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Newsletters - Part 43

Honoring the Pioneering Elders of Tomer

It’s the Fifth out of Ten Commandments. In Judaism, honoring one’s father and mother is a vital mitzvah (commandment) that recognizes the synthesis of God’s power to give life with the physical beings who help carry out that miracle of creation. More simply, it holds the key to the age-old success of the family unit. When children show honor towards their fathers and mothers, parents can be more effective caregivers, and children learn healthy guidance and how to follow rules.

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A Comment on the Recent Knesset Fiasco

I stayed up past midnight to watch the Knesset vote to disband itself.  And the entire time I could not believe what I was seeing.  I could not understand how it was that leaders of this country would go to elections, for the second time in less than a year, with the enormous expense to the taxpayer, and not find a way to avoid it.  What became inordinately clear is that too many politicians care more about their seats than they do about their country.

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[:de]Der Sommer ist da! Die Schule wird für die Gymnasiasten Mitte Juni und für die Grundschüler Ende Juni zu Ende sein. Das Wetter hat sich bereits geändert und die Sommersonne scheint überall in Israel schon stark. Es gibt keinen Regen und keine Wolken mehr, nur viel Sommerhitze! Im Juni sind die Kinder während der Nachmittagsstunden auf den Spielplätzen und am Pool. Sobald die Schule beendet ist, sind sie den ganzen Tag draußen.[:nl]De zomer is begonnen. De leerlingen van de Middeklbare school krijgen half juni vrij en die van de basisschool moeten nog even doorwerken tot eind juni. Maar het weer is al veranderd en de zomerzon schijnt heftig overal in Israël. Geen regen meer. Geen wolken meer en een heleboel hitte. Tijdens de maand juni vinden we de kinderen buiten op de speelplaatsen en aan het einde van de middag in het zwembad. Als de school eenmaal over is, zijn ze heel de dag buiten.[:]

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You Have Saved Lives in Israel Today!

Every now and then, we get to witness something truly miraculous. Recently I was able to experience one such miracle, a miracle that you, and other donors of CFOIC Heartland, directly helped to bring about. It is a story that I can’t help but share.

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