Shabbat this week falls on Armistice Day – the day we mark the anniversary of the end of the First World War. As a nation we remember the bravery of many, many men and women who fought to create peace in our country, something that – amongst the terrible things going on around the world – we should feel particularly grateful for.
We honour their collective bravery, understanding that each person’s contribution was small but essential to the country at large.
We may not be able to contribute in a way as long-lasting as the veterans we remember on Saturday, but we know that any opportunity to make our mark, to help change society for the better is the role of each and every Jew in our community. We hear from the Ethics of the Fathers “You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to desist from it (2:21).”
Please do join us from 10am-1pm on Sunday 19th November for Mitzvah Day – a day specifically about giving our time rather than our money to the causes around us. We may not complete the work, but each of our small contributions can come together to make a difference our community.
FPS Education and Community Development Manager