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My father never lived to see his dream come true of an
I once wanted to become an atheist but I gave up. They have no holidays.
Look at Jewish history. Unrelieved lamenting would be intolerable. So, for every ten Jews beating their breasts, God designated one to be crazy and amuse the breast beaters. By the time I was five I knew I was that one.
The time is at hand when the wearing of a prayer shawl and skullcap will not bar a man from the White House, unless, of course, the man is Jewish.
Even if you are Catholic, if you live in New York, you're Jewish. If you live in Butte, Montana, you are going to be a goy even if you are Jewish.
The remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served us nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.
Let me tell you the one thing I have against Moses. He took us forty years into the desert in order to bring us to the one place in the Middle East that has no oil!
Even a secret agent can't lie to a Jewish mother.
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and then don't say it.
Don't be humble; you are not that great.
I went on a diet, swore off drinking and heavy eating, and in fourteen days I had lost exactly two weeks.
-Joe E. Lewis
A spoken contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve immortality through not dying.
Whoever called it necking was a poor judge of anatomy.
A politician is a man who will double cross that bridge when he comes to it.
Too bad that all the people who know how to run this country are busy driving taxis and cutting hair.
A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours.
I don't want any yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth, even if it costs them their jobs.
Television is a medium because it is neither rare nor well done.
When I bore people at a party, they think it is their fault.
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Fear builds walls to bar the light. - Baal Shem Tov
Engage in Torah and charity even with an ulterior motive, for that habit of right doing will lead also to right motivation. - Talmud: Pesahim, 50b
The sword comes into the world because of justice delayed and because of justice perverted.- Ethics of the Fathers 5:8
Ever since Rabbi Akiba used the Passover seder to plan a revolutionary struggle against the Roman occupiers, the Jews have used the seder to begin concrete work on tikkun (healing and transformation).
- Rabbi Michael Lerner, the Tikkun Magazine Passover supplement 2006
To work out ends of righteousness and love are you called; not merely to enjoy or suffer.
- S.R. Hirsch, "Nineteen Letters," 1836
“Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself.” Golda Meir
The worship of God, though desirable as an end itself, can somehow never be in the right spirit, unless it impels one to the service of man. - Rabbi Mordechai Kaplan
Concentrate on three things and you will not fall into the grip of sin. Know from where you came, where you are going, and before Whom you will have to give account and reckoning.- Pirkei Avot 3:1
We cannot learn from general principles: there may be exceptions. - Johanan, Talmud: Kiddushin
A truly generous man is he that always gives, whether it be much or little, before he is asked.- Orchot Tsadiqim
The best security for old age: respect your children.- Sholem Asch
A Jew can be Jewish with God, against God, but not without God.- Elie Wiesel
He who promotes his own honor at the expense of his neighbor's has no portion in the world to come.- Judah b. Hanina, Genesis Rabbah
Even if all the world tells you, "You are righteous," consider yourself a sinner. - Rabbi Simlai
Prayer is meaningless unless it is subversive, unless it seeks to overthrow and to ruin the pyramids of callousness, hatred, opportunism and falsehood. The liturgical movement must become a revolutionary movement, seeking to overthrow the forces that continue to destroy the promise, the hope, the vision.- Abraham Joshua Heschel, "On Prayer"
Lose with truth and right rather than gain with falsehood and wrong.- Maimonides, "Tzavaah"
Seek the good in everyone, and reveal it, bring it forth.- Rabbi Nachman of Breslov (1772-1811), "Likutey Moharan"
Just as we love ourselves despite the faults we know we have, so should we love our neighbors despite the faults we see in them.- Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov
A man should never impose an overpowering fear upon his household. - Babylonian Talmud, Gittin 6b
If you add to the truth, you subtract from it.- The Talmud
Love unaccompanied by criticism is not love....Peace unaccompanied by reproof is not peace.- Genesis Rabbah 54:3
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After a year of Rabbi's recovery from truck smashing her, we once more have updated healing list to post:
phone consult and chat study available upon request. Email also welcome. Mail or donations [suggested $10-/mo] can be sent to Beit Torah [c/o Rabbi Adele, 2004 Shoshone Dr., CV 86323; 928-227-0582]. 5781 calendars here.
Healing thoughts and prayers for all in need and:
diagnosed with covid is 71 year old Dick Kohler, Sam K.’s uncle; John Vanore with cancer;
Rabbi Nina; Assaf Adam grieving over the recent passing of his Father;
Rabbi Shoshi’s brother, Moshe ben Etel; Beth Edwards ;Lena and her daughter; David S.;
Dan with crushed vertebrae, Sue Chapman with MCS and Tony Bucio with kidney problems.
Steve S.; Shlomo ben Chana; Tom, Maddy, Larry,
Rabbi Marie; Shelley [Rachel] A.; R’ Rafael Goldstein; David Ben-Zion and family; Valerie Allen;
Reuven ben Miriam with stage 4 pancreatic cancer; Bob ben Yehudit v’George;
Jack Korakas with late stage dementia; Patty and her daughter; Judy T. B.; Julie K. R.;
Shlomo ben Hinda, J.B. and Lana; Rick and Chrissy Kingston, Jeanne H.;
Yona Dvora bat Rushka Faegel z”l ; Cousin Mona Maggio; Rabbi Marc Ben-Meir,
Sam, Marta and Christian: Steve Kohler; Dave Horn; Martha’s daughter Mollie; Bruce with gout;
Rabbi Paul Walker fighting cancer; Mordecai ben Yitzah; Simha bat Sara v’Avraham;
Amber’s son Sean with Ehlers Danlos syndrome in wheel chair, doing well in high school;
Amber’s chronic PAIN; Betty & Leroy; Larry with spinal disc problems; Heather ;
Rabbi Barbara Aiello, Irit Tikvah bat Avraham v’Channah; and her husband Enrico;
Lisa T. ; Heidi’s sister, Karen; Ken’s Aunt Ruth; Both Selinger’s, Rob’s sister and brother-in-law;
Patrick’s cousin John Willis Lynch III; David Zeev for hernia surgery, Marcie Matthies;
Heather ‘s Mom Lynne, Uncle Joe; f-i-l; Anthony Deere w/ major back issues but improving;
Sara Turner, David West f-i-l; Daniel and Betty M., Michal Evenari [feeling 85 y.o.];
Zelda Itca bat Moshe z”l v’Rushka Faegel z”l; Sarah bat Yiddel and Joy, Elaine and Nicholas;
Yitzchak Moore, his mother Sarah and his aunt Dawn Moore; Rav Dan Wiko, Zeev ben Bayla; Tom,
Gene Murphy ; Eva Spivak Coffey; Wendy D. and her brother David; Wendy R. ;
Susan Grodman and her husband Dennis; Ami’s sister Ora ; Bob Berkowitz with skin cancer;
Yonatan ben Chava, Jake J. ; Susan Harris, Ira L., Susan’s son Robin;
Leslie L. and her siblings caring 24/7 for their declining Father…
All those suffering from the so many natural and man-made disasters worldwide and
All who are mourning the recent passing of beloved ones.
This month we remember Lois Toy and Yitzchak ben Eliezer and Ilana bat Yaacov's husband... amd Atira and Gila and Pat and Frank...
Save a Tree for Tu B'Shvat, Feb. 4, 2015
Pesach 5774 - It is with great sorrow that we confirm that Heather's missing cousin Michael Hayward, Jr. has been found deceased. Details are not yet known. Our hearts go out to Heather and her family and especially to his widow and orphaned 4 yr old son. Please send thoughts and prayers for healing to the family. Baruch Dayan Emet.
Historical Research Group
An initial introduction to the Sharlot Hall Archives occurred on Feb. 2nd. Three people so far have expressed interest in researching the history of the Jews and Jewish influence in the Prescott area. Results of the initial research session will be written up and posted. Anyone interested in participating, please contact 237-0390.
Additionally, discussion is open as to whether Beit Torah should consider a membership in the museum.
Thank You to:
A BIG Todah Rabah to Kathy for donating 2 small space heaters to tide us over until we find something more substantial. Another BIG Todah Rabah to Mr. Samuel Wolpow for his recent wonderful contribution of Jewish History books. Plus yet another BIG Todah Rabah to Stan for his donation to the library.