Don't Stop Caring

The job is never really done.

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(10) Mary, June 19, 2009 11:41 AM


Cool! She's from Canada. So am I. I've been watching her all this time and I didn't know. She reminds me of my sister. The Russian Jews I know in the US started a business after being laid off, sold their business to a giant American company who approached them and became millionaires. The same thing happened to my cousin who married a Russian Jew. They weren't laid off. They started a company and sold it when they were approached and they became multi millionaires. The same thing happened to another cousin who married a Russian Jew sort of. Too bad he made it after they separated. Now she's making it on her own financially in terms of having started her own business and it is taking off.

(9) Harry Pearle, June 18, 2009 10:56 AM

Trying to Care for Failing Schools for Years

Dear Lori - Thanks for the encouragement. For more than 13 years I have been interested in helping our schools to succeed with simple ideas. I petition local schools and write letters to newspapers, etc. No one seems to listen, and I want to give up the cause. Now, I have a blog: . Thanks for your advice to keep trying. Shalom/Harry

(8) Eli, June 18, 2009 6:34 AM

Bless u

Dear Lori, thx for puting this up. I am happy to see that u care abt the ethiopian jews, and am also happy about the many positives comments! Keep up the good work!

(7) Yehuda Shapiro, June 17, 2009 12:36 AM

May Hashem bless you for caring

May Hashem bless you, Lori, for caring and for inspiring others to care about the Jews from Ethiopia and the former Soviet Union, our brothers and sisters who still need our help.

(6) Annie, June 16, 2009 10:46 PM

setting and resetting goals

such a typical & recurring tragedy in Jewish history: we get torn down and we rebuild and move on - but some don't or can't move on, and so much is written down for our survival over the last 3300 years, is it possible that the Talmud doesn't have this written down? unlikely! it must be that we are the ones not learning the lessons for continuity and success, many from Gush Katif are still living in awful caravans, temporary dwellings that fall apart within just a few years, even ugly Northamerican mobile homes last over 20 years in our crazy weather conditions, for all the moving and resettling, how about a good manufacturer of prefabricated homes?? imagine the designing, engineering, plumbing, electrical, structural construction workers this would hire, the next step would be the movers, then installers, then the maintenance crews, etc. If the government doesn't pay for it, then the Palestinians should pay for it when the Israeli's agree to the move I noticed there are many opportunities Israelis' are not interested in pursuing, why? what's not in place? is it all governmental or is it spiritual? or both? sounds like too many Israelis just want to be like the nations of the world, and so they are, poverty included, and it's not priceless. It's painful. We must still care, but we must also stand firm on WHY Israel even exists, and on WHY we yearn to even be there -forget that it's not even personal, it's not about 'me', Hashem is calling us back Home! so if we have to stand in front of Him and account, what would we be trying to justify? or validate?

(5) Yahanan, June 16, 2009 2:53 PM

I been reading about the Chinese, Iranian, Pakistani, and Yemen Jews.

No matter what our sect, we need to support and pray for one another. The Torah commands this beyond our tradition *or* doctrine....If we love God we will "Love our nieghbor as ourself".

(4) Jurac Radah, June 16, 2009 1:50 PM

Thank you for inspiring us!

Dear Lori, I just would like to tell you how greatful I am to listen to your comments. Your lessons are of great inspiration and make me move... though sometimes it's hard to know what exactly I could do here in Venezuela. Technically I am not a Jewish woman since I do not have any record... But I want to live as a Jewish woman... close to G-d, modest and a Good-doer.

(3) Anonymous, June 16, 2009 1:16 PM

Its not JUST the Russian Jews or the Ethiopian Jews.....

It's not just the Russian Jews or the Ethiopian Jews it is all Jews, affiliated or unaffiliated. Our work is never done. We are moving closer to the 3 weeks and ultimately the 9 days. It is time for us to reflect upon why we do not have the Beis Hamikdash. We all care. We all think we are good people in our hearts but it is time to stop caring and start doing.... Kol tuv

(2) ruth housman, June 16, 2009 8:15 AM


Reminders of more to be done can never be faulted. It seems life is constructed with constant opportunities for healing and supportive action. It's what "we do" and I think it's the fire, the passion, that makes life worth living.

(1) Anonymous, June 14, 2009 6:27 PM

We are doing....

There are so many groups.....what about the people of Gush Katif?? What about the people just around the block from us?? We are all doing what we can.......


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