Yesterday I received a daily Emunah lesson by Rabbi David Ashear and was struck by something that he wrote.
The Chovot Halevavot writes in the name of someone who deeply trusted in Hashem in his days, a thousand years ago. He said: "מעולם לא קרה שהשכמתי בבוקר במצב מסוים והשתוקקתי להמצא במצב אחר"- "I never woke up in the morning wishing that I had a different life.
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An antidote for jealousy
Ukrainian nationalists in Kiev chanted “Jews out” in German at a New Year’s Day march celebrating the birthday of a Nazi collaborator whose troops killed thousands of Jews.
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A couple of questions from yesterday's State Department briefing.
Yesterday, the UN Human Rights Council was formed and elected Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, China, Cuba, Iraq, Qatar, Burundi, Bangladesh, United Arab Emirate to the council. I guess you know they pick members on the basis – on the merits of their own record of human rights. Do you have any comment on that?
Okay. Fine. Of course, the speech came in the aftermath of Resolution 2334, which said that the settlements were illegal and so on. But I reviewed all the settlements that preceded it, which is 446, 452, 465, 478, and they are all – they all had much stronger language, but the reasons the settlements went unabated and with such vigor is the fact that there was no mechanism. So would you recommend – either would you take some steps now in the remaining time that this Administration has, let’s say between now and the 20th, to perhaps introduce a mechanism to make these – to make good on these UN resolutions? Or would you recommend to the coming administration – suggest a roadmap on how you can come up with the kind of mechanism to give teeth to these resolutions?