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El Al Goes The Extra Miles

Wednesday, 14th August 2013


 

El Al Goes The Extra Miles to Bring Cancer-Stricken Girl to Camp Simcha

 

Click the image below to read the full story

Click this image to read the whole inspirational story

What would you do?

Thursday, 8th August 2013

 

What Would You do?  Food stamps single mother of 4 children can't afford food ... Sometimes getting involved in other people's business is the right thing to do ... Click here to watch the inspirational video.

 

My Mikvah Lady

Tuesday, 30th July 2013

 

My Mikvah Lady by Toby Klein Greenwald 

Click here to read article about this inspirational woman, Rachel Weitz, who was murdered in a bus bombing at the age of 70 in 2003.  (The article was written in 2003)

I have learned ...

Wednesday, 24th July 2013

 

I have learned: 

that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them.

I’ve learned-

that it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it.

I’ve learned-

that no matter how good a friend is, they’re going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.

I’ve learned-

that it’s not what you have in your life but who you have in your life that counts.

I’ve learned-

that you should never ruin an apology with an excuse.

I’ve learned-

that you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.

I’ve learned-

that you can keep going long after you can’t.

I’ve learned-

that either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I’ve learned-

that heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

I’ve learned-

that sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you’re down will be the ones to help you get back up.

I’ve learned-

that just because someone doesn’t love you the way you want them to doesn’t mean they don’t love you with all they have.

I’ve learned-

that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you’ve had and what you’ve learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you’ve celebrated.

I’ve learned-

that it isn’t always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you need to learn to forgive yourself.

I’ve learned-

that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.

I’ve learned-

that a rich person is not the one who has the most, but is one who needs the least.

I’ve learned-

that just because two people argue, it doesn’t mean they don’t love each other. And just because they don’t argue, it doesn’t mean they do.

I’ve learned-

that we don’t have to change friends if we understand that friends change.

I’ve learned-

that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.

I’ve learned-

that even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you, you will find the strength to help.

I’ve learned-

that people will forget what you said, and people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

 

Bella and Tara

Wednesday, 17th July 2013

 

Click the image below to watch this inspirational video about
Bella and Tara, we could learn a lot from Bella and Tara.

 

Click this image to watch inspirational video about Bella and Tara

Don’t let an opportunity pass

Thursday, 11th July 2013

  

Rabbi Joshua Fishman, Executive Vice President of Torah Umesorah, tells the following story: It was a Friday afternoon and the holy Mezhritzer Maggid (preacher) had just immersed himself in the hot mikveh (ritual bath) in honour of the Shabbos. As he left the bathhouse he drew toward a wonderful scent, an aroma filled with sincerity and devotion. He spotted a small hut and saw an elderly woman stirring a pot and then he realised what the wonderful scent was fried gribenes (chicken skins). 

Quietly he knocked on the door of the hut and spoke to the women. My dear woman, he began. There is something special in that pot, the aroma I smell comes from the sincerity of your stirring as well as the piety of the slaughterer. The joy of Shabbos is encompassed in those gribenes. So I ask you. Is it possible, that I too can partake in the delicacy that you are preparing for the Shabbos? Please, may I, too, have some of those gribenes?" 

The woman stared directly into the Rebbe's eyes. "Holy Rabbi," she countered, "I am sorry. My husband waits for this delicacy the entire week. My grandchildren have come from a distant city and are expecting to have some gribenes, and" she added "we are having our son-in-law's brother for Shabbos. I am sorry but there are not enough gribenes left for you." 

The Rebbe nodded solemnly and left. 

A few moments later the woman realized what had occurred. "Am I a fool?" she thought. "The Holy Mezhritzer Maggid wanted to eat from my simple pot and I turned him away. Imagine, had the Rebbe partaken from my pot, blessings would bubble from it! Oh! How foolish of me to forego such an opportunity." 

With that the woman raced from her hovel and chased after the Rebbe. Sighting the back of his caftan, she thrust the pot forward and began to shout, "Mezhritzer Maggid! Mezhritzer Maggid! Take the whole entire pot Please!" 

Slowly the Rebbe turned around and shrugged his shoulders. "My dear woman," he sighed. "I would love to taste your gribenes, but I have lost my appetite." 

The Ralbag, a 13th Century commentator, explains, that there are times that Hashem's (G-d's) grace is open to us and opportunity is at our door. It may be in the form of spiritual opportunity or physical and emotional ones as well. We must know that there is a time and a place for everything. We must respond to opportunity when it knocks. The world does not wait for us to be ready. We have the ability to miraculously overcome great obstacles. But we must be ready to act at the moment that grace shines its light on a dark situation.

 

A peaceful mind

Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

 

There once was a farmer who discovered that he had lost his watch in the barn.  It was no ordinary watch because it had sentimental value for him. After searching high and low among the hay for a long while, he gave up and enlisted the help of a group of children playing outside the barn. He promised them that the person who found it would be rewarded. 

Hearing this, the children hurried inside the barn, went through and around the entire stack of hay but still could not find the watch. Just when the farmer was about to give up looking for his watch, a little boy went up to him and asked to be given another chance.

The farmer looked at him and thought, “Why not? After all, this kid looks sincere enough.” 
So the farmer sent the little boy back in the barn.  After a while the little boy came out with the watch in his hand! 

The farmer was both happy and surprised and so he asked the boy how he succeeded where the rest had failed. 

The boy replied, “I did nothing but sit on the ground and tried to listen.  In the silence, I heard the ticking of the watch and just looked for it in that direction.” 

A peaceful mind can think better than a worked up mind.  Allow a few minutes of silence to your mind and thoughts every day, and see, how sharply it helps you to set your life the way it should be. 

The new Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Wednesday, 26th June 2013

 

The new Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

Hitler must be writhing in his grave to know that this Museum of Jewish history is being constructed on the same ground where the Warsaw Ghetto stood. 

Click the image below to watch inspirational video.

Click here to watch video about the museum

The tenth man

Wednesday, 19th June 2013

 

There is a small shul (synagogue) in the centre of New York City with a regular minyan (quorum) for shacharis (morning prayers). 

One morning a few years ago a highly unusual thing happened. There were only nine men there.  So they waited a bit for a tenth man even though they had to get to work.  

After several minutes, an old Jew showed up. He insisted to lead the davening (prayers), the others agreed.  However, he was taking such a long time the other nine were starting to show frustration; 'Who does he think he is?  Does he not realise we have to be at work already?’ 

Suddenly they heard a massive explosion and an overwhelming crashing sound.  They went towards the door to see what had happened.  It was September 11, and the nearby World Trade Center Towers had been attacked.  Some of the people at this minyan would have been inside the Twin Towers if shacharis had been on time and finished with normal speed.

They felt the relief as they had realised their lives had been saved by this 'new chazzan - leader.  As they turned around to thank him, they realised he had gone, and he has not been seen since.  The point is that these people felt rather frustrated at the speed [or lack of it]of the chazzan, but they did not realise that it was HaShem’s (G-d's) means of ultimately saving their lives.

The truth is that everybody has their own individual story of Divine Providence in their own lives, and how something that they thought was destructive turned out to be constructive in the long term. It depends on one’s attitude and bitachon (trust).

 

Unwise investment!

Wednesday, 12th June 2013

 

If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of days.  But the family we left behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives.

And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more into work than to our family an unwise investment indeed.

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