Owen, Oak Creek Wis. Members of the Newbery Medal Selection Committee: Markey, Manhattan Beach, Calif. Public Library; and Meg E.
And while we may not be able to stop the rocket attacks, we can still take action to lift Israel's spirits and help it contend with an increasingly uncertain situation.
Even if our actions do not appear to influence the overall outcome of events, at the very least we succeed in changing ourselves. And that, in and of itself, is an important victory.
Thank you to the many Aish. The Internet is a great resource for getting an accurate picture of what is really happening in the conflict. For daily news, visit the Jerusalem Post and Times of Israel.
For crucial background information, read "Israel: Write a letter and express appreciation for their self-sacrifice in valiantly defending our people and our land. You can even send a care package to a soldier with a holiday gift, etc.
Thank Israeli Soldiers supports troops by delivering your personal letter of thanks and a care package of items that soldiers need. Yad Eliezer sends thousands of gift packs to soldiers near Gaza.
Yashar LaChayal works to provide soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces with goods and services they lack. Pray to God to bring peace to the land. Pray for Israel's leaders who need wisdom, to do what is best for Israel in spite of international pressure. Pray for the safety of Israeli civilians who are targeted by rockts and even suicide bombers.
Pray for the protection of IDF soldiers as they root out every last terrorist. And pray for the Arabs to realize the true nature of their leadership and doctrines that teach hate and murder.
Regardless of your level of observance, you can add a request for Israel to your regular or even irregular prayer regimen. You can send prayers via the Western Wall at thewall. No prayer goes to waste and the gates of tears are never closed.
God has done miracles before and will do them again. When we stop arguing among ourselves and work together, we can stand united against the enemy, and the Almighty with us.
Jerusalem was destroyed because of people speaking negatively about each other, so that is the way we can rebuild Jerusalem. Abstain from saying or listening to anything bad about any individual or group, or even the Israeli government — unless it is constructive criticism.
The only way to stand against our enemies is to lay down our differences and become one. We've got to live together! Get Hamas off of Twitter. Under federal law, it is illegal for any American company to provide "material support" to terrorists — which includes the provision of any "service" or "communications equipment.
Buy Israeli products and services. With the Israeli economy suffering, go out of your way to support Israel's export trade.
When in the grocery store, look for brands like Elite, Telma, Osem, and Ahava beauty products — even if you have to pay a few more dollars for them. Ask the supermarket manager to order these items specifically. Buy Israeli wine to bring as a gift when you visit friends.
Home Depot and other stores have many Israeli-made products — especially plastics. The next time you hear something that puts down Israel, don't wonder to yourself, "What is anyone going to do about it.
You be the "anyone" and pick up your pen or keyboard and start writing. Write a piece you for local newspaper, set up information tables at your high school or college, or simply talk to people.
Be a roving ambassador for Israel by explaining the true facts to everyone you meet. Even the cashier in the supermarket needs good information. You never know how your contribution may affect someone else's views.
The possibilities are endless. The worst thing to do is to remain quiet in times like this. Pick up the phone and make a solidarity call to your Israeli friends and relatives. If you don't know someone personally, ask someone who does. Commend them for having the courage to live in Israel.Nothing But The Truth by Avi and a great selection of similar Used, New and Collectible Books available now at webkandii.com The central theme of Nothing But the Truth is, as indicated in the title, truth and the destructive power of its opposite, lies.
By spreading cruel and unfounded lies about a good teacher, Miss. PREFACE. As the old saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention, and necessity certainly drove the creation of this anthology.
As any educator will tell you, one of the difficult duties we face year after year, semester after semester, is the selection of texts for classes.
So Kate Bush: Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God); Ride: Not Fazed; The Soft Boys: Positive Vibrations; The Ronettes: Be My. NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH. by dialogues, and Philip's diary, Avi shows how well-meaning people can generate misinformation through a combination of interrupting or simply not listening, shaping facts to suit their own goals, letting preconceptions muddy thought, or just lacking the will and the skill to get things straight.
Philip transfers. Avi is the award-winning author of more than seventy-five books for young readers, ranging from animal fantasy to gripping historical fiction, picture books to young adult novels.