Perhaps we should have been studying instead of surfing the internet, but even the hardworking Ha’Am staff needs a break. Take a look at what Ha’Am’s hits of the week are! These were our favorite links relating to Torah (the giving of the Torah was the main topic of the past week’s Torah portion) and Tikkun Olam, or the “repairing of the world.”
1. A poignant video about an anti-smoking campaign that raises the issue of child smokers in other countries.
2. A rabbi’s call to action and empathy.
3. Six years ago, a kind stranger saved Jonny Benjamin’s life on the way to work. Now Benjamin is giving back — and trying to find his savior.
4. Time magazine’s dramatic photos of the top 10 nonviolent protests in (relatively) recent history.
5. Daniel Sokatch and UCLA’s David Myers bring to light an important concern regarding Israeli citizenship and rights in the LA Times.
6. Make your own Mount Sinai cake — a delicious replica of the mountain the Torah was given on!