December 8, 2008
O Hanukah, O Hanukkah ….
It’s that time of year again…headlines may warn of impending doom and many, many people are feeling, in a most personal way, the effects of the economy’s downturn, but…Hanukah is approaching.
On September 8, this diary shared a story entitled, "Sometimes It Does Take a Village". In it we described the actions of two women in Jerusalem who have enlisted their neighbors’ help in caring for families in the area who are living on the edge economically. Each month they provide a supply of food to each family and on Rosh Hashonah and Pesach they try to add new shoes for the children. On Hanukah, they like to brighten the families’ lives with some special toys or games requested by each child.
This year, the Good People Fund will be sending funds to make many of those gifts possible…while dreidels and sufganiyot are surely fun, nothing quite takes the place of a real toy… a doll… a game.