Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Best Day

For saying
I'm sorry
Is Purim.
We need to make peace & get together.
That is one of the great reasons for Shlach Monos.

The one who says it first gets more reward & more Heavenly assistance.

Have a happy Purim.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Purim Treat

We know the Mazel of this month is. Dagim - fish.

Why is dag spelled with a daled & then a gimel the reverse of the order in the aleph beis ?

Because they live in the water which has things in reverse.

That's why on Purim we see how things are upside down.


Please keep us in mind with your Purim contribution to our cause at
Yeshiva Fund
Box 82
S. I. ,
N. Y. 10309
Thank you
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Preparing for Purim

Working on humility is one of the greatest keys of preparation.
We need to learn to love each other more , which requires that vital ingredient humility.

With humility we can learn to appreciate & admire each others qualities more. Each person is greater than us in some ways.

With giving shalach monos we generate love , unity & bond more so that we all become worthy to receive Hashems Torah & merit His miracles once again.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Fw: Hi

There are lessons for all

Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

From: yaakov simon <>
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 09:43:31 -0800 (PST)
To: <>
Subject: Re: Hi

"Good morning, and thank you for joining me. Many of you in this room are my friends. Many of you in this room know me.

Many of you have cheered for me or you've worked with me or you've supported me.

"Now every one of you has good reason to be critical of me. I want to say to each of you, simply and directly, I am

deeply sorry for my irresponsible and selfish behavior I engaged in.

"I know people want to find out how I could be so selfish and so foolish. People want to know how I could have done

these things to my wife Elin and to my children. And while I have always tried to be a private person, there are some

things I want to say.

"Elin and I have started the process of discussing the damage caused by my behavior. As Elin pointed out to me, my

real apology to her will not come in the form of words; it will come from my behaviour over time. We have a lot to

discuss; however, what we say to each other will remain between the two of us.

"I am also aware of the pain my behaviour has caused to those of you in this room. I have let you down, and I have

let down my fans. For many of you, especially my friends, my behaviour has been a personal disappointment.

"To those of you who work for me, I have let you down personally and professionally. My behavior has caused considerable worry to my business partners.

"To everyone involved in my foundation, including my staff, board of directors, sponsors, and most importantly, the

young students we reach, our work is more important than ever.

"Thirteen years ago, my dad and I envisioned helping young people achieve their dreams through education. This

work remains unchanged and will continue to grow.

"From the Learning Center students in Southern California to the Earl Woods scholars in Washington, D.C., millions of kids have changed their lives, and I am dedicated to making sure that continues.

"But still, I know I have bitterly disappointed all of you. I have made you question who I am and how I could have done

the things I did. I am embarrassed that I have put you in this position. For all that I have done, I am so sorry.

"I have a lot to atone for, but there is one issue I really want to discuss. Some people have speculated that Elin

somehow hurt or attacked me on Thanksgiving night. It angers me that people would fabricate a story like that.

"Elin never hit me that night or any other night. There has never been an episode of domestic violence in our marriage,

ever. Elin has shown enormous grace and poise throughout this ordeal. Elin deserves praise, not blame.

"The issue involved here was my repeated irresponsible behavior. I was unfaithful. I had affairs. I cheated. What

I did is not acceptable, and I am the only person to blame.

"I stopped living by the core values that I was taught to believe in. I knew my actions were wrong, but I convinced

myself that normal rules didn't apply. I never thought about who I was hurting.

"Instead, I thought only about myself. I ran straight through the boundaries that a married couple should live by. I thought I could get away with whatever I wanted to. I felt that I had worked hard my entire life and deserved to enjoy all the temptations

around me. I felt I was entitled. Thanks to money and fame, I didn't have to go far to find them.

"I was wrong. I was foolish. I don't get to play by different rules. The same boundaries that apply to everyone

apply to me. I brought this shame on myself. I hurt my wife, my kids, my mother, my wife's family, my friends, my

foundation, and kids all around the world who admired me.

"I've had a lot of time to think about what I've done. My failures have made me look at myself in a way I never

wanted to before. It's now up to me to make amends, and that starts by never repeating the mistakes I've made. It's

up to me to start living a life of integrity.

"I once heard, and I believe it's true, it's not what you achieve in life that matters; it's what you overcome.

"Achievements on the golf course are only part of setting an example. Character and decency are what really count.

"Parents used to point to me as a role model for their kids. I owe all those families a special apology. I want to say to them that I am truly sorry.

"It's hard to admit that I need help, but I do. For 45 days from the end of December to early February,

I was in inpatient therapy receiving guidance for the issues I'm facing. I have a long way to go. But I've taken my first

steps in the right direction.

"As I proceed, I understand people have questions. I understand the press wants to ask me for the details and

the times I was unfaithful. I understand people want to know whether Elin and I will remain together. Please know

that as far as I'm concerned, every one of these questions and answers is a matter between Elin and me.

"These are issues between a husband and a wife.

"Some people have made up things that never happened. They said I used performance-enhancing drugs. This is completely

and utterly false. Some have written things about my family. Despite the damage I have done, I still believe

it is right to shield my family from the public spotlight.

"They did not do these things; I did.

"I have always tried to maintain a private space for my wife and children. They have been kept separate from my

sponsors, my commercial endorsements.

"When my children were born, we only released photographs so that the paparazzi could not chase them.

However, my behavior doesn't make it right for the media to follow my two-and-a-half-year-old

daughter to school and report the school's location.

"They staked out my wife and they pursued my mum. Whatever my wrongdoings, for the sake of my family, please leave my

wife and kids alone.

"I recognise I have brought this on myself, and I know above all I am the one who needs to change. I owe it to my

family to become a better person. I owe it to those closest to me to become a better man. That's where my focus will


"I have a lot of work to do, and I intend to dedicate myself to doing it. Part of following this path for me is

Buddhism, which my mother taught me at a young age.

"People probably don't realize it, but I was raised a Buddhist, and I actively practiced my faith from childhood until I

drifted away from it in recent years. Buddhism teaches that a craving for things outside ourselves causes an unhappy

and pointless search for security.

"It teaches me to stop following every impulse and to learn restraint. Obviously I lost track of what I was taught.

"As I move forward, I will continue to receive help because I've learned that's how people really do change. Starting

tomorrow, I will leave for more treatment and more therapy.

"I would like to thank my friends at Accenture and the players in the field this week for understanding why I'm

making these remarks today.

"In therapy I've learned the importance of looking at my spiritual life and keeping in balance with my professional

life. I need to regain my balance and be centered so I can save the things that are most important to me, my marriage

and my children.

"That also means relying on others for help. I've learned to seek support from my peers in therapy, and I hope

someday to return that support to others who are seeking help. I do plan to return to golf one day, I just don't

know when that day will be.

"I don't rule out that it will be this year. When I do return, I need to make my behavior more respectful of the


"In recent weeks I have received many thousands of e-mails, letters and phone calls from people expressing

good wishes. To everyone who has reached out to me and my family, thank you. Your encouragement means the world to

Elin and me.

"I want to thank the PGA Tour, Commissioner (Tim) Finchem, and the players for their patience and understanding while

I work on my private life. I look forward to seeing my fellow players on the course.

"Finally, there are many people in this room, and there are many people at home who believed in me. Today I want to ask

for your help. I ask you to find room in your heart to one day believe in me again.

"Thank you."

From: Rabbi Goldberger <>
To: Yaakov Simon <>
Sent: Mon, February 22, 2010 10:31:53 AM
Subject: Hi

  How are you ?

  If possible please send me a copy of Tiger Woods 13 minute confession speech that he said over the radio on friday.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Missing ?

Why is Moshe Rabeinu name missing from the Parsha this week ?

One answer is it was his humility at work.
Humility leads to Greatness. !
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

7 of 613

There are 7 official Mitzvos in Parshas Tezaveh.

1 - the Menorah

3 - for special garments for Kohanim
1- to eat of certain Korbonos
2 - to bring the right incense & not the wrong kinds

We learn how every aspect of our lives can be a Mitzva service to Hashem.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.