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Jews' Acts Matter

One self-absorbed guy gets a chance to relive his day.


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Visitor Comments: 7

(7) JACQUELINE Redlich, December 25, 2017 3:06 PM

I like that. Keep on posting our positive side and our many contributions. We do so much more to light up the world than the world wants to admit. Thanks!!!

(6) Yisroel, December 24, 2017 6:24 PM

“We have to make a kiddush HaShem for the Non-Jews!”

Of course we must make a Kiddush HaShem (with a capital K) if some evil person says “Your religion or your life!” But we must also make a constant kiddush HaShem. This can be done with a genuine smile and a “Have a good day!” See the Aleinu prayer, which has two paragraphs. The first paragraph is for us to be clear that our way and our HaShem is the correct One. After we get that down clearly, we need to go to the next level: and that is לתקן עולם במלכות ש-די, to do Tikkun Olam, not by building Habitats for Humanity, although that may be an admirable cause, but by building bridges to humans based on kindness, especially when it is obvious that you are a Jew. I have followed this thought since my father, who was a holocaust survivor, sweetly took me aside, at the age of ten, after I neglected to say hello to an American Indian (back in the 60s: please bear with the non-pc language!) “My dear son, I don’t care if someone is black, white or red, you have to say, ‘Hello’, ‘goodbye,’ and ‘have a nice day!’” I never needed to be told again because, once he had brought my attention to it, I saw that he did it always! He also very often quoted his father, הי״ד, who was a Chassidishe Kosher butcher in Łódź, Poland, who spent most of his time learning Torah in the back of his store (after the kids grew up) who told him the above quote in the “One line Summary:” “We have to make a kiddush HaShem for the non-Jews.” I have experienced many positive results from this attitude! וכל בני בשר יקראו בשמך” -All human beings shall call out in Your name!” How would that happen if we don’t smile at them? We must be Ohr laGoyim, a Light unto the Nations! Sent from my iPhone

(5) Orly Barnett, December 24, 2017 6:03 PM

A kiddush Hashem among frum Jews is equally as important as being a light onto the nations. Thanks for sharing

(4) Traci Hamer, December 24, 2017 3:57 PM

Stop, and think of your actions before you react!!

This was so simple but so powerful!! All of us need these important reminders on how to be a true light onto others. This is what Hashem wants from us. The best way to bring Moshiach quicker!

(3) Marlene Josephs, December 24, 2017 3:56 PM

We need know how our actions and words can affect another...

If we genuinely smile and offer a kind word or help, we can change another's awful day into a bright day. I have often been told that I have such a nice smile...and sometimes, I don't even realize that I'm smiling...I smile so often. And...yet, when others may bark at me because they are in a bad mood, they can turn my nice day into a bummer!

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