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.

Today marks by 1000th email in this format from this server. I used to write newspaper columns and then when newspapers went out of business, I changed to the email format. When Google changed its business format, I could no longer send out multiple emails in the morning, I had to change to this server format, which some people call a blog. In any case, today marks my 1000th email from this server, because it counts how many I send out and who opens them. The big eye in the sky is watching us all, but the server also tells me if you open them!! Please keep opening and enjoying them and share with as many people as possible, because that is why I do it!!


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Commence With An Apology

If you have to speak to someone in a position of authority, and you are afraid you might irritate him/her, starting with an apology will frequently prevent their becoming angry. For example, you can say, "I realize this may get you angry, but I feel I need to say it." By telling someone you might make him angry, paradoxically this will frequently prevent his becoming angry.

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Origins of the Palestinian Narrative created by the KGB and Yassar Arafat

The year was 1958, world opinion was turning against Arab freedom fighters, one of their leaders, Yasser Arafat knew something somehow was needed to bring opinion to this side, so he and his comrade in arms, Abbas, went to the KGB to see what they do to help him, thus started off the creation of the Palestinian myth and the historical claims we are all so familiar with now. Thus started the Palestinian Narrative.

In 1964 the first handpicked leaders of the Palestinian Liberation Organization gathered to create a charter, they at the time demanded that all land control by Israel at the time was theirs, in article 24 of that charter they did say they had no claim on Judea and Samaria, which Jordan by now had renamed the West Bank, nor did they have any historical claim on Gaza.

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You Thought Italian Ice Cream Was The Best? Think Again

Whether you eat it in a cone or cup, Israeli ice cream is rapidly gaining a reputation as some of the best in the world.

In honor of National Ice Cream Day (July 21) come and join us on a quick journey with Yuval Haklai to see how Israelis are using their extraordinary approach to food to conjure up new tastes in ice cream.

Bamba ice cream, ice cream infused with mozzarella and basil, watermelon and Bulgarian cheese, orange, olive oil and salt, and even ice cream for dogs … Israelis aren’t afraid to try anything new.

And of course, there are all the regular flavors, too.

Click on the video and be prepared to drool.

Executive Producer – Jonathan Baruch
Producer/Director – Haim Silberstein
Presenter – Yuval Haklai
DP – Eyal Sela
Editing – Shahar Beeri
Color Grading – Ari Amit
Sound – Oren Sharon


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If you’re in the north of Israel and in need of some cooling pools and true chillout time, head to the Gan HaShlosha National Park, believed by many to be the biblical Garden of Eden!

It’s a little off-the-beaten-track for many tourists, but well worth the drive if you can squeeze it into your itinerary! Just come early to avoid the hordes of locals and the hassle of finding somewhere shady and relatively secluded…

Gan HaShlosha (Gan Sachne): a warm-watered pool of paradise!

If you’re in the north of Israel and in need of some cooling pools and true chillout time, head to the Gan HaShlosha National Park, believed by many to be the biblical Garden of Eden!

It’s a little off-the-beaten-track for many tourists, but well worth the drive if you can squeeze it into your itinerary! Just come early to avoid the hordes of locals and the hassle of finding somewhere shady and relatively secluded…


If you’re in Gan HaShlosha, don’t miss out on
these other great attractions in the north!

Visiting Gan Sachne (Gan HaShlosha)

OK, so if you’ve checked out most of the top things to see and do in Israel and you’re here during the long summer months, we can highly recommend a visit to Gan HaShlosha (also known as the Sachne). It might just be the ultimate chillout time for you (and your family), especially if you time it right and don’t choose a weekend (the park works on a first-come first-served basis in peak season because it will get busy).

Set within a national park, the main attraction of Gan HaShlosha is, of course, its refreshing clear water pools that remain at 28°C throughout the year, thanks to their supply from a natural spring. Be aware that the main pool is deceptively deep, especially in the middle (some 5 meters deep), so take that into consideration with the littl’uns. But the other waterfalls and streams are perfect for almost everybody – check out the video at the bottom of the post for an idea of what to expect at Gan HaShlosha.

The area around the pools is covered in lawns, palm trees and other beautiful greenery. You can also find an archaeology museum (which includes Greek tools from the Bet Shean valley, plus Egyptian and Persian artifacts), and the remains of an ancient stockade at Gan HaShlosha (read on below).

Gan HaShlosha: a fascinating history

Without a doubt, this park in the Lower Galilee is truly one of Israel’s most beautiful parks. Legend even has it that the area is, in fact, the site of the biblical Garden of Eden as described in the book of Genesis!

Also of more recent interest is that the first Jewish pioneers of the 1930s erected the tower and stockade settlement of Tel Amal in a single night, back in December 1936. The tower and some of the original buildings have been restored in the park, allowing visitors to see something of what life would have been like for those who lived there.

When to visit Gan Sachne (Gan Hashlosha)

July and August are peak Israeli holiday season and Gan Sachne is always going to be crowded. The really good news is that no matter what the outside temperature is, the spring-fed water in the pools is always a guaranteed 28°C. Springtime and early autumn are ideal for visiting (April through May and October till November), especially on weekdays.

Getting to the park early will ensure that you get a good spot close to the pools. Even in the “off-season”, Fridays and Saturdays (the Jewish Sabbath) are likely to be busy with locals.

How to get to Gan HaShlosha

As it is only a 10-minute drive off road 669 between the Hashita junction and Beit She’an, you could always stop off at Mount Gilboa for a spot of sightseeing and then spend a relaxing day in the pools at Gan HaShlosha. See the map below for directions…

First Evidence Of Crusader Siege From 1099, Uncovered At Old City Walls

Archaeologists excavating just outside of Jerusalem’s Old City walls have discovered an 11th century moat, the first archaeological evidence of a historically chronicled Crusader siege conducted by Raymond of Saint-Gilles on the Fatimid-controlled city, which ended on July 15, 1099 — exactly 920 years ago today.

Although two contemporary 11th century historical texts refer to the moat, its discovery was only recently made at the Mount Zion Project excavations.

Route 60 In Gush Etzion To Be Expanded In Coming Weeks

The Moriah Company is starting work this week to double the size of Route 60, known as the main artery to the residents of South Jerusalem.
The road is often plagued by heavy traffic jams due to the large number of commuters.

Water Park To Open At Liberty Bell Park For The Summer

The Jerusalem Municipality plans to transform Liberty Bell Park into a sports and water park for some summer fun. 
The park will include water slides, inflatables, paddling pools for kids, afternoon activites, sports and music workshops, children's shows and much more. The whole city is invited to join, and it is important to keep in mind that some of the activities must be pre-registered on the municipality's website.
  Please find below the relevant details: 
Yerushamayim - Water Park and Sports - 18.8 to 30.8 from 11:00 to 19:00:

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The Piz Gat Zev crew takes their biannual trip to the outskirts of the Land of Israel. This time to the North staying In Tel Hi.


Day one of August 2019 trip of 16 days of new experiences

See you tomorrow bli-neder

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Rabbi Yehuda Lave

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