May 2015

Jewish Children in Ukraine Go Hungry, But Refuse To Bend To Putin’s Will

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Monument to the Jewish children massacred in Kiev's Babiy Yar. Kiev

Monument to the Jewish children massacred in Kiev’s Babiy Yar. Kiev

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE: I am sad to report that Chabad suspended the campaign. I apologize profusely and hope that in the near future we will be able to take up the issue again.   Thank you.

 

Two bucks. What’s two bucks? Well, that’s how much my lunch cost: two fish tacos. I’m working on a start-up which means I don’t eat great; but that’s by choice. On Shabbat, I’ll go to schul and I’ll probably give tzedaka. I’ll also do that on June 22nd, I’ll give to Chabad. Because Chabad is going to give my two bucks to feed a Ukrainian Jewish kid for a day. A kid just like me, because 23 years ago, I was a Ukrainian Jewish kid.

 

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Jews and Restitution

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Restitution is taking things to the way they were. During World War II, millions of lives were destroyed, their possessions looted and appropriated by thieves pretending to be upstanding citizens. In Nazi Europe Jewish people were not humans, they were no longer people and as such they had no rights to their belongings or even their life. That is why people felt no qualms about taking away their things, the the law upheld them. The movie “Woman In Gold” is the first movie I have seen which truly humanized the Holocaust victims, the mark left on them years later and the difficulty of being equal under the law, even today and when they do, just how amazing it feels to be recognized as a human, as a person with equal rights with ability to work and own things and have society see to it that you are able to do that just as a non-Jew.

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