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The Cracked Pot

Thursday, 8th January 2015

An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which she carried across her neck.

One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water.

At the end of the long walks from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.

For a full two years this went on daily, with the woman bringing home only one and a half pots of water.

Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments.
But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it could only do half of what it had been made to do.

After two years of what it perceived to be bitter failure, it spoke to the woman one day by the stream.

"I am ashamed of myself, because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house."

The old woman smiled, "Did you notice that there are flowers on your side of the path, but not on the other pot's side?

"That's because I have always known about your flaw, so I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you water them.

"For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table. Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace the house."

Each of us has our own unique flaw. And it's the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding.

You've just got to take each person for what they are and look for the good in them. And in yourself.

Helping a stranger

Wednesday, 24th December 2014

Late in the evening I was walking in the park. Suddenly I heard scream coming from behind bushes. I stopped to listen and understood that a woman was being attacked, I heard sounds of fighting and muttering. For several moments I was hesitating, should I get involved?

I panicked, I was frightened for my own safety. Maybe it is better to call the police? Then I realized that a woman‘s voice becomes weaker, so I knew I have to act quickly. Can I run away from this? Finally I decided that I have to help this unknown woman even if I am risking my own life. I felt some strange transformation inside, the moral and physical strength, so I ran behind the bushes. I pulled the attacker off the girl, we fell to the ground and grappled for several minutes. Then the assailant jumped up and ran away. 

Breathing hard I slowly came up to the girl, who was cowering behind a tree. It was dark, so I could not see her face clearly. I felt, that she is very frightened, so I talked to her from a distance: „You are safe now, it‘s ok, the man had run away.“ After a few moments I heard her words with a great amazement in her voice: „Dad, is that you?“. And then I realised, that the girl was my youngest daughter.

The Holiday Card

Tuesday, 16th December 2014

 

A small Chanukah miracle for a lonely Jewish soldier in Iraq.

Click the image below to read the inspirational story.

 

Click here to read this inspirational story

The Power of Speech

Thursday, 11th December 2014

A group of frogs were travelling through the woods, and two of them fell into a deep pit. When the other frogs saw how deep the pit was, they told the two frogs that they were as good as dead. The
two frogs ignored the comments and tried to jump up out of the pit with all their might. The other frogs kept telling them to stop, that they were as good as dead. Finally, one of the frogs took heed to what the other frogs were saying and gave up. He fell down
and died.

The other frog continued to jump as hard as he could. Once again, the crowd of frogs yelled at him to stop the pain and just die. He jumped even harder and finally made it out. When he got out, the
other frogs said, "Did you not hear us?" The frog explained to them that he was deaf. He thought they were encouraging him the entire time.

This story teaches two lessons:

1. There is power of life and death in the tongue. An encouraging word to someone who is down can lift them up and help them make it through the day.

2. A destructive word to someone who is down can be what it takes to kill them.     

Overcoming prejudice

Wednesday, 3rd December 2014

 

It was a partial cloudy day with little drizzling in the air. I stood at a road side waiting for a cab so I could go to the Railway Station. Everything was going on just the way it was when suddenly I felt a voice beside me; it was a boy with tattered clothes and a face that surely seemed like it was never washed at all. I felt so abhorrent at that moment that I literally tried to pull myself away from that little boy.

The boy kept following me shouting out "Bhaiya! Bhaiya (Big Brother! Big Brother!) but I was too obstinate to answer him at all. My inner self was cursing the country for its poor conditions, those unhealthy little people that we all see sleeping on the pavements - as homeless as they could be.  Always begging for money - it all kept creating a fuss inside my mind, making me feel more reluctant to answer that dirty little boy who kept calling out to me. "Bhaiya! Bhaiya!" I heard him call out again. This further exacerbated my anger at the little kid, and the people of his kind.

Then finally after a few minutes of maddening summons from the little kid - I shouted at him that I had no money to spare him. And the boy without even bothering to hear my words of despair, said to me, "Bhaiya, can you please help me cross the road?"

That moment I couldn't feel my legs. The sudden feeling of mortification had engulfed me from within. Was this how I had become? Had Pride and Prejudice engulfed me to such a level that I judged that little boy to beg for money and food?

I held the boy's hand firmly, and I helped him cross the road. This was the first time that I didn't have the feeling of disgust or distaste that he might not have taken a bath for days or weeks. That successful act of assistance created a new hope inside me. I realised that our being judgemental would surely create a devastating effect unless we overcome it.

From the Four Widows

Thursday, 27th November 2014

 

From the Four Widows

In the midst of the most horrific nightmare,
these righteous women are reaching out to the
Jewish world with a message of hope.

Click here to read their inspirational message

Return to prayer

Thursday, 20th November 2014

Life must return back to normal, or they win!

Click the image below to read the full article.

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Economy Minister Naftali Bennett (right) prays at the synagogue
where two terrorists from East Jerusalem killed five people on Tuesday. November 19, 2014.
(photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

 

Never Say Can't!

Thursday, 13th November 2014

Jennifer Bricker! Never Say Can't!  

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about this inspirational young woman.
 

Jennifer Bricker

Look UP

Wednesday, 5th November 2014

 

Look UP!

Click the image below to watch this inspirational video.
An important lesson to be learned by us all.

Click this image to watch inspirational video

The Great Big Challah Bake

Tuesday, 28th October 2014

 

As part of the Shabbos Project,
bringing together Jews worldwide to keep Shabbat,
Challah Bakes were held in 170 cities and more than 1,000 communities around the world.

Jerusalem on Thursday hosted the
Great Big Jerusalem Challah Bake
to help prepare for Shabbat
in the spirit of togetherness and unity.

 

Click the image below to read more and by inspired by the
'Great Big Jerusalem Challah Bake'.

 

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