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Loving Jews from Afar

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Published: August 6, 2011


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Visitor Comments: 37

(34) Sheila, November 21, 2011 3:37 PM

Don't abandon the "Struggle" ...

The Torah is not "conditional" secular literature. It is the Word of G-D. We who worship the G-D of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are required to honor HIS Word. Do we get a "Pass" on the difficult issues? No! We obediently “struggle” with those issues until we get them right. Let us not abandon that “Struggle.”

(33) rivka, September 5, 2011 1:11 PM

not just ethiopians and russians

words can be wonderful! but actions speak louder. when the mainstream jewish community organizations start reflecting multi-ethnic jews in their publicity, on their boards, etc., then perhaps we will feel more accepted and included in the jewish story. trying loving us up close, we are not all immigrants and converts. some of us were born in canada and the united states and not converts (shocking).

(32) Pauline, August 28, 2011 8:56 PM

My father taught that charity begins at home.

He did this by word and deed. He said anyone can give to a stranger, it takes real character to be able to give to, say, your "dead beat brother in law" who's always been scum (my nicer word then his) to everyone. But, he said that family comes first, then next closest community (Jewish people), and then ever expanding. It is much harder, but more of a priority. Family should help family. Period. And, immediate family, extended family, all Jews, then all humanity, are family. I think there is something in Judaism about this too...no? My father, who was a very busy man, made time to practiced this. Always being generous with his time, money, and deeds to all, particularly family, even when many just came to expected/demand it and never so much as said thank you.

(31) Willy, August 26, 2011 5:34 AM

giving

I use to work in an store. One day an man with autism came in to get an coke. He pulled out his EBT card and we were unable to use it due to machine being down. While he had the money in cash this was an hard choice for him to make. I turned around and seen the problem he was having seen the amount and paid for it myself. after we slowed down my coworker looked at me and asked why did you pay he had the money. I explained that the money was for his cigarettes and his EBT is for his food. This is how his world functions.So by paying for it myself it kept his world intact. This I know because I have an autistic son. there is no greater joy than helping people out. those who don't do this I feel sorry for. In the scriptures G-D asked Cain where is thy brother Abel. His reply" am I my brothers keeper" my answer to this is YES. I don't have much but I thank G-D when I am able to help no matter how small it may be. I only wish more people would realize this. Just think how much better the world would be. thanks

(30) Ann, August 15, 2011 3:33 PM

Patience and Tolerance

We need to think with our hearts and not our heads.We need to put ourselves in other peoples shoes and help one another. This is not only true of Russians but how about American Jews!! We need to stop and examine ourselves. Are we treaing each other as "One Jew"....

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