July 25, 2002
Ack! Summer's halfway over. I hope you're having a great summer. Are you at camp? Did your parents take you on a fun trip? A cruise, perhaps?
In this week's portion, Moses asks the Israelites to remember that while they are about to enter a rich and fertile land, "flowing with milk and honey," they must always remember those who need help: the orphan, the widow, the stranger and the poor.
So, while you continue to enjoy your summer, maybe you can also think a little about someone who needs your help. That kid down the block who has no one to play with. Or maybe you can pay a visit to the Jewish Home for the Aging or bring some food to a homeless shelter. You can brighten up someone else's summer, too!