Self Empowerement

Jokes

"Serve G-d in Joy, come
before Him
in song"


The speaker at our woman's club was lecturing on marriage and
asked the audience how many of us wanted to "mother" our husbands.
One member in the back row raised her hand.
"You do want to mother your husband?" the speaker asked.
"Mother?" the woman echoed. "I thought you said smother."




A teenager lost a contact lens while playing basketball in his driveway. After a fruitless search, he told his mother the lens was nowhere to be found. Undaunted, she went outside and in a few minutes, returned with the lens in her hand. "How did you manage to find it, Mom?" the teenager asked. "We weren't looking for the same thing," she replied. "You were looking for a small piece of plastic. I was looking for $150."
Our society is doomed..............



IDIOT SIGHTING IN FOOD SERVICE

My daughter went to a local Taco Bell and ordered a taco.
She asked the person behind the counter for 'minimal lettuce.'
He said he was sorry, but they only had iceburg lettuce.
-- From Kansas City


IDIOT SIGHTING

I was at the airport, checking in at the gate when an airport employee asked,
'Has anyone put anything in your baggage without your knowledge?'
To which I replied, 'If it was without my knowledge, how would I know?'
He smiled knowingly and nodded, 'That's why we ask.'

Happened in Birmingham , Ala.
Shabbat
Rosh Chodesh
June 7, 2013
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True self Empowerement


Why are people so afraid to use the word, G-d?

They have no problem with, "Universe", "the energy force", "love", " Universal energy", " Infinity ", "Ultimate Reality", "Cosmic Energy", " Mother nature ", and the list goes on to name just a few vague designations and aliases. Does anyone really understand what these names mean specifically? Or is it just some feel good distraction into an otherworldly outer space?

What does Mother Nature mean, and who created Mother Nature? What makes anyone so sure the "ultimate reality" is "Love"? How and where does intelligence and wisdom fit into the picture? What makes you so sure with any of these names, that it is so perfect?

If you walked into a factory producing from raw ingredients a delicious mouthwatering freshly baked pastry and then, packed ever so neatly into an attractive package, would you refer to the "cosmic force" who designed the entire process for the sake of love? Or, would you have no problem referring to the person or people behind this wonderful process, as intelligent wise engineers? That would also mean you have to pay for the pastry before you walk out of this factory.

Could anyone be considered rational and suggest a jumbo jet or a 100 story building built years ago and discovered in the desert somewhere, came together by some freak of nature and a confluence of winds and energies that happened to put this intricate combination of substances and machinery together?

So why should anyone think, human beings who keep on popping out to the world just happen by itself? Why should anyone think for a moment that the intricate design of one atom just got wafted and propelled by itself, into its state of existence?

It is pretty sensible, and VERY logical, to consider the world as the creation of a wise and intelligent creator. This, besides all the personal testimony that is recorded for example in the book of the Bible. The problem is then one must ask, so why did He/She create the world? What does this intelligent force want from me? Why was I, created?

People would rather ignore good sense than the thought and feelings of more responsibilities and guilt that comes with the realization that perhaps there is a G-d. People don't want to feel controlled and ordered what to do and what not to do by the mission they were sent here to accomplish.

The problem is, if one doesn't commit themselves to the limitations and reality of the compass, while they journey the rough seas of life, they stand a good chance of never getting anywhere worthwhile. So while they may enjoy fishing every day and drifting along in freedom, the underlying awareness they aren't getting anywhere must eventually gnaw at their consciousness, that in truth they are lost and just drifting about meaninglessly and senselessly.

When a person acknowledges and unceasingly works on personally appreciating, there is a G-d, always was and always will be, who is by His very nature infinite. This G-d, since He is infinite surpasses any male female description, and incorporates the ultimate perfection of everything. This G-d in all His perfect wisdom created a Universe that is way beyond the comprehension of any human being now or forever . This G-d in all His glory created me, and I am as important to G-d as the greatest planet in the universe because, in front of infinity, nothing is more than the other, everything receives equal attention.

This is true self-empowerment. This is ultimately, the greatest personal assurance in life, which carries lasting and deep, peace of mind

Living with the Rebbe.
The Rebbe Writes,
This Tues...

Gimmel Tammuz ( Tuesday June 11, 2013).
The date itself, while ingrained in the minds of Lubavitcher Chasidim around the globe, has significance for all Jews and, indeed the entire world population.


Although we have not seen the Rebbe with our physical eyes since Gimmel Tammuz 19 years ago, his presence in the lives of his hundreds of thousands of Chasidim and millions of admirers is evident. And the Rebbe's involvement in the thousands of institutions he established, and the dozens of institutions set up since Gimmel Tammuz, is palpable.

Gimmel Tammuz is the third day in the Hebrew month of Tammuz.

The number three has much significance in Jewish teachings. Our Sages teach that the world stands on three pillars: Torah study, prayer, and acts of kindness. In addition, they teach that the Tzadik is the foundation of the entire world.

What has been the thrust of the Rebbe, the foundation of the world, in his decades of leadership? As is well-known to our readers, since the Rebbe's acceptance of the mantle of leadership he stated clearly the purpose of our generation, the seventh generation, is to bring the Redemption.

In hundreds of public addresses, the Rebbe elucidated how we can accomplish this in a three-fold campaign: through Torah study, prayer, and acts of kindness.

Our Torah study should be increased in all areas of Jewish knowledge in general, Chasidic philosophy in particular, and specifically those matters found everywhere in Jewish teachings that deal with Moshiach and the Redemption.

Our prayers should be suffused with heartfelt requests of G-d to bring the Redemption, crying out "How much longer?" and even to the point of demanding the Redemption (as explained by the Chofetz Chaim).

Lastly, through love of our fellow Jew in general and even simple acts of kindness and good deeds, we can prepare ourselves for the Redemption and hasten its inception.

May we be together with the Rebbe this year on Gimmel Tammuz, not just "feeling" his presence but actually seeing the Rebbe, leading us to the Holy Land and ushering in the complete and eternal Redemption.
It Once happened
"He is a great man and performs miracles, even these days! I had a miracle through him!"



by Rahel Davidoff

I had travelled to Crown Heights, Brooklyn, from London, England, for the Convention of Chabad-Lubavitch Women Emissaries this year. At one point during my visit, my daughter and I took a cab to a different Brooklyn neighborhood. The cab driver was friendly and told us of his background; he was raised in Ghana. He then asked me if I belonged to the Lubavitch community in Crown Heights. When I told him I was Lubavitch, but lived overseas, he asked, "Do you visit the Grand Rabbi's grave?"

Without waiting for an answer, he exclaimed, "He is a great man and performs miracles, even these days! I had a miracle through him!"

He enthusiastically continued his story: "A few years ago, I was badly injured in a car accident. I couldn't drive for a full year, and since driving is my livelihood, I was left without any way to earn money. To make matters worse, I didn't fill out my insurance claims properly, so I didn't receive any payments. I was left with nothing. Somehow, I made it through the year, and then went back to work driving my cab.

"One day someone from the Crown Heights Lubavitch community asked me to drive him to the cemetery in Queens. He went to pray at the Grand Rabbi's resting place, while I waited for him in my car outside, by the curb. I thought to myself, 'Why don't I ask for a blessing?' I had driven enough people to the resting place to know what to do; you write a letter with your request.
So, that's exactly what I did. Then I thought, 'If you, Grand Rabbi, represent us humans to the G-d on high, you can do it from anywhere.' I took my letter and slipped it through the wire fence near the street.

"Let me tell you what happened. Within a week, I received full payment from my insurance company for the entire year, all in one lump sum. You can't imagine what that meant for me! But wait, I have another miracle to share with you, that happened with my friend:

"I have a friend from Ghana who lives with his wife in Canada. He came to New York to visit me. When he arrived, he looked so downcast and miserable. I didn't want to pry into his business, but I wanted to be helpful. I said to him, 'You look like you have worries, I know a place you can get blessings that will help you...come let me take you there.'

"My friend agreed and I took him to the Queens cemetery. By mistake, I came on Saturday and realized it was not a good day to come, so we headed back. However, I told him I could take him on Sunday. We went on Sunday and he prayed. The next day he returned to Canada.

"A few days later, I called him to find out if anything improved after his visit to the Grand Rabbi. He answered, 'You will not believe this, you called just as my wife and I reached home, after our day in court! Let me have my wife tell you all about it.' His wife got on the phone to explain.

"They were brought to court over an eviction case. They had not been able to pay taxes and were about to lose their home. They tried pleading for an easier payment term, to make payment plans...but the government refused. The day I called him was the last day of their hearing where the judge was expected to give the final verdict.

"Well, my friend was running late and asked his wife to go ahead of him, and he would meet her shortly in court. When he got there, he noticed his wife was trying to tell him something, speaking so fast, 'Talk to our lawyer! Go! He'll tell you what happened!'

"My friend hurried to his lawyer to hear what his wife was so excited about. The lawyer told him that his case was canceled, annulled, without any explanations! He no longer owed any taxes and he could keep his home! His wife was so shocked and euphoric by this sudden turn of events, this, after such a long period of terrible anxiety, thinking she would lose her house.

"Then, the cherry on top. My friend's son, who lives in Europe, called home. He had a strange illness for awhile. He called to tell his parents that all of the sudden, he felt better as if he never experienced his illness in the first place. They were just overjoyed by all these blessings! Like I said, the Grand Rabbi is making miracles happen these days!"

How amazing it was for me to see that non-Jews also recognize and experience that the Rebbe is with us...it's up to us to do our part!

Reprinted from the N'Shei Chabad Convention Journal 2013
Candle Lighting.
Candle Lighting time in
North Palm Beach Florida

 

June 7, 2013
7:54 p.m.
Shabbat is over
8:53 p.m.
Quick Fix Inspiration from the Lubavitcher Rebbe

Your will ??

If you do His will only because it makes sense to you,

then what does it have to do with Him?

You are doing your will.

You're back in prison

Moshiach Matters.

The mitzva (commandment) of guarding the Tabernacle in the desert, and later the Holy Temple, is in this week's Torah portion.

This mitzva was purely ceremonial, to arouse respect for the holy site.

Even after the destruction, the sanctity of Holy Temple's site remains in full force.

Why then don't we guard it even during the exile?

Until Moshiach comes, speedily in our days, the Jewish people is in danger from the nations of the world. This applies even when the Holy Land is in Jewish hands - and even when peace treaties have been signed with our enemies.

As "saving even one life takes precedence over the entire Torah," for reasons of safety we are unable to perform the mitzva of guarding the site of the Holy Temple today.

(The Lubavitcher Rebbe)
Action - Counts the most.
And Moses sent to call Datan and Aviram (Num. 16:12)

It states in the Talmud (Sanhedrin 106): "From this we learn that one should not 'hold on' to controversy."

Even if several attempts to make peace have been made without success, it is forbidden to throw up one's hands and assume that nothing more can be done.

Rather, one must continue one's efforts until peace is attained.

Thus despite the fact that Moses had already spoken to Datan and Aviram several times, he attempted one more time to dissuade them.

(Rabbi Yitzchak of Vorky)
More, on the third- Gimmel Tammuz.
Joshua (Yehoshua) was born Hoshea ben Nun from the tribe of Efraim.

He was Moses's faithful disciple for 40 years. He was one of the 12 spies sent by Moses to scout out the Land of Israel in preparation for its conquest.

He was Moses' successor and led the people in conquering the Land.

During a battle in Givon on 3 Tammuz 1273 bce, Joshua commanded the sun to stay in the sky until the battle was won.

Joshua was second in the chain of transmitting the Oral Torah from Moses to the 70 Elders