More often than not, news about Jews on the internet isn’t good news. It’s either someone being hurt, someone trying to hurt us, or someone digging up trouble and making accusations, whether true or not. It’s well known that people see the bad more than the good, and if the bad is online far more often than the good is, in the days were everything is online, it could lead a person to think that Jews are bad, Heaven forbid.
I’m hoping to inspire us to believe in each other, and to bring more attention to the positive things Jews have done for the world and the world has done for the Jews. To show the wider world, and ourselves, that we are people worth believing in, worth supporting, and worth fighting for. Ahavas Chinam (love for everyone) in particular, is what makes us strong, and we’re hoping to show how strong the Jews truly are. This site started as collections of inspirational anecdotes, but we’re hoping to expand into reblogging positive news stories and sharing other links you can go to for a burst of positivity.
Here’s one below:
Human beings are like the stars and the sun. Those you know well are large and warm, and those whom to you are ‘strangers’, are smaller and less important. But just the sun is really a small star, only many miles closer to us. Were we to approach the stars, they would dazzle us with a familiar light. Each human has a story, and each one has a soul that burns brightly. Lets get a little closer to each other. Warm ourselves in the light of new candles. And in doing so, bring more light to the world.
כִּי בָרֵךְ אֲבָרֶכְךָ וְהַרְבָּה אַרְבֶּה אֶת זַרְעֲךָ כְּכוֹכְבֵי הַשָּׁמַיִם– Bereishit (Genesis) 22:17 And G-d said to Avraham: I will multiply your children like the stars in the sky.
מוֹנֶה מִסְפָּר, לַכּוֹכָבִים; לְכֻלָּם, שֵׁמוֹת יִקְרָא- Tehillim (Palsms) 147:4 He counts the infinite stars, and He calls them all by name.
There are so, so many of us, and yet so few. We all matter- for the light we give off to others.
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