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Oz Vichedva Bimkomo - Strength And Joy In His Place

A post from 3 years ago:

"Doctor, I have a ringing in my ears". "Don't answer" - Henny Youngman. [If his name had been Henna he could have been my mother.]

Get a LAUGH!! [Instead of get a LIFE]

It is healthy! "When we laugh, natural killer cells which destroy tumors and viruses increase, along with Gamma-interferon (a disease fighting protein), T-cells(important for our immune system), and B-cells(which makes disease fighting antibodes). As well as lowering blood pressure, laughter increases oxygen in the blood which also increases healing." Science of Laughter , Discovery Health Website.

"Laughter lowers blood pressure, decrease stress hormones, is a great workout for your diaphragm, abdominal facial , leg and back muscles. It stimulates both sides of the brain to enhance learning." And much much more! [See www.Helpguide.org]

Husband to wife "Close the vindow, it's cold outside." "And if I close the vindow it von't be cold outside?!"

Fast, get a Maseches Taánis! [Get it?] On Daf 22a none other than Eliyahu HaNavi points out to Rebbe Broka [no relation to Tom Brokaw] two men who are going to Olam Haba [this means that they are spiritual people, otherwise there is nothing for them to do in Olam Haba]. Rebbe Broka asks them which Mitzvos they perform? [Apparently they weren't such Talmidei Chachamim, otherwise the reason for their eternal reward would be self-evident.] They answered that they are JOVIAL PEOPLE and they make it their business to gladden the hearts of sad people!! [They also make peace between two people who are fighting.]

Indeed, Rav Chaim of Volozhin was wont to say that our purpose in this world is to improve the lot of others ["lihoeel liachareenee"]. So here is a great Avodah that I highly recommend. Find a Yid [or a Yiddene - depending on the circumstances] and make them happy. Compliment them, tell them what you admire about them, say something to put a smile on their face. By the time a child reaches nursery school, a study has shown, he or she will laugh about 300 times a day. Adults laugh an average of 17 times a day.

There are a lot of people who could use some more simcha - share some of yours. And like all acts of giving - the giver benefits infinitely more than the receiver!

With Love and Simchahood

Elchanan ben YITZCHAK [get it?] Yonah

P.S. And a very happy seventh birthday this week to my son - you guessed it - Simcha!!

R. Ehrman,

You probably can't check your e-mail so I am writing to you here. I think someone hacked your g-mail account because I received an e-mail requesting money, and I received the same e-mail from someone else's hacked account in the past.

If you have ever had credit card information on the account or any other valuable information, I would consider calling your credit card provider.

YOU ARE RIGHT. I CAN'T GET INTO MY EMAIL OR POST A BLOG. PLEASE DON'T SEND MONEY TO ANYONE. SOMEONE STOLE MY IDENTITY. PLEASE TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm posting under my real name because I got the same email. I left you a message on your home phone with my husband's number in case you need his assistance. He says you need to get in touch with Google ASAP to recover your account. Once you do that, you can post a warning here.

The really scary thing about these hackers is that they wrote the email to sound like it really was coming from you. I don't know about everyone else, but mine said that you were in England on "Yeshiva business" and that you were mugged at knifepoint but "Baruch Hashem" you're ok and that sending emergency cash would be a "big mitzvah". If people don't know about this kind of scam, they may actually fall for it, so making sure the message gets out is imperative.

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Hi!
Check out this Torah Online website for some great Jewish lessons from MachonMeir!
Happy Purim
Lir

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