Maximum Comfort In Cusco Hotel

Cusco is a traditional Peruvian city that combines the Inca legacy with Spanish colonial architecture. Cusco was capital of the Inca Empire, the most important culture of South America and surroundings. If you pretend to stay several days in this magic town, you ought to book a room in Cusco Hotel to have a pleasant stay. According to the history, Manco Capac founded the city of Cuzco around 1100 A.D.

Cusco city has many places for visiting, for example: The Main Square, The Cathedral, Santo Domingo church and convent, Museum of religious art, San Blas church, La Merced church and La Compañia church. The city celebrates many religious festivals throughout the year. As you can see, Cusco is a religious city with a large amount of devotees.

Now, it is time to explore the main attraction of Cusco, Machu Picchu but first book your Cusco Hotel. The renowned “Citadel of Machu Picchu” is the most impressive archaeological site of the continent. Machu Picchu was discovered in 1911 by the American archaeologist Hiram Bingham. Today, this place receives thousands of local and foreign tourists per day. Obviously, the economic mainstay of the city is tourism.

If you want a good advice, don’t forget to take a camera, Machu Picchu’s landscapes are impressive. The best way to go to Machu Picchu is by train, the trip takes about 3 to 4 hours. Remember, any visit to Peru will be complete if you don’t go to Cusco. In the city, you should book a room in Cusco Hotel.

On Jewish Women, Education, Philanthropy

Transcript of Rabbi Krinsky’s speech at the International Conference of Chabad Representatives.

(lubavitch.com) The Rebbetzin took a personal interest in the well being of the Shluchim and Shluchos, and truly regarded them as family. She was aware of the various and respective difficulties they contended with, and was moved by their dedication. Like a mother, she always cared to know how they were faring—materially, physically. She wanted to know details about their struggles and their achievements, and had tremendous appreciation and respect for their dedication to their Shlichus. Often she expressed admiration for your resourcefulness. I imagine that now, during these hard economic times, she would take pride in your perseverance and determination.

The economy is a topic of concern to us all. At a time when Jewish philanthropy has suffered a major blow—not only by the financial crisis, but because of the scandal that has robbed Jewish philanthropy of so much, it compels all Jewish organizations that depend on public charities to fund their activities, to take a closer look as to how they were handling their money.

There’s a lot to learn of course, and the economists will be chewing on this one for a long time. But I think that it illustrates, with striking clarity, the wisdom in the Rebbe’s general approach to tzedaka—that it be a truly collective effort. The Rebbe wanted everyone—every individual to participate in tzedaka giving, no matter his or her financial status. We saw this at the phenomenon of the “Sunday Dollars” during which the Rebbe asked each individual he met with to give tzedaka, and exhorted everyone to make a daily habit of it, regardless of the amount.

But keeping money, intended for the furtherance of Jewish matters, in endowments was clearly objectionable to the Rebbe. In all my years working in the Rebbe’s office it was anathema.

Furthermore, the Rebbe insisted that if we are doing our job right in terms of supporting Jewish education, we should find that the need, or the demand, always exceeds the supply of funds. I once heard the Rebbe explain this position saying that if you have sufficient funds for Jewish education, it indicates that you are not doing enough. The Rebbe compared this to a healthy person who, having satisfied his hunger and thirst knows that he will soon be hungry and thirsty again. This is a sign of good health.

So it is, he said, regarding the financial support of Jewish education. Though we would love to see all of our institutions secure with an endowment, the reality is such that the needs, the cries for help that are heard day by day, hour upon hour, are not yet being met. And who can tell a hungry child to wait until tomorrow, or deny a child a proper education, because our funds are salted away in an endowment fund , or tied up in some investment?

Permit me a word about organized Jewish philanthropy. Jewish philanthropy, federations and the UJC (United Jewish Communities) are floundering, and floundering dangerously. Even before the current economic crisis they have seen a steady decrease in giving, and have suffered a paralyzing lack of direction and purpose. Jewish communal fund raising leaders need to recognize that the answer to Jewish continuity is to be found in reaching Jewish youth with an authentic Torah-true Jewish education that involves a real Jewish living experience.

There is no other way around it. We know, we’ve seen the results. And we are happy to share the experience we’ve gained through the achievements of Chabad Shluchim. And we invite them—leaders of the major Jewish philanthropic organizations—to join hands with us!

So many today, who’ve discovered that their own lifetime of savings or investments have gone, evaporated—benefiting no one—not themselves, nor any charity, are now wishing they would have given their money to a charitable cause. Many wistfully imagine what their millions might have achieved, had they only chosen to respond to the immediate needs of the hour that have slipped by. I cannot resist the thought: imagine what Chabad-Lubavitch would do today with a gift of several hundreds of millions of dollars, a tiny fraction of the monies recently lost. Imagine the dramatic difference we would see, immediately, in education and other areas of Jewish life that are starved for funds. The entire international landscape of Jewish life would change dramatically for the better.

Instead, we are learning of layoffs and cutbacks and downsizing. At the same time, Chabad Shluchim—though not spared the collateral damage of the crisis, continue to produce, to work and to achieve in no lesser degree than before the crisis. It’s not that our Shluchim, and Chabad-Lubavitch as a whole, are not affected by the worst economic crisis since who knows when. It’s just that cutbacks are not an option in Chabad, when the product we are talking about is life itself. As the Rebbe expressed it: Chabad is in the business of saving lives. And when life is at stake, cutbacks are not an option.

Instead, the Chabad Shlucha is commited to work harder, more creatively, more passionately, more resolutely. And when others are certain she has exhausted all her reserves, “She brings her food from afar . . .” (Proverbs) Mimerchak tavi lachma–the Chabad Shlucha amazes them with her strength, her sacrifice and her indomitable spirit.

You shluchos are the engine that propels the successful mission of your family. You are the ballast that keeps the stability—the equilibrium—“sanity” if you will—the joy of your family throughout the unique complexities of shlichus life. You are the ones who care and nurture your family with calm and warmth and love. And you are the very mighty anchor providing the compass and stability in the extraordinary everyday lives that you and your families lead.

Never forget to take care of yourselves as you take care of others. You must always be healthy and strong to keep the fires of shlichus burning. The Rebbe needs you – the Jewish people needs you, happily and in good health. The world needs your light.

“Her light does not go out at night.” (Proverbs) Lo yichbeh ba-layla nerah—like the Rebbetzin, and like the kedoshim Rivki and Gabi Holtzberg, who continue to give light when darkness has set in, so too, are you, the Chabad Shluchos, who continually reach out to those in need, finding ever new and creative ways to draw in more Jewish souls, illuminate more lives, no matter the constraints. For you, the Chabad Shluchos, take your sustenance from a spiritual resource that never dries up.

This is your empowerment, these are the blessings of the Rebbe and the legacy of the Rebbetzin, that make it possible for the Mishna to say that the dancing of the Jewish women following the destruction of the Temple was the greatest of joyful holidays for the entire Jewish people.

May your dancing during this kinus and rejoicing tonight at this illustrious conference evoke that joy of 15 Av, and may it be the precursor, finally, to the ultimate joy.

Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky is Chairman of the worldwide Educational and Social Services arms of the Chabad-Lubavitch Movement

Brazil Booms as Commodity Resources Pay Off Bigtime

Brazil is a huge country with plenty to offer in the fields of commodities, commerce, and vacations, no matter a persons individual preferences. In fact, there are so many things to do in Brazil, many tourists will return for a second or third visit and businessmen want to camp out there.

Brazil is to commodities what China is to manufactured goods. A large share of the worlds beef, orange juice, soybeans and iron ore comes from the great green giant. With the recent discovery of two huge oil fields off the coast of Brazil, the most important oil field finds in the world in decades, Brazil is set to advance fast in an energy short world. The Brazilian oil firm, Petrobras, is an expert in developing deep water fields as these fields are.

While the deep water development costs will be tremendous at current prices for crude oil Brazil will reap huge financial benefits as the fields start producing oil, probably by 2015. The United States will be eagerly seeking to import oil from Brazil as the Canteral major field of the number two exporter of oil to the US, Mexico, is already in a serious state of decline. The US will soon need to find a replacement for oil it is now importing from Mexico.

Brazil is quite truly huge and has fantastic resources. Its vast tropical landscapes encompass the Amazon Jungle, the desert dunes of the Maranhenses, and the largest wetlands in the world, the Pantanal, not to mention more than 7,000 kilometers of coastline. There are national parks where you can practice mountain climbing, rappelling, white-water rafting, and waterfall cascading.

Brazil is a tropical country that extends well into the temperate zone. The coastal area ranges from tropical in the north to temperate in the south. Brazil is so large that it borders all other South American countries except for Chile and Ecuador. This tropical land is not only known for its size but its ecological treasures with a large Atlantic coast, a mountain range, and the Amazon river basin and rain forest.

Brazil is the giant of South America with nearly half of the continents area and people; worldwide it ranks fifth in both area and population, which is as diverse as it is large. More than 45 percent (80 million) are black or of mixed-race, a legacy of the African slave trade.

Brazil is a multiparty federal republic. The president is both the chief of state and the head of the government. Brazil is the largest country in South America. During colonial times, it was invaded and conquered by both the French and the Dutch, and the Portuguese/Bahians took it back of course, each time. The African element in the Bahia region and in Salvadors culture is very pronounced.

Brazil is the worlds 8th largest pharmaceutical market in terms of sales and the 6th largest in terms of production volume. The majority of international pharmaceutical companies such as Novartis, Roche and GSK have a regional platform with production in Brazil, from where they deliver to the rest of Latin America.

Brazil is not yet a rich country but is on its way to becoming one. Brazil is a very complex country with a multiplicity of cultures, races, folk legends, songs, etc. There is the rich industrial city of Sal Paulo on one side and on the other the Indians who barely know fire in the Amazon Jungle. Brazil is governed by the 1988 constitution as amended. The president, who is elected by popular vote for a four-year term (and may serve two terms), is both head of state and head of government.

Brazil is planning to commission later this year a uranium enrichment plant that, if configured to do so, could fuel several nuclear weapons annually. As a member of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT), Brazil has promised not to make such weapons and is obliged to allow the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to ensure this is the case.

Brazil is becoming a major player in the telecommunication industry and will grow dramatically in the foreseeable future. Not only do the number of Internet and mobile users increase daily, but the many initiatives that are taking place to penetrate this market are incredible.

Inflation fell to 4.5% in 2007, compared with triple digits in the 1990s, according to Business Week. Predictions for the remainder of the year are a marked improvement. Inflation-adjusted GDP in both countries remains well below late-90s peaks, while Brazils GDP is now at a new high.

However well all of Brazils considerable resources bode well for Brazils future it is the discovery of vast oil fields at a time of soaring world demand and declining oil production around the world that will drive a powerhouse Brazil in the near future. Brazil will join the likes of Canada, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Iran as cash magnets in a world starved for oil.

Countries that have a surplus of oil to export will do extremely well in the 21st century. Countries that continue to import large amounts of oil, like the United States and many European nations, will probably suffer a marked reduction in their standards of living and power and influence in the world as oil prices continue to increase.

Young men with lots of ambition and who are capable of learning Portuguese might consider making their fortune in Brazil. In the 21st century Brazil is a nation of great promise. Especially if you have an interest and expertise in commodities.

Even if moving to Brazil isnt to your liking the long term investor should do well by getting involved with Brazilian companies with commodity interests.