Rabbi Yehuda Lave

The Benefits of Happiness

Happiness is more precious than wealth. Commit your total self to master it. What will it take to make a strong commitment? Be aware of all the benefits of living a joyous life. Beyond all emotional, health, and material benefits, when you experience happiness and joy, you will be able to attain profound spiritual awareness and love for the Creator.

As the revered Chazon Ish wrote, "When a person merits becoming aware of the reality of the Almighty's existence, he will experience limitless joy. All of the pleasures of this world are as nothing compared to the intense pleasure of a person cleaving to his Creator." (Emunah U'bitochon 1:9)

 

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Misunderstood laws of physics

1 . Law of Mechanical Repair   - After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you'll have to pee. 

2. Law of Gravity - Any tool, nut, bolt, screw, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible place in the universe. 

3. Law of Probability - The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act. 

4. Law of Random Numbers -If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal; someone always answers. 

5. Variation Law - If you change lines (or traffic lanes), the one you were in will always move faster than the one you are in now. 

6. Law of the Bath   - When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone will ring. 

7. Law of Close Encounters- The probability of meeting someone you know INCREASES dramatically when you are with someone you don't want to be seen with. 

8. Law of the Result - When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, IT WILL!!! 

9. Law of Biomechanics   -The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the difficulty of the reach. 

10 . Law of the Theater & Sports Arena - At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle, always arrive last. They are the ones who will leave their seats several times to go for food, beer, or the toilet and who leave early before the end of the performance or the game is over. The folks in the aisle seats come early, never move once, have long gangly legs or big bellies and stay to the bitter end of the performance. The aisle people also are very surly folk. 

11. The Coffee Law - As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold. 

12. Murphy's Law of Lockers - If there are only 2 people in a locker room, they will have adjacent lockers and the other person is someone you dislike. 

13. Law of Physical Surfaces -

The chances of an open-faced jelly sandwich landing face down on a floor are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet or rug. 

14. Law of Logical Argument- Anything is possible IF you don't know what you are talking about. 

15.   Law of Physical Appearance - If the clothes fit, they're ugly, have a hole or are out of style. 

16.
 Law of Public Speaking -- A CLOSED MOUTH GATHERS NO FEET! 

17. Law of Commercial Marketing Strategy - As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it OR the store will stop selling it! 

18. Doctors' Law - If you don't feel well, make an appointment to go to the doctor, by the time you get there, you'll feel better. But don't make an appointment and you'll stay sick.

 

The Jump of his life--no parachute

JEWISH TRIVIA to ponder....not all guaranteed.

 

The Roosevelt's were Jewish Dutch, arriving in NYC in 1682 (Original name
Claes Rosenvelt before name change to Nicholas Roosevelt) Sarah Delano,
FDR's mother, was descended from Sephardic Jews.

 

Joseph Stalin was originally named Joseph David Djugashvili (translating
into "son of a Jew..") All 3 of the women he married were Jewish.

 

Dwight Eisenhower's father was a Swedish Jew and was so identified in the
West Point Yearbook of 1915.

 

 

 

INTERESTING JEWISH FACTS

 

  1. Lillian Friedman married Cruz Rivera. They named their baby Geraldo
    Miguel Rivera (Funny, it doesn't sound Jewish.) Since, according to Jewish
    Law, anyone born to a Jewish mother is Jewish, Geraldo Rivera is Jewish. As
    were, among others: Fiorello Laguardia, Winston Churchill and Cary Grant, as explained below.

 

  1. Fiorello Laguardia's mother's name was Jacobson. His father was not
    Jewish. Laguardia spoke seven languages - including Hebrew and Yiddish -fluently.

 

  1. Winston Churchill's mother's name was Jenny Jerome.

 

  1. Cary Grant's mother, Elsie, was Jewish. His father, Elias Leach, was not.
    Grant's original name was Archibald Alexander Leach. (Robin Leach is his
    First cousin).

 

  1. Peter Sellers' mother, Margaret Marks, was Jewish. His father, Bill
    Sellers, was Protestant. Peter's real name is Richard Henry Sellers.

 

  1. David Bowie's mother is Jewish, his father is not. One of Bowie's album
    covers discusses his Jewish ancestry. His real name: David Stenton Haywood
    Jones.

 

  1. Robert DeNiro's mother is Jewish; his father is not.

 

  1. Shari Belafonte's mother is Jewish. Her father, Harry, has a Jewish
    Grandfather.

 

  1. Olivia Newton John's Jewish grandfather was a Nobel Prize winning
    Physicist.

 

  1. Harrison Ford's mother is Russian Jewish, his father is Irish Catholic.

 


ALWAYS GOOD TO KNOW AND REMEMBER!

 

Fact: The first theater to be used solely for the showing of motion pictures
was built by a Jew (Adolf Zukor).

 

Fact: The first full-length sound picture, The Jazz Singer was produced by
the Jewish Samuel L. Goldwyn & Louis B.Mayer (MGM).

 

Fact: A Jew (Dr. Abraham Waksman) coined the term antibiotics.

 

Fact: A Polish Jew (Casimir Funk) who pioneered a new field of medical
research gave us a word now common in our language-vitamins.

 

Fact: The first successful operation for appendicitis was performed by a Jewish surgeon (Dr. Simon Baruch)

 

Fact: The doctor (Dr.Abraham Jacobi) hailed as America's father of
Pediatrics was a Jew.

 

Fact: Until a Jewish doctor (Dr. Siccary) showed differently, Americans
believed the tomato was poisonous.

 

Fact: Jewish Levi ["Levi's"] Strauss (inventor of jeans) is the largest
clothing retailer in the world.

 

Fact: In 1909, four Jews were among the 60 multi cultural signers of the
Call to the National Action, which resulted in the creation of the NAACP.

 

Fact: A Jew (Emile Berliner) is the man who developed the modern day
phonograph. While Thomas Edison was working out a type of phonograph that
used a cylinder as a record, Berliner invented a machine that would play a
disc. The machine he patented was called the gramophone, and the famous RCA
trademark is a picture of a dog listening to "his master's voice" on
Berliner's device. The gramophone was superior to Edison's machine. In
short, Emile Berliner made possible the modern record industry. His company
was eventually absorbed by the Victor Talking Machine Company, now known as
RCA.

 

Fact: Jewish Louis B. Mayer (MGM) created the idea for the Oscar.

 

Fact: European Jews are the founding fathers of all the Hollywood Studios.

 

Fact: Jews comprise a mere 1/4 of 1% (13 million) of the population (6 Billion).

 

Fact: 99% of the world is non Jewish.

 

Fact: Three of greatest & most influential thinkers dominating the 20th Century were Jewish - Einstein, Freud, and Marx.

 

Fact: The most popular selling Christmas song ("White Christmas") was
written by a Jew. (Irving Berlin)

 

Fact: Of the 660 Nobel prizes from 1901-1990, 160 have been won by Jews. In the end, Jews win more Nobel prizes than any other ethnicity. They win 40x more than should be expected of them, based upon their small population numbers.

 

Fact: A Jew (Dr. Jonas Salk) is the creator of the first Polio Vaccine.

 

Fact: Jews (Hayam Solomon & Isaac Moses) are responsible for creating the
first modern banking institutions.

 

Fact: Jews also created the first department stores of the 19th century: The
Altmans, Gimbels, Kaufmanns, Lazaruses, Magnins, Mays, Strausses became
leaders of major department stores. Julius Rosenwald revolutionized the way
Americans purchased goods by improving Sears Roebuck's mail order
merchandising. Hart, Schaffner, Marx, Kuppenheimer and Levi Strauss became
household names in men's clothing.

 

Fact: Jewish Marc Chagall (born Segal , Russia ) is one of the great 20th
Century painters.

 

Fact: English Jewish financiers such as Isaac Goldsmid, Nathan Rothschild,
David Salomons, and Moses Montefiore, whose fortunes helped England become
an empire.

 

Fact: In 1918, Detroit, a Jew (Max Goldberg) opened the "first" commercial
parking lot.

 

Fact: In 1910, a Jew (Louis Blaustein) and his son opened the "first" gas
station, eventually founding AMOCO OIL. One of the richest oil families in the world.

 

Fact: A Jew (Dr. Albert Sabin) developed the first "oral polio vaccine."

 

Fact: A Jew (Steven Spielberg) is the most successful filmmaker since the
advent of film.

 

Fact: A Jewish poet's (Emma Lazarus) famous poem, The New Collossus¡ appears
as the inscription on the Statue Of Liberty.

 

Fact: Jewish Harry Houdini (Weiss) is the father of Magic/Illusion.

 

Fact: Jewish Abraham is the father of the world's 3 major religions: Judaism, Christianity & Islam (ancestors of the Hebrew & Arabic peoples).

 

Fact: Jews are the oldest of any people on earth still around with their
national identity and cultural heritage intact.

 

Fact: George & Ira Gershwin & Irving Berlin (Jews) are three of the most
prolific composers of the 20th century.

 

Fact: Isadore & Nathan Straus (Jews) - "Abraham & Straus," eventually became
sole owners of Macy's (world's largest department store) in 1896.

 

Fact: Dr. Paul Ehrlich (Jew) - physician, Nobel Prize in 1908 for curing
syphilis.

 

Fact: Armand Hammer (Jew) - "Arm & Hammer," physician & businessman
originated the largest trade between U. S. and Russia.

 

Fact: Louis Santanel (Jew) was the financier who provided the funds for
Columbus ' voyage to America.

 

Fact: Sherry Lansing (Jew) of Paramount Pictures, became the first woman
president of a major Hollywood studio.

 

Fact: Flo Zigfield (Jew) of "Zigfield Follies," is the creator of American burlesque.

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