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Overcoming prejudice

Wednesday, 3rd December 2014


It was a partial cloudy day with little drizzling in the air. I stood at a road side waiting for a cab so I could go to the Railway Station. Everything was going on just the way it was when suddenly I felt a voice beside me; it was a boy with tattered clothes and a face that surely seemed like it was never washed at all. I felt so abhorrent at that moment that I literally tried to pull myself away from that little boy.

The boy kept following me shouting out "Bhaiya! Bhaiya (Big Brother! Big Brother!) but I was too obstinate to answer him at all. My inner self was cursing the country for its poor conditions, those unhealthy little people that we all see sleeping on the pavements - as homeless as they could be.  Always begging for money - it all kept creating a fuss inside my mind, making me feel more reluctant to answer that dirty little boy who kept calling out to me. "Bhaiya! Bhaiya!" I heard him call out again. This further exacerbated my anger at the little kid, and the people of his kind.

Then finally after a few minutes of maddening summons from the little kid - I shouted at him that I had no money to spare him. And the boy without even bothering to hear my words of despair, said to me, "Bhaiya, can you please help me cross the road?"

That moment I couldn't feel my legs. The sudden feeling of mortification had engulfed me from within. Was this how I had become? Had Pride and Prejudice engulfed me to such a level that I judged that little boy to beg for money and food?

I held the boy's hand firmly, and I helped him cross the road. This was the first time that I didn't have the feeling of disgust or distaste that he might not have taken a bath for days or weeks. That successful act of assistance created a new hope inside me. I realised that our being judgemental would surely create a devastating effect unless we overcome it.

From the Four Widows

Thursday, 27th November 2014


From the Four Widows

In the midst of the most horrific nightmare,
these righteous women are reaching out to the
Jewish world with a message of hope.

Click here to read their inspirational message

Return to prayer

Thursday, 20th November 2014

Life must return back to normal, or they win!

Click the image below to read the full article.

Click this image to read the full article

Economy Minister Naftali Bennett (right) prays at the synagogue
where two terrorists from East Jerusalem killed five people on Tuesday. November 19, 2014.
(photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)


Never Say Can't!

Thursday, 13th November 2014

Jennifer Bricker! Never Say Can't!  

Click the image below to read more
about this inspirational young woman.

Jennifer Bricker

Look UP

Wednesday, 5th November 2014


Look UP!

Click the image below to watch this inspirational video.
An important lesson to be learned by us all.

Click this image to watch inspirational video

The Great Big Challah Bake

Tuesday, 28th October 2014


As part of the Shabbos Project,
bringing together Jews worldwide to keep Shabbat,
Challah Bakes were held in 170 cities and more than 1,000 communities around the world.

Jerusalem on Thursday hosted the
Great Big Jerusalem Challah Bake
to help prepare for Shabbat
in the spirit of togetherness and unity.


Click the image below to read more and by inspired by the
'Great Big Jerusalem Challah Bake'.


Click here to read more

Reach for the stars

Wednesday, 22nd October 2014

In the book "Reaching the Stars" by Ruchoma Shain, the following story is told:

Mrs. Shain was a general studies teacher in a Jewish school, teaching 1st grade. There was a child named Ruthie in her class whose parents were immigrants from Hungary. Ruthie's father, a bricklayer, had fallen off of a scaffold and injured his spine. He was confined to a wheelchair. Her mother with the burden of caring for the family singlehandedly, suffered a breakdown and was hospitalized. The children were shunted between relatives and friend, their lives falling apart in front of them. This young child, suffering and confused, came to school every day, but never spoke a word. Every attempt to coax the child out of her shell met with failure. Toward the spring Ruthie still had not uttered a word in class. During a game, the children were sitting on the floor near the radiator. Mrs. Shain noticed a puddle growing under Ruthie, and she knew what would happen to Ruthie if the other girls became aware that she had had an accident. The embarrassment would be a death blow to the child. The children were absorbed in their game and had not yet discovered what had occured. Mrs. Shain rapped on her desk with her ruler, and got everyone back to their seats. "The radiator is leaking badly and causing a puddle on the floor, and so you should get ready for dismissal." Mrs Shain never lied to her students, but in this case she made an exception. Another few minutes and the children were gone. The door opened and there stood Ruthie. "Uh... Uh... Mrs. Shain," she whispered. Those were her only words. Then Ruthie took Mrs Shain's hand, kissed it, and fled from the room.

When the opportunity presents itself, we should even try to prevent people from becoming aware of other's mistakes, shortcomings, and personality flaws. 



The Shabbos Project - KEEPING IT TOGETHER!

Tuesday, 14th October 2014


Last year history was made in South Africa.

This year, it is happening again, WORLDWIDE.

YOU can be a part of this AMAZING PROJECT.


Click the first image to watch the video,
to learn more and to be inspired.

Click the second image to go to the Shabbat Project website
where you can learn more,
and you can SIGN UP to be part of this amazing project.  


Whoever YOU are,

Where ever YOU are,

There will be something for YOU!



Click here to learn more




The 4 species represent the different types of Jewish people

Tuesday, 7th October 2014


The Esrog (citrus) has a good taste and a good fragrance. It represents a person with both wisdom (Torah learning) and good deeds.

The Hadas (myrtle) has a good fragrance, but is inedible. It represents a person who has good deeds, but lacks wisdom. 

The Lulav (date palm) is edible, but has no smell. This represents the person with wisdom, but without good deeds.

The Aravah (willow) has neither taste nor smell. It represents a person with neither good deeds nor Torah learning.

This comes to teach that in order for the Jewish people to be as Holy and as Great as we can be, we all need to be together, thereby collectively having all of the ingredients to be the best that we can possibly be. Whether you are a talmid chochum (scholar), a sinner, or in the middle ground, succos is a time where we can all plug together and enjoy the festival.

Leather shoes

Thursday, 2nd October 2014

One of the well known prohibitions of Yom Kippur is that one should refrain from wearing leather shoes. At first glance, one would assume that the simple reason for this, is to cause us some extra discomfort on the day of atonement. But the question arises, if that were the case, why is it that leather shoes are banned, when in fact for most of us, our non-leather shoes are the most comfortable? 

The ban on leather shoes can be explained with a law written in the Shulchan Aruch, which states that normally when one purchases a new article of clothing, one should recite the blessing of "She'hecheyonu", a blessing which shows enjoyment over the new item of clothing. On new leather shoes, however, one does not recite that blessing because there is an element of sadness, by the fact that an animal had to be killed in order to produce this pair of shoes. ( Even though animals have been given for the purpose of man, it would be sadistic to rejoice over the slaughtering of an animal for the sake of covering our feet) . 
On Yom Kippur, mankind stands in judgement hoping and praying to G-d to judge us favourably and mercifully. There is a famous saying found in the Gemora "He who shows compassion to others, G-d will allow compassion to him". 
On Yom Kippur when we are desperate for that compassion we conceal any traces of cruelty, and we dare not wear leather shoes, hoping that G-d will look at us with compassion, and grant us a good year.