September 22, 2005
A Reason to Obey
This Shabbat we read the portion of Ki Tavo. In it, Moses tells the Israelites that if they obey all the commandments, they will be blessed with good food, good weather and a good life. But if they disobey the commandments, they will be cursed with misfortune.
I do not believe that God punishes people for not obeying him. Rather, people often cause their own misfortune by not learning from their mistakes, and I think that is what the Torah is telling us. The victims of Hurricane Katrina did not, by any means, bring this natural disaster upon themselves. We know that no one deserves to go through such horrors -- and we need to reach out as much as possible to help.
Kids Can Help Katrina Victims
A Call to Jewish Schools
Please send us details and photos of the hurricane relief
in your schools.
We will publish them on the Kids Page.
Send all information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a list of things you can donate to hurricane victms.
Put the vowels in the right places to fill in the blanks:
P __ L L __ W S
B L __ N K __ T S
C __ N S __ F F __ __ D
B R __ S H __ S
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Bring new items to
Temple Judea, 5429 Lindley Ave, Tarzana.
It is the regional collection site for disaster relief supplies. For more information, call (818) 758-3800, ext. 213.
Here are three ways you can raise money for the hurricane victims.
Unscramble the words:
K A E B A S L E
R A G E G A S E A L
E O M D E A L N L E S A
Once you've collected money.,visit www.jewishjournal.com/local/HurricaneRelief.php to choose how you want to help.
How much money has the Los Angeles Jewish community already raised?
d. More than $1 million!