Tag Archive: mitzvah

Cease Fire: When?

We have agreed to a cease fire but Hamas says that the Egyptian initiative is “not worth the paper it’s printed on”. When Israel warned residents of Gaza to leave their homes so that the civilians would not be harmed, Hamas ordered people to remain. This prompted Prime Minister Netanyahu to say “We in Israel …

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The Power of the Bat Mitzvah


by Sheena Levi Originally published on January 30, 2013 on the Jewish Women’s Archive: Jewesses with Attitude blog When I was brought on board at the Lev LaLev Fund in May 2011, I was asked if I could run the bat mitzvah project program. I thought, sure, how hard could it be? I was once a bat mitzvah girl too after …

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This Kid Knows What Makes the World Go ‘Round


She did it again. In the moments following my brainstorming session for this week’s blog topic, my prophetess friend – you know, the one I mentioned last time who texts me doses of inspiration – sent this: While we try to teach our children about life, our children teach us what life is all about. …

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