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December 05 - KP goes national.

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January 07 - 1st B2B tradeshow

January 08 - 1st Kosher Lifestyle Show

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- Launch of new film review section

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November 08 - Launch of new Medical Blog By Dr. Martin Harris

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Lessons from a pencil

Wednesday, 7th November 2012

 

Lessons from a Pencil (Louis Finkelstein)

A pencil maker told the pencil 5 important lessons:

1) Everything you do will always leave a mark.

2) You can always correct the mistakes you make.

3) What is important is what is inside of you.

4) In life, you will undergo painful sharpenings, which will make you a better person.

5) To be the best pencil, you must allow yourself to be held and guided by the hand that holds you.
 

Leading with Lollipops

Thursday, 1st November 2012

 

TEDxToronto - Drew Dudley "Leading with Lollipops"
Drew tells us about a simple truth which can immediately enrich all of our lives.
 

Click this image to watch inspiring video - Drew Dudley - Inspiring with lollipops

March of the living ... with a twist!

Wednesday, 24th October 2012

 

March of Life in Poland: 1,300 Miles on Foot for Friendship and Reconciliation. Descendants of members of Wehrmacht, police, or SS join Polish descendants of the victims set a mark against anti-Semitism.

From August 19 - 24 2012, 270 international participants from Germany, the US, and Israel walked together with 150 participants from Poland a distance of 2200 kilometers all across Poland.

Click the image below to watch moving video.


March for Life - click this image to watch emotional video

Everything I need to know about life, I learned from Noah's Ark!

Wednesday, 17th October 2012

 

 

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1. Don't miss the boat.

2. Remember that we are all in the same boat.

3. Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark.

4. Stay fit. When you're 600 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big.

5. Don't listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done.

6. Build your future on high ground.

7. For safety's sake, travel in pairs.

8. Speed isn't always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs.

9. When you're stressed, float a while.

10. Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals.
 

11. No matter the storm, when you are with G-d, there's always a rainbow waiting.

(Re)touching lives through photos

Thursday, 11th October 2012

 

In the wake of the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami, mixed into the wreckage were lost and damaged photos of families and loved ones. Photo retoucher Becci Manson, together with local volunteers and a global group of colleagues she recruited online, helped clean and fix them, restoring those memories to their owners.

After the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Becci Manson and her volunteer colleagues cleaned and restored hundreds of damaged photos.

Click the image below to watch the inspirational video.

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Life Vest Inside

Friday, 5th October 2012

 

Click the image below and watch the inspirational video
as the camera tracks an act of kindness as its passed from one individual to the next
and manages to boomerang back to the person who set it into motion.  

 

Click the image below to watch inspirational video - Life Vest Inside - because KINDNESS keeps the world afloat

Yom Kippur on the North Pole

Monday, 24th September 2012

 

Yom Kippur at the North Pole with Rabbi Shmuel Lew

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Carelbach Shul Selichos With Yehuda Green 2012

Wednesday, 12th September 2012

 

Click the image below to watch inspirational video of 
Selichos in the Carlebach Shul With Yehuda Green 2012

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Always offer help to those that need it

Wednesday, 5th September 2012

 

One night, at 11:30 PM, an older African American woman was standing on the side of an Alabama highway trying to endure a lashing rain-storm. Her car had broken down and she desperately needed a ride.
 
Soaking wet, she decided to flag down the next car. A young white man stopped to help her. The man took her to safety, helped her get assistance and put her into a taxi cab. She seemed to be in a big hurry! She wrote down his address, thanked him and drove away.
 
Seven days went by and a knock came on the man's door. To his surprise, a giant console colour top of the range computer was delivered to his home. A special note was attached.
 
It read: "Thank you so much for assisting me on the highway the other night. The rain drenched not only my clothes but also my spirits. Then you came along. Because of you, I was able to make it to my dying husband's bedside just before he passed away. G-d bless you for helping me and unselfishly serving others."
 
Always offer help to those that need it.
 

Check your own pockets ...

Thursday, 30th August 2012

 

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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