Do we remember?


how long has it been?

not that many years, if you think about it.

if you think about it, that is.

no, we have not forgotten.

articles run almost monthly about it.

remember,

remember,

remember.

and so we all remember.

right?

yes,

we remember the war.

we remember the deaths.

we remember the great minds lost,

the great human losess.

so, yes we remember.

but do we really?

do we remember the everlasting message we learn from it?

and what is that message?

a great song and video on the message just below.

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please tell me your thoughts on this

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Dreams…

Long- lost thoughts drift in the mist of time…

dreams come and go…

Words are said and constantly forgotten…

People walk in and out of our lives all the time…

Deeds are done and forgotten…

Everything comes and go as if they never occurred.

 

Alas, is time but an illusion,

buried time for naught,

Dreams long forgotten worth nothing at all?

We spend so much time on things that turn out to be nothing at all,

petty and soon forgotten.

 

Are they all for nothing?

 

In a place far away,

and what goes on there no one can truly say,

the master scribe sits,

recording every deed,

every word.

 

each prayer is used to bring relief,

or sealed for the future.

 

Each tear used to heal the sick,

spark a dream,

another brick on the heavenly kingdom.

 

Each deed is forever imprinted,

on the world it will forever have an impact,

a brick added,

or subtracted,

each one does something in a not not so small way.

 

So make sure each word is truly what you mean to say,

each smile to brighten another’s day,

each deed carefully measured,

because it will make an impact on the world,

if not today,

then sometime far away,

and each thing,

will come back to you one day.

On tightropes-part 4


She watched the rain as it poured down in sheets,

And suddenly realized how utterly defenseless,

man is.

 

Man who,

is certain of their strength,

as they give or take lives seemingly at will,

a few drops of rain,

send them scurrying into their homes,

and they have no control over it at all.

 

she went under the shelter of a store’s roof,

waiting,

for the storm to pass,

or at least abate…

 

to be continued……

 

see also:

 

4pillars of prayer


 

people are always talking about,

how important it is to pray.

this is very true,

but,

how does one know if they prayed well?

what are the key elements of prayer?

these are,

in my view,

the four pillars of personal prayer:<as in prayer,just to hashem ,not from a sidduir>

  1. consistently-believe it or not,prayer from the heart on a daily basis only improves the power of your prayer.why?because you have a much deeper bond with g-d.
  2. concentration-if you can put away all other thoughts,and just concentrate on the prayer,or better yet,turn every thought into a prayer-you will be able to pray much better-and have gained a vital life skill.
  3. heartfelt-this requires no explanation.
  4. change-a good prayer will change you.you should come out of the prayer feeling fresh,with a newfound knowledge or a committment to change for the better.

 

which other ones can you think of?

the power of man


The snake slithers,

on the tree-top,

waiting for its prey,

it finds it quickly,

and pounces on the helpless,

little mouse.

it eats it quickly,

but feels no rush of joy,

the tender and delicious meat,

tastes no different then all the other food it eats.

for you see,

to the snake,

all food tastes,

like the earth.

 

I know this d’var Torah,

is a little late,

but there is awesome message,

so I’ll say it anyway.

the snake forced Chava,<eve>

to eat something forbidden.

 

It is written,

in our holy Torah,

that someone who causes another to sin,

is worse than the sinner.

so the snake should have gotten the worst punishment,

but he only got no hands and legs,

and that all food tastes like dust,

while man was taken out of the heavens,

and forced to labor.

 

if you think about it,

having everything taste like dust,

is actually a blessing.

a snake can eat everything.

he never has to ask hashem for food,

because everything tastes the same to him.

 

Man however,

is utterly dependent for food,

no matter how much we tend to forget it.

 

But that is really the snake’s punishment.

Hashem was really telling him,

I don’t want your prayers,

I don’t care,

you do whatever you want.

 

take a moment to consider the vast gap between the snake and man.

there was no rain in this world till man got up,

and prayed for it.

 

rain means life or death for this world,

and just imagine,

that power is in our hands.

disconnect to reconnect


an easy and meaningful fast to you all.

may your year be one of blessings and hope,

laughter and sunshine.

Today is a day to “disconnect to reconnect,”

try to shut off the computer,

and all electric devices for just a hour today,

and spend that time,

on something,

that really counts.

forgiveness and repentance


you’ll have noticed that I did not post for a while.

I am sorry for the unexplained break.

 

today is the second day of aseres yemi teshavoh.

chazel say that this Tuesday is your chance to make up for all the Tuesdays the whole last year.

if say,

on Tuesday you usually don’t really  have time for an intense daving,

this Tuesday you should set aside time for an especially powerful one.

 

In just a few days,

your decree will be sealed.

 

what you do during these days can change a death-or life sentence.

 

these are also days to forgive,

to get forgiven.

 

Forgiveness is not always easy.
At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered,
to forgive the one that inflicted it.
And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.
– Marianne Williamson

 

to forgive,

even when you do not have to,

can bring awesome results,

upon yourself.

 

so which would you rather-to forgive or to be nearly guaranteed a bad verdict?

 

your choices-your verdict.

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