VaYera, and advocating for others

     So, this week’s parashah is Parashat VaYera, literally “And he appeared” to Abraham.  This week’s parashah contains the famous bargaining session for the lives of people who lived in the two cities least known for hospitality.  

   But what about folks with no one to stand up for them, no one willing to speak for them, especially kids?  How do we protect children who have no one to properly care for them, let alone family?

What would you do, and how would you solve this thorny problem of protecting kids, not to mention vulnerable adults, Thoughtful Readers?

Would you flee the danger, sensibly, if a powerful being were threatening a smaller one, someone you did not know?  Or would you stand with that stranger, not knowing whether you would be punished, too, for offering your help? 

Is this the same as what Abraham did for the cities of the plain?

Action Items:

1.)  Share your thoughts on the how to keep all kids safe, please.

2.) Share your thoughts on how we Human Beings might start to build a more fully inclusive society for all of us.

3.) Write a story, post or tweet that uses these thoughts.

Dear Readers, ideas on learning, especially multiple #LanguageLearning, on-going education and empathy-building, to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness,  #EndMoneyBail & achieve freedom for All HumanKind?

Support our key #PublicDomainInfrastructure  & #StopSmoking for COVID-19:
1. #PublicLibraries,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport

Read, Write

-we can learn from the past Stayed on Freedom’s Call for free,

           by Teaching and Learning (Lesson Plans offline) in the present, to

                         help build a kinder future: Do Better: a Vision of a Better World

(Online pdfs of 5 month GED lesson 12 of 67 plans),

   and  Babylon 5 review posts, from a Minbari Ranger’s perspective: story inspires learning…


Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS

the year, 2021 CE = year 12021 HE

Stayed on Freedom’s Call
includes two ‘imagination-rich’ walking tours, with songs, of Washington, DC. New interviews and research are woven into stories of old struggles shared by both the Jewish and African-American communities in the capital city.

Shared histories are explored from a new perspective of cultural parallels and parallel institution-building which brought the two communities together culturally and historically.

Please leave a review, if you can, on the GoodReads page.

Shira Destinie Jones is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


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