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Hunger of the Soul

Posted by on March 6, 2016

In the Haggadah, a paragraph called הא לחמא עניא states: Let all who are hungry come and eat. Let all who are in need come and make Pesach. In many ways, this reflects some of my experiences on mitzvah trips at the Martin J. Gottlieb Day School and even some of my experiences from driving down a highway to walking down the street. As a Jew, I believe that it is very important to lend a hand to the needy. I have gone on many mitzvah trips to places like food banks and impoverished neighborhoods to give food to the needy. On Thanksgiving, we buy turkeys and deliver them to people’s doors. This really brightens up a person’s holiday and gives them something to eat. Besides mitzvah trips, whenever I see a person who looks like they could use a bite to eat, I give them some money or any food that we have in the car. I also give Tzedakah regularly without being asked to by putting money in my Tzedakah box. All these mitzvah trips have impacted me in a very important way. They have made me more aware of my surroundings and how important it is to feed those who are hungry. For me, I guess you could call it a hunger of the soul.

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