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.

[Man and wife] shall be one body. (Genesis 2:24)

 In recent times, we have witnessed an unprecedented tidal wave of divorce. This phenomenon appears to be directly linked to modern attitudes towards marriage. Let's look at the Torah's concept of marriage, which has produced much marital happiness for over three thousand years.

An analogy is a good start. Table salt is a chemical compound called sodium chloride; it consists of two elements, sodium and chorine, in combination.

Pure sodium is very volatile. If dropped into water, it will explode into fire. No one would ever want to eat it. Chlorine is a corrosive gas, which can cause severe irritation and a choking sensation. When sodium and chlorine combine, however, each loses its individual properties; the fusion is a totally new compound which bears no resemblance to either component.

When the Torah states that husband and wife should become one, it means that two unique people should fuse into a new being. In forming this new being, each "element" must be ready and willing to divest itself of its own identity, so that this new "compound" may be that which is most desirable and most constructive.

Clearly, the sharing of oneself in a marriage relationship cannot be as dramatic and radical as in the example of sodium and chlorine fusing into table salt. Nevertheless, much of the incompatibility that has resulted in divorce is due to the refusal of partners to yield of themselves.

Today I shall ...
... try to realize that in marriage, I must be willing to relinquish some of my own individuality to permit the emergence of a family unit.

Love Yehuda Lave

New Year Events and parties for December 31, 2018

9PM: Solomon Brothers New Year's Bash at Beer Bazaar 9PM: ‎New Year Party at Abraham's Hostel 9PM: New Year 2019 Besarabia 9PM: Wine and Chassidus in the old city ‎8PM: Close the year with Community singing at First Station‎ 10PM: G-Nome New Year's Extravaganza at Blaze Bar 10PM: ‎New Years Eve at Nocturno★ 10PM: ‎הופעת סילבסטר בצור הדסה 11PM: New Year's After Party at Beer Bazaar
For events in Tel Aviv, see the list of Best Events of New Year in Tel Aviv
If you aren't the partying type, you can always spend a fun new year's night reviewing our 14 Useful Tips for The End of The Tax Year
Best wishes for 2019!

Amazing Places on Our Planet in 4K

All 44 Amazing Places videos released in the channel in 2016. Links to all videos below. I wish you Wonderful Holidays and Happy New Year 2017! Thank you for following the channel! Music: “Fire In The Belly” from the album "Embrace The Moment", an album of instrumental yoga and relaxation music. Composed by Jai and Herrin Larkan. Flutes by Chris Lane. The album can be purchased here: YouTube Channel: Videos recorded in 4K Ultra HD with Sony AX100 and Sony a6300. 0:09 1. Seljalandsfoss, Iceland 0:20 2. Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA 0:33 3. Old Town of Lijiang, China 0:49 4. Borobudur, Indonesia 1:09 5. Kerala Backwaters, India 1:24 6. Bali, Indonesia 1:48 7. Ancient City of Sigiriya, Sri Lanka 2:06 8. Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, USA 2:26 9. Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Iceland 2:46 10. Li River Cruise, China 3:00 11. The Ruins of Hampi, India 3:17 12. Arches National Park, Utah, USA 3:35 13. Komodo National Park, Indonesia 3:55 14. Giant Panda Breeding Center, China 4:13 15. Golden Circle, Iceland 4:31 16. Hong Kong Skyline 4:45 17. Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, USA 5:04 18. Sacred City of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka 5:21 19. Stone Forest, China 5:36 20. Tri-colored Crater Lakes of Mt. Kelimutu, Indonesia 5:49 21. Old Goa, India 6:15 22. Oregon Cascades, USA 6:35 23. Tiger Leaping Gorge, China 6:53 24. Kawah Ijen, Indonesia 7:12 25. Dyrholaey & Reynisfjara, Iceland 7:25 26. Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA 7:47 27. Monuments at Mahabalipuram, India 8:08 28. Myvatn, Iceland 8:27 29. Historic Center of Macau 8:44 30. Golden Temple of Dambulla, Sri Lanka 9:04 31. Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, USA 9:27 32. Emei Shan Sacred Mountain, China 9:45 33. Hiking Mount Rinjani, Indonesia 10:09 34. Badami Cave Temples, India 10:22 35. Smith Rock, Oregon, USA 10:38 36. Prambanan, Java, Indonesia 10:57 37. Terracotta Army, Xian, China 11:13 38. Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park, Indonesia 11:32 39. Yant Flat, Utah, USA 11:54 40. Monuments at Pattadakal and Aihole, India 12:10 41. Xi'an, China 12:29 42. Cabot Trail, Canada 12:45 43. Ancient City of Pingyao, China 13:05 44. Monument Valley, USA To be released before the end of 2016 -------------------------------------- About Amazing Places on Our Planet: Immerse yourself in scenic beautiful places on our planet without the distraction of words. New 4K video every Friday or every second Friday. Video footage can be licensed out by contacting me. Subscribe: Facebook: Twitter: Google+: Website: Movies On Map:

Recognizing God

On one hand, I sense that God exists. On the other hand, I have a hard time seeing Him. What can I do to bridge that gap?

The Aish Rabbi Replies:


A guy is riding his motorcycle down a mountain rode when suddenly he loses control and goes hurtling off the cliff. As he's sailing through the air, he shouts out: "God! Please make a miracle! Save me!"

Within moments his shirt gets caught on a protruding branch - and he is left dangling thousands of feet above the ground.

There's no way out, so he looks heavenward and shouts: "God! Please save me!"

"Do you trust Me, my beloved son?" calls the voice from heaven.

"Yes, God, I trust you. Just please save me!"

"Okay then," says God. "Let go of the branch and I'll catch you."

The man thinks for a moment, look around, and calls out: "Is anyone else out there?!"

The key to forging a relationship with God is to trust Him. God is not some vindictive, punishing old man in the sky. God is our loving Creator, who wants only our best. Sometimes that calls for Him to “test” us with difficulties; but the intention is only to bring out our very best.

When we are children, we think we are the center of the universe. Then, through experience and trials, we become increasingly aware of the fact that there are things in life beyond our control. Whether it's earthquakes, cancer, the rise and fall of fortunes, circumstances of our birth - and even birth itself... this can only be ascribed to a Higher Power.

Maimonides writes that there are two primary ways to attain recognition of God: by observing the wonders of Creation, and by performing mitzvot. Through nature, we see the beauty, splendor, and perfect unity of the world. Through mitzvot, we see how humanity can likewise attain unity and perfection.

To learn more, see Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan's essays on “Divine Inspiration.”

Watch: Shimon Peres 'comes back to life

Late president 'opens' innovation conference in Tel Aviv. Via special technology, Peres presented reading will he wrote before his death.

The Prime Minister's Conference for Innovation

The conference, which discusses the innovations necessary to create a better world, as well as Israel's contribution to future solutions and developments, sees the participation of some 1,000 guests from around the world, including political leaders and senior officials from leading companies.

The conference was initiated by the Culture and Sport Ministry, in coordination with the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation, in honor of 70 years of Israeli tradition and innovation..

At the opening of the conference, a hologram was broadcast featuring the voice and likeness of the late Israeli President Shimon Peres, in which he “announced” his will for the Israel Center for Innovation, launched at the conference.

"My vision for the Israeli innovation center established here within the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation is to serve as a window to the future. A place for dreams, a place that expresses the desire to leave the next generation with a better and brighter future," the Peres hologram said.

"The future is made of the dreams of today. We must continue to work on developing the vision of tomorrow, not simply remembering the past. We have the power to create change and opportunity to have an impact."

Dozens of delegations from around the world arrived for the conference. Countries sending delegations included: China, the US, Italy, France, Australia, Britain, Korea, Mexico, Switzerland, Uganda, Singapore, Russia, Hong Kong, Peru, Germany, and others.

The delegations are expected to discuss the innovations necessary to create a better world, as well as Israel's contribution to future solutions and developments.

Israel's groundbreaking technological inventions will be presented at the conference, as well as the country's contribution to innovations which aid the management of health, food, agriculture, sustainability, and cyber challenges.

2000 year old Roman-period carvings discovered

Ancient 1st century cistern revealed in Be’er Sheva during routine excavation

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See you Sunday

Shabbat Shalom

Love Yehuda Lave

Rabbi Yehuda Lave

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