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Today's Mitzvah Monday Challenge: Be Kind to Human Kind

Be Kind to Humankind Week, observed every year between Aug 25 - 31, is an annual celebration of kindness recognized globally. Every day has its own theme with a list of lovely suggestions of ways to be kind to family, friends, neighbors – even those who may consider you their enemy.

The celebration is a reminder of how simple it is to show loving kindness to another individual – be it a friend in need or a stranger you pass on the street.   The suggestions are as simple as being mindful to someone’s feelings, picking up the telephone to call a family member or friend whom you have not been in touch with for a long time, and even committing to safer driving in our busy lives.

Be Kind to Humankind Week began with two women who provided assistance to stranded boaters when no one else took the time to be bothered.  With that as a starting point, take the time to “be bothered” to provide kindness to other human beings, as taught by Christ,...

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What’s a “Mitzvah”?

You may have heard people – primarily Jews – use the term “Mitzvah” in describing a good deed accomplished or within the name of transformational ceremonies for young boys and girls – the Bar and Bat Mitzvah.

Translated from Hebrew, the word “mitzvah" is not merely a “good deed,” but actually a commandment, among over 600 derived from the Torah.   All such commandments were traditionally understood to come from God in guiding Jewish people on how to live their lives.

So, a “mitzvah” in a sense is more than just acting with goodness and generosity in dealing with families, friends and strangers. Rather, it is all about making an ongoing commitment to live a holy life, most often giving of one’s time, talent and philanthropy in support of an individual in need or a specific cause.

As a group of Christian Women we challenge ourselves to live like Jesus to...

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The Story of Esther

Generations of Christian women have drawn faith, strength, and encouragement from the example of Queen Esther. She is one of the most amazing women—and stories—in the Bible.

Esther lived 2,500 years ago as the Jewish queen of King Xerxes of Persia. She appealed to her king—at the risk of her own life—for the lives of fellow Jews in exile who were facing extermination by their mortal enemy, Haman (Esther 7:3).

Unless Esther acted, tens of thousands of Jews would have been murdered . . . a true “holocaust” twenty-five centuries before the Nazis attempt at Jewish genocide!

Now today, Christian Women for Israel has stepped forward as a community of tens of thousands of modern-day “Esthers” praying and standing for Israel. This vibrant group of women is seeking God’s blessing on the nation and His protection against enemies seeking to destroy her.

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