Journal 11- Shabbos to the Elderly

Last Friday, sixth grade and a few eighth graders delivered Shabbos boxes to people. This is a project I created to give two candles, two homemade challahs, and a bottle of grape juice to give to elderly people in our community, so that they may perform the mitzvah of Shabbos. This is the second time we’ve done this this year. It is an act called gemilus chesed, or an act of kindness. It’s an act of kindness because we don’t need to do this; theoretically, if these people wanted to celebrate Shabbos,¬†then they would’ve gotten these items by now. We do this for the people so that they don’t forget, or if they are too weak to go out.

Challah. Image Credit: commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Challah_Bread_Six_Braid_1.JPG

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