dimanche, juin 26, 2005

a compilation of things

this is an interesting court case


Apparently in colorado you don't have an entitlement to police enforcement of a restrainign order, since there is no proof of a property interest.. ... odd, that one's children cannot be claimed to be a property interest...

if anyone knows this case and tell me more about it i would be most interested.

www.scotusblog.com is an interesting site to keep track of.

unsung heroes
Here's a bunch of good stuff from Aussie news


I want to be out there in the trenches someday helping people one by one.. and one-on-one. I think sometimes that that kind of work is the real work that needs to be done. and is the real material that is what life ... well, at least, my life,... is all about.

a project I would love to get involved with and help out on someday

Mariuma Klein and Beit Hashanti in central tel aviv, supported by the pratt foundation.

The idea is venture philanthropy.. and idea that like venture capitalism, we can apply those principles to philanthropy and give people a better life... a better quality of life.

Maybe it sounds crazy, but there's a part of me that calls me to this kind of thing. I really really really want to have this out there in the world and really really really want to be a part of it myself.

I learned once a teaching from R'Elazar from R'cHanina that "wise students (scholars) increase peace in the world. As it is said: and all your children are students of G-d, and they will have great peace." [It is taught that "your children" means "your builders."] -brachot 64a . I want to be a part of that building of the world. Maybe someday, i can help to make the world a better place.

a piece of the world, being built ... for peace

Beslan survivors frolic at Jewish camp
Ruth Ellen Gruber

SZARVAS, Hungary — In T-shirts, jeans and sneakers, the children chewing on kosher chicken in a brightly- decorated dining hall looked like kids at any other Jewish summer camp.

They clowned a little, linked arms and swayed to after-lunch songs, and cheered when a teenage girl was hoisted on a chair to celebrate her birthday.

But these kids were different. The 75 boys and girls were survivors of the bloody terrorist siege and massacre last September that took the lives of more than 300 people at a school in the town of Beslan, in southern Russia.

Aged seven to 18, most of the kids had lost a brother, sister or parent in the carnage, and many had themselves suffered serious injuries during the three-day ordeal.

None of them were Jewish, and few even knew anything about Jews or Judaism.

But thanks to the initiative of one of Russia’s two chief rabbis, Adolf Shayevich, they were brought to Hungary this month for a week of rest and recuperation at the Ronald S Lauder Foundation/American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) International Jewish Summer Camp at Szarvas.