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March 05 Kosherpages launches 

December 05 - KP goes national.

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How to transform your high holidays

Saturday, 12th September 2015

 

A moving story about a young man, an old Jew and a poetry contest.  by Rabbi Tzvi Sytner

How to transform your high holidays ... 

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Be careful what you wish for ...

Tuesday, 8th September 2015

The Torn Shoes ... Be Careful What You WIsh For ...

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Opening A Garage Door "The Jewish Way"

Wednesday, 2nd September 2015

Opening A Garage Door "The Jewish Way"

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Together Again! 23-24 October 2015 - Shabbos Project

Thursday, 27th August 2015

Shabbos Project

Together Again! 23-24 October 2015

 

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of last years worldwide Shabbos Project

and be inspired to join in again this year.

 

 

 

Click the logo below to watch the video 
of last years Shabbat UK and the
Chief Rabbi's message for this year.

 

Cranky Old Man

Wednesday, 19th August 2015

When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home in an Australian country town, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value.

Later, when the nurses were going through his meagre possessions, They found this poem. Its quality and content so impressed the staff that copies were made and distributed to every nurse in the hospital.

One nurse took her copy to Melbourne. The old man's sole bequest to posterity has since appeared in editions of magazines around the country and appearing in mags for Mental Health. A slide presentation has also been made based on his simple, but eloquent, poem.

And this old man, with nothing left to give to the world, is now the author of this 'anonymous' poem winging across the Internet.

Cranky Old Man

What do you see nurses? . . .. . . What do you see?
What are you thinking .. . when you're looking at me?
A cranky old man, . . . . . .not very wise,
Uncertain of habit .. . . . . . . .. with faraway eyes?
Who dribbles his food .. . ... . . and makes no reply.
When you say in a loud voice . .'I do wish you'd try!'
Who seems not to notice . . .the things that you do.
And forever is losing . . . . . .. . . A sock or shoe?
Who, resisting or not . . . ... lets you do as you will,
With bathing and feeding . . . .The long day to fill?
Is that what you're thinking?. .Is that what you see?
Then open your eyes, nurse .you're not looking at me.
I'll tell you who I am . . . . .. As I sit here so still,
As I do at your bidding, .. . . . as I eat at your will.
I'm a small child of Ten . .with a father and mother,
Brothers and sisters .. . . .. . who love one another
A young boy of Sixteen . . . .. with wings on his feet
Dreaming that soon now . . .. . . a lover he'll meet.
A groom soon at Twenty . . . ..my heart gives a leap.
Remembering, the vows .. .. .that I promised to keep.
At Twenty-Five, now . . . . .I have young of my own.
Who need me to guide . . . And a secure happy home.
A man of Thirty . .. . . . . My young now grown fast,
Bound to each other . . .. With ties that should last.
At Forty, my young sons .. .have grown and are gone,
But my woman is beside me . . to see I don't mourn.
At Fifty, once more, .. ...Babies play 'round my knee,
Again, we know children . . . . My loved one and me.
Dark days are upon me . . . . My wife is now dead.
I look at the future ... . . . . I shudder with dread.
For my young are all rearing .. . . young of their own.
And I think of the years . . . And the love that I've known.
I'm now an old man . . . . . . .. and nature is cruel.
It's jest to make old age . . . . . . . look like a fool.
The body, it crumbles .. .. . grace and vigour, depart.
There is now a stone . . . where I once had a heart.
But inside this old carcass . A young man still dwells,
And now and again . . . . . my battered heart swells
I remember the joys . . . . .. . I remember the pain.
And I'm loving and living . . . . . . . life over again.
I think of the years, all too few . . .. gone too fast.
And accept the stark fact . . . that nothing can last.
So open your eyes, people .. . . . .. . . open and see.
Not a cranky old man .
Look closer . . . . see .. .. . .. .... . ME!!

Remember this poem when you next meet an older person who you might brush aside without looking at the young soul within. We will all, one day, be there, too! 

Who would have thought these animals could get along so well?

Tuesday, 11th August 2015

This Lion, tiger and bulldog get along together in perfect harmony!  

Can we????

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Aliyah- when winning means accepting you have lost

Wednesday, 5th August 2015

 

From the front Ro: Aliyah- when winning means accepting you have lost

Click here to read this great blog about making Aliyah.  
Congralutions on your loss!

Richard Branson on How to Take an Inspirational Vacation

Wednesday, 29th July 2015

This summer I spent a lot of my time on Necker Island, since there's no better place for me to unwind. I had a great, inspiring break that is going to keep me charged in the months ahead. Now that readers in many parts of the globe are returning from their vacations, it's a good time for us to take stock and consider how we actually spent our time, as opposed to how we promised ourselves to spend it.

During your vacation, how often did you look at your smartphone? How many quick jobs did you do on your laptop? How many work emails did you respond to? Could they have waited until you returned to the office, or could someone else have answered them instead? When you're on holiday, it's nice to have a Wi-Fi connection, if only so you can see what's happening on Twitter or share some snapshots. However, it's important that you don't allow your smartphone to tether you to the daily work at your office and interrupt your vacation.

Maintaining focus on having fun isn't just about rest and recuperation: When you go on vacation, your routine is interrupted; the places you go and the new people you meet can inspire you in unexpected ways. As an entrepreneur or business leader, if you didn't come back from your vacation with some ideas about how to shake things up, it's time to consider making some changes.
I make sure that I disconnect by leaving my smartphone at home or in the hotel room for as long as possible -- days, if I can -- and bringing a notepad and pen with me instead. Freed from the daily stresses of my working life, I find that I am more likely to have new insights into old problems and other flashes of inspiration. When this happens, it's important that I jot everything down on a piece of paper.

Back in 1998, I was ballooning in Morocco over the High Atlas Mountains near Marrakech when I spotted an amazing property in some foothills. An idea crystallized as we floated past. I later returned to the area and we managed to purchase it. We built a lovely retreat there -- Kasbah Tamadot, a hotel with all the amenities that is now in our Virgin Limited Edition collection of properties.

Another question you should ask yourself is: Did my colleagues and employees return to work inspired as well? Did they have the time and space to turn off and recharge?

 

Tisha B’av in Chile

Wednesday, 22nd July 2015

 

Tisha B’av in Chile

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Check your own pockets

Thursday, 16th July 2015

Reb Mendel Futerfas, of blessed memory, was one of the outstanding heroes who survived Stalin’s Gulags. After many years of forced labour as punishment for his “crime” of helping strengthen Jewish life in the Soviet Union, he was eventually able to leave Russia and reunite with his wife and children, who had escaped Russia years earlier and were living in London. He was later appointed by the Lubavitcher Rebbe to serve as head mashpia (spiritual mentor) in the Lubavitcher Yeshivah of Kfar Chabad, Israel. 

Often he would sit with fellow chassidim and students, and recall his prison experiences and the lessons that he learned from them.

Rabbi Hirsch Chitrik retold the following anecdote that he heard from Reb Mendel.

One of the activities prohibited in the Gulag was card playing. It was considered a severe crime, and harsh punishment was imposed if one was caught violating this prison rule.

Somehow, the inmates managed to smuggle in a deck of cards, and would while away their free time with the forbidden game.

The guards were told about the breach, and came to inspect the prisoners’ quarters. They found nothing.

As weeks went by, and the games continued, the guards were baffled. 

“Are these uncouth prisoners really outsmarting us?”  they wondered.

They finally decided to put an end to this affront to their authority and pride, and carried out a surprise inspection, checking every inch of the barracks as well as the bodies and clothes of the inmates.

They found nothing.

They came to the conclusion that the informer had lied to them, either to curry favour in their eyes or to make a joke out of them.

As soon as the inspectors left, the cards appeared and the games continued as usual.
Reb Mendel couldn’t understand how it had happened: the inspectors had checked every possible hiding place.

Eventually, he was let in on the secret.

“You see,” the head thief began, “we are professional pickpockets. As soon as the guards would enter the barracks, we would slip the cards into their pockets. Right before they would leave, we would slip them back out again. Obviously, it never occurred to the guards to check their own pockets ...”

The lesson is clear. If you want to make an accurate assessment of reality, start your search by checking your own pockets.

Often, when we make our spiritual and personal inventory, we instinctively look to place blame on those around us. “My parents are responsible,” “my wife/husband is responsible,” “my education is responsible,” etc. Everyone is blamed except oneself. That is an easier and less painful way to do things, but it is not effective in the long run. In order to really put your life into order, you must not overlook your own “pockets.”

 

 

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