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

Restrain the festival by bonds to the corners of the altar (Psalms 118:27).

The Talmud states that if a person celebrates the day after the holiday with a festive meal, it is considered as though he had built an altar and had brought sacrificial offerings upon it (Succah 45b).

Rashi states that the reason for the eighth day, Shemini Atzeres, can be explained with the parable of a king who invited his children for several days of feasting. When the time came for them to leave, the king said, "Your departure is so difficult for me. Please stay with me for yet one more day" (Rashi, Leviticus 23:36). Similarly, after seven days of Succos, in His great love for Israel, God asks us to stay with Him for yet one more day before returning to our mundane activities, which so often distract us from Him.

To indicate that we cherish our closeness to God just as He does, we add a day of festivity after the last day of the holiday, to extend even further the intimate companionship with God. This testimony, that we value our intimacy with Him and that we leave the Sanctuary only because we must tend to our obligations, is held equivalent to building an altar and bringing votive offerings.

Indeed, God wants us to engage in work - Six days shall you work (Exodus 20:9) - but our attitude toward the workweek should be that of a person who is away from home on an assigned duty, and who longs to return home to his loved ones. The importance of our closeness to God should be manifest not only on the day following the festival but all year round as well.

Today I shall ...
... try to maintain the closeness with God, that I achieved during the festival, even when I am involved with the activities of everyday life.
Love Yehuda Lave

Doll with Hair from Girl Murdered in Holocaust Found at Toy Museum

The Anatolian Toy Museum in the southern Turkish city of Antalya, has put on display a 78-year-old baby doll with real human hair from a Jewish girl victim of the Holocaust, as shown on footage from Sunday. According to reports, the girl was killed in Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II in 1941. "During the slaughter, the hair of those Jewish little girls were shaved right before they were sent to the gas chambers. The hairs of those little victims were used as hair for these dolls, which were made for the children of the rich German families and the high rank Nazi officers," said Emrah Unlusoy, Director of the Anatolia Toy Museum. According to him, the doll belonged to a collector from Auschwitz. "First he didn't want to give it to us but when he understood that we are representing a museum, he told us that he was keeping this doll since long to be displayed in a museum," he said. The Anatolian Toy Museum opened its doors in 2017 and had over 500,000 visitors from all ages during its first year of operation.

Additional story from the web site:

The Anatolian toy museum in Antalya, southern Turkey, has a 78-year-old baby doll with real hair from a child Holocaust victim on display, according to a report from Ruptly.

The hair that is displayed in a glass case at the toy museum comes from a Jewish girl murdered at Auschwitz in 1941.

The doll was purchased at a special exhibition of a curator in Germany and transferred to the Antalya Museum.

Emrah Ünlüsoy, director of the Anatolian Toy Museum, said the doll “is a very precious artifact of the museum, and it has a very touching story. In Nazi Germany, some 1,000 Jews were being slaughtered every day in Auschwitz.”

Before being sent to the gas chambers, girls’ hair was cut and used on dolls made for rich German children. “This is the tragedy of dolls with real hair,” he said.

The local Jewish community, wishing to reach the living members of the murdered girl’s family were allowed to take a sample of hair from the doll for DNA analysis,


Hamas and PA Rewarded 500 Million Dollars for Attacking Israel

More than 600 rockets were fired by Hamas into southern Israel before Independence Day, and the PA is imploding itself by refusing to take any money from Israel until they receive the monies deducted to pay the families of terrorists.Now they are being rewarded.Qatar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has promised to give $ 480 million in aid to the Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank. ”The Palestinian Authority will receive $ 300 million to support the health and education budget of the Palestinian Authority. The remaining $ 180 million will be to pay for United Nations humanitarian programs and electricity services (presumably in the Gaza Strip)”, Qatar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.Hamas Chief Ismail Haniyeh expressed his gratitude to Qatar’s generosity,” this honorable decision is a continuation of the unwavering Qatari stances that support the Palestinian people politically and financially, in addition to defending the Palestinian rights at international platforms.”

”The Palestinian people would not forget the positive Qatari stances maintained even at the most difficult circumstances, highlighting the unwavering positive positions of Qatar towards the Palestinian people,” he said.

The donation was announced after an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire agreement between Israel and the terrorist factions of Gaza has come into effect this yesterday morning (local time).

Yesterday's Yom Yershalyim flag parade

Jerry Lewis vs Muhammad Ali 1963 (includes poem)

In 1963, Ali was still known as Cassius Clay. Having defeated name fighters Archie Moore and Henry Cooper, he was hyping his title fight with champ Sonny Liston. (It was after defeating Liston that he announced his new name). In the poem that closes his segment, he mentions Phil Foster (Jerry's first guest that night) and makes a cheeky reference to Jerry's show nearing the end of its tumultuous ABC run.

Giving and happiness

  Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. Helen Keller author, political activist, and lecturer.

If you think of life as like a big pie, you can try to hold the whole pie and kill yourself trying to keep it, or you can slice it up and give some to the people around you, and you still have plenty left for yourself. Jay Leno  stand-up comedian and television host.  

You can have everything in life that you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want. Zig Ziglar author, salesman, and motivational speaker.  

We must not merely will our neighbors good but actually work to bring it about. Thomas Aquinas  philosopher and theologian.  

He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own. Confucius teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher.

It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it. Albert Einstein is regarded as the father of modern physics.  

If you haven’t got charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble. Bob Hope comedian and actor.  

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill  statesman and orator.    

No one has ever become poor by giving. Anne Frank was one of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Her diary has been the basis for several plays and films.    

Much is required from those to whom much is given. Luke 12:48

It is more blessed to give than to receive. Acts 20:35  

See you tomorrow-Bli Neder

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