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BARBARA HELLER

BARBARA HELLER

BARBARA HELLER

7TH GRADE – KITAH ZAYIN

My favorite Middah/Mitzvah to work on is Ahavat Yisrael-loving all of our people.  It is imperative to making peace in the world to find peace within ourselves, our families, our close friendships, communities and larger jewish community so that we may in turn create world peace. This to me is the most important mitzvah. We must make an effort to listen to those of us who come from different places and having different beliefs and turn our anger or judgement into respect, love, and acceptance.  We’re so lucky to be a part of a people who honors the tradition of disagreement for the sake of heaven and accepting those of us who differ in belief.  At the same time we must make space to learn together and try to bring achtus (togetherness) even when it seems we’re worlds away.