of the map after losing the territory in light and darker green from 1493 to 1596.