Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Developing a Lending Library.

We are working on developing a Torah lending library L' Ilui Nishmas. It's a lovey way to get to know others in the community and to be a apart of developing one's community while also doing something in the merit of our relatives no longer in this world. A lovely way to integrate into a new society. Being new to an area can be unsettling and uncomfortable for years. For those with some ingenuity, finding a way to give can help to make the difference between your being an outsider and being a needed part of the community.

The books above are books that were donated towards startng our lending library. We spent a bit of time prior to Sukkot happily sorting, checking, dusting, cleaning the books and separating which are for use in the library and which will be for sale towards raising funds for the lending library. 

It took quite a bit of time but has certainly been fascinating and enjoyable. We are happy to say they are all ready. Some have been stamped with our new library stamp. Some are waiting to be stamped.

Some have gone onto the new bookshelf - more about this in another post and some are being put into appropriate categories.

There's quite a bit of work involved in setting up any Gemach or service. Have you starting something since comign to Israel? Have you got involved by volunteering for an organization or cause?

Speaking of volunteers, if you have some time spare and would like to get involved in volunteering for the various projects we have on the go, do be in touch to come for an interview. 

Friday, 29 August 2014

Shir HaMa'alot sung by Yosef Karduna

As we prepare for Shabbat, enjoy this beautiful recording of Shir HaMa'alot by Yosef Karduna complete with stunning images from Eretz Yisrael.

Shir HaMa'alot is from Tehillim (Psalms) 121, written by King David giving praise to Hashem and a reminder that our assistance is always from Hashem, Creator of ALL and Guardian or Israel.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Yeish Tikvah - a musical reminder with Benny Friedman

Living in such volatile times, here is a music video to give some hope and inspiration. 
Benny Friedman sings for us "Yeish Tikvah"- there is hope. We are not alone. We have one G-d.

Hashem is always with us, watching over us, caring for us, crying with us. As we prepare for Shabbat, take a few moments to listen to this beautiful music with it's upbeat rhythm and remember we have Hashem.

Yeish Tikvah ! We have hope

If you understand Hebrew, enjoy the words that remind us to unite and strengthen our Emunah. If you are just learning Hebrew, this is a wonderful way to do so.

Shabbat Shalom. שבת שלום 

May it be peaceful and rejuvenating. May we all merit the Moshiach and Final Redemption, immediately, without any further delay


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