Be a part of the solution

Friday, 16 November, 2012 - 1:37 pm

We’ve all heard the terrible news out of Israel. Three Israelis killed, many more injured and hundreds of rockets being fired at civilian centers. It’s not the news that we want to hear.

Most difficult is the feeling of helplessness, what can I do? How can I help my brothers and sisters living in the Holy Land who are facing this peril? I’m so far away, what can I do?

In truth, there are many things that you can do. First, be informed! With all the propaganda out there it’s important to know about our right to the land. It doesn’t come from the UN or the United States, it doesn’t come from any government body recognizing our right to the land – it comes from G-d. He created this world and gave the Jewish people the land of Israel.

Our enemies are adept at propaganda – today with social media we can combat their lies by sharing the truth. “Like” the official page of the IDF Spokesperson and follow the IDF Blog, then share the factual real-time information that they share.

And perhaps most importantly – do a mitzvah! A mitzvah, a G‑dly deed, has the power to reach deep into the core of our being—where we are all one. At this core, a positive deed on our part can help bring peace and goodness to this troubled world. Click here for some ideas and then take the pledge to do a mitzvah today!

Finally, in all times, especially in times of distress, it is important to strengthen that which unites us as Jews. This can take many forms, but one cherished way of strengthening Jewish unity is to participate in the writing of a Torah. It’s very timely then that we will be beginning to write a brand new Torah scroll this Sunday afternoon – right here in Folsom! Please click here for the details and email [email protected] to RSVP for the event.

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