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Coast Guard Academy to host symposium on Holocaust

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy is hosting students from other service academies this weekend for a discussion of the Holocaust.

The academy in New London says the goal of the Holocaust Studies Symposium on Saturday is to promote awareness about genocide and the ethical dilemmas faced by armed forces officers.
Cadets and midshipmen from the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy and the Coast Guard academy will lead discussion groups at the event.

Some of the students participating in the event received internships to study at the Auschwitz Jewish Center in Poland.

What Goes Around, Comes Around: Rentals

GameStop is launching a game rental subscription called PowerPass

 

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the video game store that has fallen from grace in the era of digital downloads, will start offering a subscription rental program, according to Mashable.

Over the past decade, it’s become incredibly easy to get your hands on a new video game without ever leaving the comfort of your couch. Alongside Steam, both Sony and Microsoft offer digital download access to just about any game you might want, making the prospect of getting up and buying a physical disc much less attractive.

So GameStop is changing up the business model.

For $60, subscribers will have the ability to rent as many pre-owned games as their gamer heart desires, so long as they only rent one game at a time. The $60 subscription, called PowerPass, lasts for six months at a time, and will include one free game to keep at the end of the subscription period.

To get in on the rental subscription, users must sign up for GameStop’s Power-Up Rewards program. Luckily, this program has a free tier, which makes users eligible for the rental subscription.

GameStop has had a rough go of it recently, with share prices falling 8 percent on the heels of its latest earnings report. It’s video game retail business, in particular, dropped 3.4 percent in Q2.

A rental subscription allows GameStop to offset its troves of pre-owned game inventory while getting revenue from subscriptions.

Mashable reports that the program will launch in November 19, just in time for the holidays, and could prove to be the gift that keeps on giving.

La Fortune Inattendue / The Unexpected Fortune

Dans la ville de Nikopol, dans le nord de la Bulgarie, vivait un grand érudit de la Torah, le rabbin Yosef. Il aimait apprendre, mais il ne voulait pas compter sur des fonds publics pour ses moyens de subsistance. Par conséquent, il s’est associé à une connaissance, et ils ont mis en place une entreprise ensemble.

L’horaire quotidien du rabbin Yosef était complet. Il apprendrait la Torah jusqu’à tard dans la nuit, se réveillait tôt pour prier, puis allait à la salle d’étude. Seulement dans l’après-midi, il a commencé à penser à ses affaires et à aller au magasin.

Le partenaire, qui occupait la boutique dès le début de la matinée, critiquerait Rabbi Yosef pour son entrée dans la boutique l’après-midi. Rabbi Yosef restait toujours silencieux et se pensait: «Que dois-je faire que mon amour pour la Tora soit si fort?

Un jour dans la salle d’étude, une question compliquée est apparue, et une discussion approfondie s’est produite. Le temps a passé rapidement, et Rabbi Yosef est venu à la boutique en fin d’après-midi. Il a été rencontré par un partenaire furieux qui a crié, “C’est tout! Je n’ai d’autre choix que de dissoudre notre partenariat. Il n’est pas juste que je porte le plus grand fardeau et que nous divisions le revenu de façon égale! Soit vous commencez à porter votre juste part, soit nous nous dirigeons séparément.

Le rabbin Yosef a demandé à son partenaire un jour pour discuter de la question avec sa femme.

À la maison, le rabbin Yosef a dit à sa femme ce qui s’était passé et lui a demandé son apport. “Ne diminuez pas votre étude de la Torah iota. Si votre partenaire souhaite vous fermer une porte, je suis convaincu que G-d ouvrira les portes de la délivrance et que de nouvelles opportunités viendront notre chemin.

Animé par les paroles de sa femme, Rabbi Yosef est retourné à la boutique le lendemain et a dit à son partenaire qu’il acceptait de se séparer. Ils ont calculé la valeur de la marchandise, et après avoir reçu leurs actions, les deux se sont séparés à l’amiable.

“Il n’est pas sage de laisser l’argent assis dans la maison, ne générant aucun revenu”, a déclaré la femme du rabbin Yosef. “Allez sur le marché et échangez un peu, et peut-être vous trouverez un moyen pour nous de nous soutenir.”

Rabbi Yosef a fait comme sa femme l’a suggéré et a quitté la maison. Sur le chemin du marché, son esprit errait dans une pensée de la Torah, et il finit dans la salle d’étude où il resta jusqu’au soir.

En rentrant chez lui, il se sentait maladroit sous le regard inquiet de sa femme. “Je n’ai pas encore trouvé quelque chose.” D’un ton calmant, il a poursuivi: “Demain, j’irai sur le marché et le commerce, et G-d fournira”.

Le lendemain, Rabbi Yosef s’est mis sur le marché à la recherche de marchandises à revendre. Un grand homme s’approcha du rabbin Yosef et lui proposa de lui vendre un grand vase pour mélanger du vin. Rabbi Yosef a retiré l’argent qu’il avait et a acheté le navire sans poser trop de questions ou avoir un plan d’affaires.

Lorsque Rabbi Yosef a ramené son «marché», sa femme a demandé: «Dans le monde, nous allons faire avec ce navire?

Rabbi Yosef n’était pas inquiet. Il était persuadé que, depuis qu’il était sur le marché et qu’il faisait partie de ses moyens de subsistance, G-d assurerait sûrement le reste. Avec cette pensée, il se précipita vers la salle d’étude.

Cette nuit, le rabbin Yosef a eu un rêve. Il a vu le grand homme qu’il a rencontré sur le marché qui a expliqué: «Votre bonne fortune attend depuis longtemps. Étant donné que ce n’est que pour vous, il ne doit pas être partagé avec un partenaire. En tant que tel, maintenant que votre partenariat s’est dissous, vous pouvez recevoir la grande bonté qui vous est venue. Le vaisseau que vous avez acheté est de l’or pur. Vous devriez connaître sa valeur réelle afin que vous puissiez le vendre au bon prix. Une fois que vous le vendez, voyagez en Terre Sainte et installez-vous dans la ville de Safed. ”

Quand Rabbi Yosef se réveilla, il dit à sa femme le rêve. Ce matin-là, alors qu’il était à la synagogue en priant et en étudiant, sa femme a convoqué un orfèvre digne de confiance pour évaluer le navire. Après le dépoussiérer et l’examiner, le forgeron a conclu qu’il s’agissait en fait d’un or pur.

Rabbi Yosef a bientôt vendu le navire, et lui et sa femme se sont rendus en Israël. Fidèles au rêve, ils se sont installés dans la ville sainte de Safed. L’argent qu’ils avaient était assez pour les soutenir pendant de nombreuses années heureuses ensemble.

Cependant, la principale joie du rabbin Yosef était que cette fortune lui permettait d’imprimer ses deux grandes œuvres qui plus tard devinrent connues sous le nom de Beit Yosef et Shulchan Aruch. Le rabbin Yosef de notre histoire est le grand rabbin Yosef Caro.

(Traduit et adapté de Sichat Hashavuah 606.)

 

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In the city of Nikopol in Northern Bulgaria lived a great Torah scholar named Rabbi Yosef. He loved to learn, but he did not want to rely on public funds for his livelihood. And so, he partnered with an acquaintance, and they set up a business together.

Rabbi Yosef’s daily schedule was full. He’d learn Torah until late at night, wake up early to pray and then go to the study hall. Only in the afternoon did he begin thinking about his business and go to the shop.

The partner, who manned the shop from the early morning, would criticize Rabbi Yosef for coming into the shop in the afternoon. Rabbi Yosef always remained silent and thought to himself, “What should I do that my love for Torah is so strong?”

One day in the study hall, a complicated question arose, and a deep discussion ensued. Time passed quickly, and Rabbi Yosef came to the shop in the very late afternoon. He was met by a furious partner who shouted, “That’s it! I have no choice but to dissolve our partnership. It is not right that I carry most of the burden and we split the revenue equally! Either you start carrying your fair share, or we go our separate ways.”

Rabbi Yosef asked his partner for a day to discuss the matter with his wife.

At home, Rabbi Yosef told his wife what had happened and asked for her input. “Do not diminish your Torah study one iota. If your partner wishes to close one door on you, I am confident that G‑d will open the gates of deliverance and new opportunities will come our way.”

Buoyed by his wife’s words, Rabbi Yosef returned to the shop the next day and told his partner that he agreed to part ways. They calculated the value of the merchandise, and upon receiving their shares, the two parted amicably.

“It is not wise to leave the money sitting in the house, not generating any income,” Rabbi Yosef’s wife said. “Go out to the market and trade a bit, and maybe you will find a way for us to support ourselves.”

Rabbi Yosef did as his wife suggested and left the house. On the way to the market, his mind wandered to a Torah thought, and he ended up in the study hall where he remained until evening.

Upon returning home, he felt awkward under the inquiring gaze of his wife. “I have not yet found something.” In a calming tone he continued, “Tomorrow I will go to the market and trade, and G‑d will provide.”

The next day Rabbi Yosef set out to the market looking for some merchandise to resell. A tall man approached Rabbi Yosef and offered to sell him a large vessel for mixing wine. Rabbi Yosef took out the money he had and bought the vessel without asking too many questions or having a business plan.

When Rabbi Yosef brought home his “bargain,” his wife asked, “What in the world are we going to do with this vessel?”

Rabbi Yosef was not worried. He was confident that since he went to the market and did his part to bring some livelihood, G‑d would surely do the rest. With that thought, he rushed off to the study hall.

That night Rabbi Yosef had a dream. He saw the tall man he met in the market who explained: “Your good fortune has been waiting for a long time. Since it is meant only for you, it was not to be shared with a partner. As such, now that your partnership has dissolved, you can receive the great bounty that has come to you. The vessel that you bought is pure gold. You should know its real value so that you can sell it at the right price. Once you sell it, travel to the Holy Land and settle in the city of Safed.”

When Rabbi Yosef awoke, he told his wife the dream. That morning, while he was at the synagogue praying and studying, his wife summoned a trustworthy goldsmith to asses the vessel. After dusting it off and examining it, the smith concluded that it was indeed pure gold.

Rabbi Yosef soon sold the vessel, and he and his wife made their way to Israel. True to the dream, they settled in the holy city of Safed. The money they had was enough to support them for many happy years together.

However, Rabbi Yosef’s chief joy was that this fortune enabled him to print his two great works which later became known as the Beit Yosef and the Shulchan Aruch. Rabbi Yosef of our story is the great Rabbi Yosef Caro.

(Translated and adapted from Sichat Hashavuah 606.)

 

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The law of Universe

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What will you do, if the thing which once you wished for, is with you? Thinking? Wait. I’ll tell. You will wish for the next important thing on your wish-list. By being engrossed in that wish list, you forget to hold the thing which you once wished the most, and the universe helped you in achieve it.
Why you lose a thing which is given to you by universe, by seeing your desire for that particular thing at that time? Desires are temporary?
Why is it like that? Ever thought? What if Paulo Coelho, one of the all-time favorite authors said this,

“When you really want something the whole universe conspires in helping you achieve it”.

But what happens once the people achieve that thing? They never care about it after. They never think of holding that thing forever. That’s why our wish-list is big. We want things, but once…

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Antibes/Juan-les-pins (France)

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Antibes was a Greek fortified town named Antipolis in the 5th century BC, and later a Roman town, and always an active port for trading along the Mediterranean. Today it’s an attractive and active town, popular with “foreigners” from Paris and the north of France, with non-French, and with the local population.

The natural beauty remains in the vieille ville (old town), with the ramparts along the sea and the long, arched protective wall along the port. There are plenty of little streets for exploring, restaurants of all types and prices, and lots of shops, from authentic little hardware/general-stores to tourist gift shops.

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Eloise’s Edible Garden

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My foodie obsession has gone to a whole new level (you might say that I get carried away when it comes to anything with food). I have decided to bring some more responsibility in my life in the form of looking after some living herbs.

Now I must admit, right here, right now that I am no green thumb in fact I have not really had much success in keeping anything plant wise alive but this year I feel like I have matured enough to take on the conscious effort to look after another living soul all by myself and that I am ready to finally expand my knowledge of food by growing them.

 Above is a picture of my beautiful herb garden, well to be honest this is what it looked like when I first created it. What I have found is that I am full of great ideas (I’m certainly the creative type)…

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