A mitzvah is a good deed

We just came back from Scottsdale AZ where we attended the double Bat Mitzvah of my cousin's twin granddaughters. I must say they did a terrific job reciting their assigned prayers, Torah readings, and what-being a-Bat Mitzvah-means-to-me-speeches, and they were definitely deserving of the dinner and dance carnival party in their honor at the end of the day. However, what impressed me the most was their dedication to good work with animals. One of the girls who has already declared that she wants to be a veterinarian, raises funds for poorly treated dogs on the island of Puerto Rico. Since her father comes from Puerto Rico she was able to witness this first hand while visiting family there. She says, I'm donating medicine to a fund for an organization called Island Dog. It's a program in Puerto Rico for neglected or abandoned animals. They help them survive¦I'm trying to help them so that dogs and cats and animals can stay alive. Stray dogs at Dead Dog Beach Her sister wants … [Read more...]