What better time of year is there to focus on doing mitzvos bein adam lechaveiro, good deeds between man and his friend, than during the three weeks and leading up to Tisha B’av?
Our sages teach us that the Bais HaMikdash, our holy Temple, was destroyed due to baseless hatred between Jews. Thus, these three weeks of mourning the destruction of the Bais HaMikdash are an excellent time to bridge the gap between fellow Jews by going out of your way to do good deeds for another person. Sometimes an action which only takes a minute or two of your time can make a person’s day.
Stop and think to yourself. What can you do to make someone else’s life better? How can you improve the life of your friend? What do you have to give that could be of service to another person? Everyone has something they can do or something they can give, that will help bring the Beis HaMikdash closer. So make your mitzvos a priority this week, and then come back and tell us about it.
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I resolved to start smiling more to keep people cheerful. With the situation now in Israel, people need cheering up.
I saved someone’s life.
I went drove 30 Miles at 3AM to do a mitzva
I visited a old age home
Help my sick mother
I visited a friend with cancer. We enjoy spending time together. B’ezras Hashem there will be many more opportunities.
being nice to my kids!
We’ve taken over the kids congregation at synagogue. I’m constantly trying to think of new ways to get new kids into the service. Flyers, websites and talking to the day school to get more kids involved in Judaism.
Honored my parents by buying them a laptop
Made dinner for someone who recently had a baby
watched my friends kids so she could go out for an hour
Made dinner for a neighbor that just had a baby
I saw my next-door-neighbor very depressed, so I brought him a bunch of flowers and chocolates and it seemed to really cheer him up.
Gave up a table at a restaurant to two elderly women.
Made dinner for a sick person and family
Donated clothing for Israeli soldiers
I offered for my friend to come over and do her laundry by us, feed her supper, and give her a ride home.
I visited a nursing home.
Said “Hi, how was your day?” to a stranger (who was a lower-class worker) and he was really grateful.
Had a friend sleep over last minute and gave her a ride early in the morning.
I cleaned up a very very dirty house all before shabbos.
helped a lost kid find his parent in the library
sent my children to give challoh & wine to jewish people who work at a local mall
I ‘ve signed up for the Shmirah project to pray for an Israeli soldier.
I fed my baby- numerous time in the middle of the night too 🙂
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I am a believing Gentile. I also serve the G-d of Avraham, Yitzak & Yachov. I have friends from Israel. I encourage them and tell them I’m praying for their families and loved one.
give words of simcha
Gave bags of food/clothing/stuff to poor people
A friend came over to borrow some books. I saw how tired she looked and invited her in with all her kids for supper and playtime.
i made someones linen for them
hosted guest for Shabbos. made bed and entertained her!
I put on tefillins this morning.
I also help out my handicapped mom
Spoke to a good friend about the laws of Lashon HaRa from Lesson a Day! We started learning together!
I helped teach kiryah to a little boy with special needs today.
It is a mitzvah to move to Eretz Yisrael. I am making Aliyah on August 26th.
I encouraged a fellow Jew who was down, shared in their grief.
Volunteered to help someone load a truck:)
I had coffee with a lonely person
i gave someone a ride today
I helped someone start a thriving business
Gave someone a ride (. 5 hr!)
I boosted someone’s spirits by giving them chizuk.