Sunday, November 19, 2017

The Story of Rosh Chodesh Kislev 5738-1977

Let yourself experience the timeline of this fascinating story as it took place.

Motty Steinmetz Sings at Ateres Shlomo Wedding

Motty Steinmetz Sings at the Wedding of the Daughter of Rosh Yeshivas Ateres Shlomo, Rav Shalom Ber Sorotzkin

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Defrost Windshield in Seconds with Weatherman's Solution

With temperatures set to plummet over the next few weeks, one weatherman has shared a handy hack for defrosting your windshield when you don't have de-icer to hand.

Meteorologist Ken Weathers, who is an East Tennessee WATE 6 News weatherman, posted a home video online, His tutorial involves mixing two parts Isopropyl alcohol, (also known as rubbing alcohol or surgical spirit), and one part water - things he says most people will already have in their house.

He advises mixing the two ingredients together and popping them in a spray bottle and then spritzing it over your windscreen.

As his video attests, after a few seconds, the windscreen becomes clear and he simply wipes away the excess solution. 

Weathers was subject to a few comments from unconvinced drivers who said the hack was dangerous and could crack a windscreen.

In response, he told the doubters that he'd consulted with body shops who informed him that if motorists wash or wax their car as recommended, there will be no damage.

He also notes that you can easily wipe the solution of without scraping or scrubbing too hard.
Another one of his viral videos saw him reveal how to protect your windscreen wipers in cold conditions.

He advises lifting the blades off the glass and covering them with old socks.

Take a Cable Car Ride to Jerusalem’s Old City

Jerusalem's Transport Authority is promoting a Cable Car from the "First Station" at German Colony to the Shiloah Gate (Dung Gate) of the Old City.

This Cable Car will be a public transport utility, and cost the same as the bus, or use free transfer via the Rav Card smart card system. The cable car, to run from the city’s First Station complex to the Old City’s Dung Gate — the main entrance to the Western Wall — aims to ease traffic in and around the maze of narrow streets in the ancient part of Jerusalem by whizzing visitors across the 1.4 km route (just under a mile) as the crow flies, in just 3.5 minutes.

Earlier in the year the cabinet approved the first phase of the joint project between the Tourism Ministry and Jerusalem Development Authority. The Tourism Ministry will cover the initial budget of NIS 15 million ($4.2 million) with the total cost of the project estimated at about NIS 200 million ($56 million).

The project, the brainchild of the Jerusalem City Council and its mayor, Nir Barkat, has stoked controversy because the route passes over parts of East Jerusalem.

Ohad Moskowitz - Yizkereim, Kol Berama - AT Production

Ohad Moskowitz Singing "Yizkereim-Rabbi Baruch Chait & Kol Berama-Leiner"- Conducted by Yisroel Lamm on October 19  2017 At Ateres Avrohom An Aaron Teitelbaum Production

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Chaim Shlomo Mayesz - Bore Nefashot - Music Video

Robot Does Backflips

Boston Dynamics has released footage of a humanoid robot that can do box jumps and back flips. This is a significant improvement on robot capabilities

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Israel Offers Aid to Iran Following Earthquake

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel has offered aid to the victims of the earthquake that left hundreds of people dead in Iran.

Netanyahu made the offer in a video conference with the Jewish Federations of North America, arguing that while the governments of Israel and Iran have no diplomatic relations, Israel was still willing to give help the Iranian people.

The earthquake, which struck near the Iranian-Iraqi border, killed more than 400 people, injured hundreds and left thousands without homes.

Netanyahu said the offer was made through the International Committee of the Red Cross and Israeli media reported that Iran promptly turned it down.

Neither Iran and Iraq recognize Israel’s right to exist.

Iran’s conservative elite regularly threatens Israel with destruction and Israeli leaders have long warned about Tehran’s ambitions to develop a nuclear weapon.

A landmark nuclear agreement signed with world powers in July 2015 saw crippling sanctions on the Iranian economy lifted in return for a pulling back of its nuclear programme. Israel has still railed against the deal, arguing that it hands the Iranian regime hundreds of millions of dollars back in frozen assets it can use to fund proxy groups in the Middle East.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Stranger Saves Blind Man From Walking in Front of Train

Rarely is RTD’s Peoria Station in Aurora populated with stragglers.

It’s busy, full of shuffling feet transferring light rail lines to and from work.

On Monday, there was an exception as at least one man wasn’t coming or going. He was staying, asking people one simple question.

“Have you seen the young man who saved my life last Thursday?” Mike Wyatt of Aurora asked.

Wyatt is in his 60s. He’s blind, but has the spirit and heart of a man who has seen all the good in the world. “I am so stoked right now thinking that guy is going to come down that ramp [from the platform],” he said with an anticipatory look on his face.

Wyatt doesn’t know the man he is looking for. He doesn’t know his name, his height, or when he usually takes the train. All Wyatt knows is the man pulled him off the RTD tracks when a train was approaching on Thursday, Nov. 9, just in time to move him out of the way.

“You live and you die,” Wyatt said. “It's what you do in between, and this young man did a great thing for me and that's what I want to say to him ‘thank you.’”

RTD security footage shows Mike approaching the R Line tracks with the cane he uses to guide him. Just as he reaches the tracks, a man runs up behind him, grabbing his arms and moving him safely to the sidewalk. About 5 seconds pass before the R Line train comes through.

“Wow,” Wyatt said holding back tears. “It really feels like someone is watching over me. That’s good. That’s really good.” Wyatt says he plans to come to Peoria Station one more time in hopes of finding the man who helped him.

“I will be always remembering this man and his kindness,” he said.

Wyatt says the man has afforded him a chance to watch his seven grandchildren grow up.

Tzvi Silberstein - Yaaleh - Audio Sampler