A vocals-only song by Meydad Tasa. During certain weeks in the Jewish calender, listening to music with instruments is forbidden and there’s a lot of vocals-only music for those days.
HaTorah Kolelet Kol HaTovot SheBaOlam (The Torah contains all the goodness in the world).
אם היו בני אדם מרגישים במתיקות והערבות טוב התורה היו משתגעים ומתלהטים אחריה ולא יחשב בעיניהם מלוא עולם כסף וזהב למאומה כי התורה כוללת כל הטובות שבעולם
English: If humans felt the sweetness and deliciousness of the Torah they would go crazy about it and all the gold and silver in the world would mean nothing to them because the Torah contains of the goodness in this world
“Is a torturer morally different if he is Israeli or Arab, Jewish or Muslim, Shi’a or Sunni? Is the rotten food that is presently being thrown at our incarcerated men and women, that no hungry dog would touch, suddenly become ambrosia because it is dished out by the “steadfast regime” of Bashar al-Assad, that great fighter of Israel?”—Hassan Nasrallah on Syria by Rana Kabbani
“The draft of Netanyahu’s speech to Congress is ready, and it includes a brilliant idea. On Tuesday, that flash of brilliance will make headlines. But after Tuesday, there will be a stormy debate both in Israel and around the world: Is this great idea merely spin, shtick or a breakthrough? An evasive maneuver or a substantial declaration?”—Ari Shavit’s op-ed from May 19th. Total failure, just like Bibi’s speech.
The real torture began when they blindfolded our eyes. They forced me to run while blindfolded in the interrogation room. I ran and hit a wall with such force that it resulted in a big bulge on my forehead. The interrogators then made me place my shoes on the top of my head. They told me that was what I deserved because I am ‘a worthless Shia… working against our King and Crown Prince’.
They took off my white medical coat because they said that I didn’t deserve it and that I betrayed my career as a doctor. They pictured me while I was forced to dance and sing a song with the words ‘all the people want [Prince] Khalifa bin Salman’.
A nugget of wisdom from an Eastern spirituality, self-help author:
“I know you’re upset that we haven’t paid you yet for your work on the website, but take it from me, life isn’t all about money. If you had taken the time to absorb the message in the content, you’d see that and be more patient.”