A desperate call for help

A desperate need has arrived please we need donations now
Hello! My name is Nitza-Chana, I am one of the members of a group called “Sisters-helping-sisters” on facebook. We are a support group for women who dress modestly. Through our love to cover, we’ve found a connection–a bond if you please–that surpasses what we do in the way we dress.

Recently, we’ve received many requests from our members asking for help to pay rent, buy food, gas, light, and even water bills. Many of them have small children. These are not women who look for hand outs. Many of them work outside the home.

Imagine getting your paycheck on Friday and having to decide between paying your rent, buying food for your children, or paying the electric bill. Your small check can not cover it all and you must decide which of those three is most important.

I cannot imagine how difficult that decision can be for a mother. I cannot imagine what it’s like to look your child in the face and tell them that they have nothing to eat tonight. Yes, I know there are shelters. There are places you can go when you need assistance in America but they are not always available, and they’re not always convenient. And not all of our members live in America.

Today we have an opportunity to help them, keep them from being on the street, and allowing them to continue to work and support themselves. Sometimes, everyone just needs a little help. I’m asking you today to give from your heart to help another person in the world keep their heads above water. Here is the link to donate: https://www.youcaring.com/help-a-neighbor/sisters-helping-sisters/271430

Sincerely,
Chana

Don’t ask why?????

Today I have a heavy heart for what has happened in the world.  This shows the how even the worst version of those who do evil is unknown.  Today I feel like a Pandora’s Box of all the secret hateful parts of man has been unleashed.  His arrogance, his spite, his condescension–can never compare to what has sprung open.  For some, this has been known for many years but to the rest of the world, now you can see it.

I am not prefect, nor do I hold myself to some higher level but I am in no ways as low as these men who did this evil.  My husband said to me, don’t start asking Why, there is no explanation that will EVER explain this hate.

These pictures are graphic and I would never share something like this but the time for holding back has passed and the world needs to wake up to all the hate that is happening in the world.  I did not think things would get worst then what I saw in MO.
but all it takes is a “wake up”.  Man has shown me that there is no level of low he will not stoop to show his hate for his fellow man.

Here is what is being reported: At around 7am, the terrorists – wielding massive knives and a gun – entered the Kehilat Yaakov synagogue on Harav Shimon Agasi Street, which includes both a synagogue and yeshiva (rabbinical seminary), and carried out attacks in more than one location.

Graphic images from Scene

It matters not how bad things become, I will still want to do this.

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MEGA CHALLAH BAKE

Yesterday I had the awesome pleasure of attending the mega challah bake sponsored by Chabad of Georgia. We were greeted with love and warmth.  There was so much love surrounding the place, there were prayers and songs and dancing and yes of course, making challah.  We learned the history of making bread and why we do it.  Why we separate the challah,  the wonderful prayer associated with it. I wish the whole world could participate in the weekly ritual that Jewish women do all over the world, baking bread for Shabbat.

I must also share some of the things that I was very disappointed with at this function many of the women there wear dress very inmodest I was shocked by the behavior of many of them and the conversation they had all the women at my table we are unfamiliar with making bread in fact they were asking me for help and I’m not even Jewish. I overheard a conversation of two girls as we left talking about drugs and getting drunk

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#Ferguson : My Thoughts on an American Flashpoint

The Joy of Home Life:

I noticed, to my utter disappointment, that not many of my friends talk about this case. Although, this is just the kind of thing I see them talking about when the person is Jewish. For days now, I have been trying to understand what makes this injustice different from the others. 1. the boy was not Jewish. 2. He was black. 3. he was said to have been a thug. 4. Will, I will leave that one in my head. A blogger I follow name Michael W. Twitty (we both have a love for food). put in words I don’t think I could have expressed. This all came about due to a picture being post of him in the street dead with food around him. I wonder if the person who took so much time to Photoshop the picture ever thought about the fact that a life was gone from the world. No matter what you think about the case in Ferguson, Missouri, the fact still remains true. It is still OK to kill the African………..

Originally posted on Afroculinaria:

“…It was the corroboration of their worth and their power that they wanted, and not the corpse, still less the staining blood.”  James Baldwin, “To Be Baptized,” from No Name in the Street, 1972

I have been asked by many people to take a close look at the Michael Brown shooting case in Ferguson, Missouri and offer my opinion.  I felt it best to take a step back and really absorb all the circulating currents of opinion and matters of fact before I made any personal pronouncements.  This is my best attempt to answer that call, hopefully soberly, responsibly and with as much restraint as I can muster in the face of this deeply American tragedy.  This is inherently a blog about food and food culture, but anyone who regularly reads this blog understands that it also is a blog about social and cultural justice.  It is clear to…

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A wonderful article to share

I have a lot of people posting things that are so negative about converting.  One of my FB friends posted this article and I wanted to share it with all of you.  I think it is always good to see that there is another side or point of view to things.  Hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did.

http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/let-me-tell-you-about-my-experience-as-a-convert-to-judaism/