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Jokes
 
"Serve G-d in Joy, come
before Him
in song"
 
 
 
 
If I were a Millionaire
 
The teacher said; "Take a pencil and paper, and write an essay with the title 'If I Were a Millionaire'."
Everyone but Joey, who leaned back with arms folded, began to write feverishly.
"What's the matter," the teacher asked. "Why don't you begin?"
"I'm waiting for my secretary," Joey replied!!!
 
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My sister bet me I couldn't make a car out of spaghetti...
You should have seen her face as I drove pasta.
 
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An independent woman started her own business. She was shrewd and diligent, so business kept coming in. Pretty soon she realized she needed an in-house counsel, and so she began interviewing young lawyers.
 
"As I'm sure you can understand," she started off with one of the first applicants, "in a business like this, our personal integrity must be beyond question." She leaned forward. "Mr. Peterson, are you an 'honest' lawyer?"
 
"Honest?" replied the job prospect. "Let me tell you something about honest. Why, I'm so honest that my dad lent me fifteen thousand dollars for my education and I paid back every penny the minute I tried my very first case."
 
"Impressive. And what sort of case was that?"
 
He squirmed in his seat and admitted, "My dad sued me for the money."
 
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The Unity principle. Less worry, more optimism.  
 
"And you shall know today and place it in your heart that G-d is G-d in the heavens above and on the ground below, there is none other." Deut. 4, 39.
 
There is none other, nothing else necessary to recognize and know this day. This awareness is the foundation and root to everything.
 
"Hear o Israel the Lord our G-d the Lord is One." This verse teaches the principle of faith in the oneness and unity of G-d. The simplest understanding of this verse is that there aren't tens, hundreds, or thousands of power sources and G-ds out there. Ultimately, the buck stops at the ONE and only.
 
This verse, in the most sold book on the faith of the earth, the Bible, a book presented by G-d, the creator of all who knows us best, teaches that G-d doesn't share his power with any other forces or beings. He is One and Only. He instructs us to recognize this fact like everything else in the Bible for our own good.
 
On a deeper level, mysticism teaches, "there is none other", there is nothing else in the universe but the energy of G-d.
 
The heavens and the earth, all the masses and multitudes in the upper galaxies where all created from nothing. G-d was, G-d is and G-d will forever be. The only real existence is G-d and, it is out of G-d that the world was created. A miraculous feat only G-d can accomplish. The essence and matter of the universe is essentially G-dliness in the form of what appears as the world we see all around us.
 
That is why within the DNA of the universe and within each person there are so many similarities with the properties of G-dliness.
 
We are not bodies inhabited by souls. We are souls experiencing our lives through bodies. The substance and matter of the world is a communication and manifestation from G-d and therefore every moment of its existence it is dependent on G-ds kindness that it remain the world that it is.
 
This knowledge and understanding is extremely powerful in many areas of our lives and therefore the Bible instructs us to, "place it in our hearts." Our desires, our will, and our emotions must line up with this reality. When the feelings of our heart reach this awareness, deep down inside ourselves, we are less anxious, we worry less, we are more optimistic and more confident in ourselves and in our place in this world.
 
The distance between knowing, and feeling, this awareness in our heart is at least as great as the distance between knowing, and not knowing, this concept. Not knowing or not being aware of this concept represents a total black hole in our minds, there is nothing there of this awareness when we don't know. In a similar fashion,  having the awareness that the only real existence in this world is all and  only G-dliness but not working on drawing this awareness in our hearts will have absolutely no presence or influence in our character and behavior.
 
Were someone to think that there is anyone or anything outside of G-d that has any control or even influence over our own lives or anything for that matter, this thought would be a denial in the above principle of faith that there is only G-d and He shares his power with nothing outside Himself.
 
It really doesn't take much for someone to look around and see the hand of G-d, the unexpected and out of our own control events that take place on a day to day basis to realize there is much more than anyone can take credit for. The day itself, the world itself, cries out this fact is we only train our eyes to see.
 
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 Inspiration from the Lubavitcher Rebbe
 

Just be Happy.  
 
 
The Baal Shem Tov taught that true happiness is the high road to G-d.
 
"Serve G-d with happiness!" sings the psalmist. And the Baal Shem Tov explained,  
 
"The happiness itself is your service of G-d."
 
Moshiach Matters.
 
 
Moses beseached G-d, "Let me go over and see the good land" (Deut 3:23-25)
 
Why did Moses so desire to enter the land?  
 
"The Jewish people have been given many commandments that can only be done in the Land of Israel.  
 
Let me therefore enter the land so that they can all be performed through me," he reasoned, explains the Talmud.  
 
Moses' motivation was not personal.  
 
Had he merited to accompany the Jewish people into Israel, the Final Redemption would have commenced, without having to endure subsequent exiles and wait thousands of years for Moshiach.
 
(The Lubavitcher Rebbe)
 
 
Action - 
Counts the most.
 
 
Lest you corrupt yourselves and make a graven image (Deut. 4:16)
 
Why did Moses have to remind the Jewish people not to make graven images.  
 
They had just spent 40 years in the desert and had seen open miracles and wonders!  
 
Weren't they on such a high spiritual level that making a graven image would be unthinkable?  
 
From this we learn that a person must never think that he is beyond temptation.  
 
One must be ever on guard, even against those sins that appear to have no attraction.
 
(Sifrei Musar)
 
 
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NO ECHO??



In this week's Torah portion, Va'etchanan, Moses describes the Revelation at Mount Sinai to the younger generation of Jews who were about to enter the Land of Israel. He describes the voice of G-d, saying: "A great voice, which did not continue." One of the explanations that the Midrash offers for this is that G-d's voice did not have an echo.
 
The Midrash's answer seems to beg a few questions. How does the absence of an echo indicate greatness? If the voice was indeed strong, would it not have produced an echo? Furthermore, why did G-d perform such a miracle? Since miracles are not performed unnecessarily, why would G-d seemingly change the laws of nature just so that His voice would not produce an echo?
 
An echo is produced when sound waves hit an object. When the sound waves reach a wall, a mountain, or any such obstacle, they are bounced right back. The only condition necessary to produce an echo is that the object deflecting the sound waves must be strong and rigid. If the object is soft and yielding, the sound will be absorbed and no echo will result.
 
This physical phenomenon will explain why G-d's voice on Mount Sinai had no echo. When G-d said, "I am the L-rd your G-d," His voice was so overwhelmingly powerful that there was nothing in the world that was strong enough to deflect the sound. G-d's voice actually penetrated the physical world. Every object in the world, from the inanimate to the higher forms of life, absorbed the G-dly voice and was affected by it.
 
The phenomenon of the Revelation at Sinai is akin to what will take place in the Messianic Era, described in these words: "And the Glory of G-d will be revealed, and all flesh will see." Even our very bodies will be able to perceive G-dliness. So it was at the Revelation. All of physical reality absorbed the Revelation of the G-dly voice.
 
This is why G-d's voice had no echo. This was not a miracle; the laws of nature were not at all abrogated. It is in keeping with natural law that when a sound is absorbed, no echo is produced. And since the Voice was totally integrated into physical reality, there was nothing that could bounce the sound back. Therefore, the absence of an echo shows the infinite strength of the voice, rather than the opposite.
 
This phenomenon did not occur only once in the history of the world. Whenever a Jew studies Torah, the holy voice of Torah penetrates the physical surroundings and elevates the world. Our Sages say that in the World To Come, "the very beams of the house will bear witness," for they have been absorbing all the holiness produced when a person learns Torah in his home. (This explains why many tzadikim commanded that their coffins be made from the wood of their desks and tables where they learned Torah and gave food to the poor, for the Torah and mitzvot were "absorbed" by the very planks themselves!)
 
The power of Torah is such that nothing can stand in its way. The world was created in such a manner as to enable the continuing voice of Revelation to penetrate the corporeal world even today.
 
Adapted from the works of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.
 
It Once Happened.


Run after honor??   It will run away from you. 
 
In the town of Anipoli, there were two rabbis. One, was the great Chasidic master Reb Zusha. The other was the town rabbi, who was no supporter of the nascent Chasidic movement
 
Reb Zusha was beloved by all for his humility and cheerful attitude. The rabbi, however, was not so popular with the townspeople. Although a man of great learning, he was always concerned that he was not being accorded enough respect. His quest for honor led him down a slippery slope to anger and resentment.
 
One winter night, the rabbi's thoughts turned to the wedding he had attended the week before. The father of the bride, Reb Moshe, was a wealthy philanthropist. The entire town had been invited to join in the family's simcha (happy occasion). As the rabbi of Anipoli, this rabbi expected to receive great respect. But in the end, he had received nothing but insults. No place at the head table had been reserved for him and he was served leftover food! To top it all off, he was not invited to lead the Grace After Meals!
 
Who had been given all of these honors? Reb Zusha! The rabbi recalled Reb Zusha, in his tattered clothes, sitting at the head table. Reb Zusha sat in front of a plate piled high with delicious foods. When the meal was over, Reb Zusha was honored with leading the Grace After Meals.
 
"What is his secret?" wondered the rabbi. "He has nothing, and is always happy. I seemingly have everything, and I am always angry!
 
Though the hour was late and the night bitterly cold, the rabbi decided he had to have his answer. He bundled himself up and started trudging through the snow-covered streets.
 
Eventually, the rabbi arrived at Reb Zushe's broken-down hovel. Reb Zusha warmly welcomed the rabbi inside.
 
The rabbi got straight to the point. "How is it that you are always so happy and content," the rabbi asked, "while I am always resentful and angry?"
 
"It's nothing very mystical," Reb Zusha replied. "Let me explain with an example. Do you remember the wedding of Reb Moshe's daughter?" Reb Zusha asked.
 
"Of course I do," the rabbi replied in a huff.
 
"Do you remember what happened when the special messenger arrived at your door with your personally delivered invitation?" Reb Zusha continued.
 
How could Reb Zushe possibly know what had happened, the rabbi wondered.
 
"You demanded to see the guest list," Reb Zusha said. "When you saw that you were fourteenth on the list, you became so angry you almost crumpled up the paper in your hands. Is this correct?"
 
"But I am the rabbi of Anipoli," the rabbi protested. "I deserve to be shown honor."
 
"True," replied Reb Zusha, "but did you happen to notice that the people ahead of you were Reb Moshe's relatives? Your name actually headed the list of those people outside of the family circle. But because you were looking out for your honor, you didn't see this. You became so angry at Reb Moshe that you hatched a plan."
 
The rabbi remembered. He had decided that the family did not deserve the honor of having him attend the wedding ceremony. He would teach them by arriving in the middle of the meal.
 
"By the time you arrived, the hall was packed," said Reb Zusha. "The whole town had been invited and there weren't any empty seats. Reb Moshe finally spotted you. What happened next?"
 
"Reb Moshe escorted me to the head table," the rabbi replied. "But..."
 
"What's the 'but' for?" prodded Reb Zushe gently.
 
"There wasn't any room for me at the head table," the rabbi complained. "They had to squeeze me in. It was insulting. Don't they know who I am? And what about the waiters? Explain their rude behavior," challenged the rabbi.
 
"It was a wedding," said Reb Zusha. "There were so many people. True, the waiters didn't see you, but someone else did. Isn't that right?"
 
The rabbi nodded his head in agreement. As soon as his host, Reb Moshe, had noticed that he was sitting with an empty plate, the wealthy philanthropist himself immediately went to the kitchen to get the rabbi some food.
 
Reb Moshe returned and apologized profusely. All that was left was a small piece of chicken and a few vegetables. The rabbi refused the plate that his host offered and told Reb Moshe exactly what he thought. Reb Moshe apologized once more, and then went back to his seat.
 
"For the rest of the evening," Reb Zusha said, "you radiated such negativity that no one dared to approach you. Is it any wonder that you were not asked to lead the Grace After Meals?"
 
"Now what happened to Reb Zusha," continued Reb Zusha, who always referred to himself in the third person. "When Reb Zusha opened his door he couldn't believe his eyes. To think that Reb Moshe, one of the pillars of the town, should invite Reb Zusha to share in his simcha - and send a messenger to personally deliver the invitation! Such honor! Such kindness!
 
"Reb Zusha was so overcome with joy for the family," Reb Zusha said, "that when the happy day finally arrived he rushed to the hall two hours before the wedding to see if he could help with the preparations. Reb Zusha thought he might be asked to set up, but what happened? Reb Moshe asked him to officiate. at the chupa!
 
"After the ceremony, Reb Zusha entered the hall and saw that it was packed. He would be happy to stand in a corner and eat his meal there if there was no room for him at any table. Suddenly, Reb Moshe took him by the arm and personally escorted him to a fine seat at the head table.
 
"Waiters came and began heaping food on Reb Zusha's plate. Reb Zusha was so overcome by all this kindness that he just had to get up and thank his host. He blessed the bride and groom with all his heart, and was about to go back to his seat when Reb Moshe stopped him.
 
"Reb Moshe then said such kind words to Reb Zusha. 'Reb Zusha, you're so filled with simcha for us, will you please honor me by leading us in the Grace After Meals?'
 
"Reb Zusha went home happy that night. But you, my honored rabbi, went home angry. The reason is simple. You expected everything, and got nothing. I expected nothing, was happy with nothing, and got it all."