Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Little Cavemen

Little boys are miniature cavemen. If you ever wonder if the Neanderthal were real, watch a bunch of little boys at play.
Much like their ancestors, these little men are obsessed with fire....trying to set anything they can on fire.....they love to chase any living thing (including each other and their siblings) with large sticks while screaming....just like the Neanderthal running after a large dinosaur while yelling and waving a large weapon made from a gigantic stick. No fear.
This observation was made today while help to take my daughter's nursery class on an outing to the park. Needless to say, the boys were interested in totally different things as my previous paragraph states.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Why are Jews converting to Islam?

Why are so many Jews converting to Islam? Jewish people of all ages are seeking something more from religion....something deeper and more meaningful, but they think that Judaism doesn't have anything to offer....it's an old religion full of empty ritual without depth and feeling. They see the beauty of other religions: the music, scents, exotic dress and a mystical feel. What they don't realize is is that a true closeness to G-d, the One G-d of Abraham is found right in their own "back yard." We Jews have a deep and powerful spiritual heritage just waiting to be tapped into......a wellspring of Torah, vibrant and alive, ready to burst forth once the well is opened. Open the well! Open the well!
Every aspect of Jewish life has spiritual meaning.....from the moment we get up in the morning when we thank G-d that He allowed us another day of life then washing our hands to saying our morning prayers to saying a bracha ( blessing) over everything we eat and drink to the end of the day when we lie down to sleep and we say: "SHEMA YISROEL HASHEM ELOKAINU HASHEM ECHAD." "HEAR O ISRAEL, THE L-RD OUR G-D, THE L-RD IS ONE."
If you're looking for deeper meaning to life, look to the faith of our people....look to the G-d of our forefathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and our fore mothers, Sarah, Rebeca, Rachel and Leah. Look to the Torah that G-d gave to Moses on Mt. Sinai....that will give you the spiritual nourishment for which your soul hungers. Open the well! Open the well!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

What we say and how we say it.

Does it really matter the words we say and the tone we use to convey our message? "Who cares?" you ask...."I'm not close with them....they're not in 'my crowd.' What does "our crowd" mean? What makes one person not eligible to be "included?" And who are we to include or exclude? Does G-d do that? When we pray, does He say, "Hey...YOU? You aren't in 'my crowd!" "What's your background? Where are your parents from? Give me your resume first, then we'll talk!" Are we better than G-d?
Just a side note: When Moshiach comes, is someone going to be chupadik enough to stand up and ask, "Hey! Are you frum from birth? Where did your parents come from? We need to know before we follow you!" Of course our Righteous Moshiach will have to be from the lineage of King David. Hashem is waiting on US to get our acts together....baseless hatred destroyed our 2nd Beis Hamikdash....only PURE LOVE/AHAVAS YISRAEL will bring Moshiach and rebuild our 3rd Beis Hamikdash!
The point is, when and where will this judgement upon our brothers and sisters end? The world is going crazy right before our eyes and we are worried about lineage? Have WE gone completely crazy? Do we stop and think to remember what the Torah and our sages of blessed memory say about Baal Tshuva and Converts? Did we forget that? Or maybe, we don't want to remember it....then we would be held accountable for our actions and words towards them! How did the Lubavitcher Rebbe treat others? Jews and non-Jews....we would do well to emulate him! Always a kind word and a smile to everyone he met....he didn't care about blood-lines....he loved people for who they were....nothing more...nothing less. Pure love! Remember: We have a Father/Tatta above who made the whole world...Jews and non-Jews....and He loves EVERYONE.....shouldn't we?

I don't know what I'm doing....

Okay....I don't know what I'm doing....I can't operate this blog spot so well....In fact, I clicked the wrong button and joined a following to follow myself and my blogs...I don't know how to undo that...so, now, I'm going to look like a schitzophrenic...great.....I'm trying to put my blog spot info on Facebook, but I can't figure it out, cuz my internet address to my blogspot doesn't work....either that, or "I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M DOING!"
I emailed my friend, Lisa to help me with this....OY! Will I ever figure out this technology? Lisa said it "is so simple, if I can do it, you can do it!" Jinx
Maybe she's correct, or....."I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M DOING!"
The other day, I tried to download music onto my ipod and totally messed it up....how is that possible? So, my husband had to come in and reset the idpod...which erased all the songs...then he had to reload all my music....this proved once again that.........."I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M DOING!" :)
So, until my friends come and rescue me and help me figure this blogspot out, I'll be waiting.....NOT KNOWING WHAT I'M DOING!

Today I'm cranky

I have been extremely cranky the past couple of weeks....call it spring fever or simply "tired of people's attitudes." I'm a relatively happy person....always having a smile for just about everyone....even those really nasty folks...but lately, I'm finding that harder and harder to do.....Maybe I'm just too sensitive....I feel like someone gave me my uterus back (I had a partial hyst. last year, but that's a blog unto itself). Why are people so damn mean and nasty? What's the point? Do they know they are acting like this or are they so self-absorbed into their own little worlds that they can't see how they treat others around them? Maybe they are unhappy with their spouse or maybe they have money issues....or maybe, just maybe...they are naturally nasty....that is a possibility.
I have to stop here, because I have to go teach....I'll write more later.