Friday, April 27, 2007

Shabbat Ideas - April 27, 2007

As it is raining and MuzzleWatch finally got their vote out and kicked me out of second place, here are my Shabbat Thoughts for April 27, 2007.

Jew (Artists) for Jesus
Goyim Nachis b’yidin

I gave blood yesterday. It took about 30 minutes and then I had some apple juice; a real treat for post hemoglobin donation. I like apple juice better than the orange juice in such situations. I believe it has to do with the way it slides so nicely into your tummy.

While my arm was being drained of a pint of my red goodness, I was thinking how easy it is for me to just go and do this every few months. I have brand of blood that is generally needed for transfusions. So I feel pretty good when I give my red goodness. (And speaking of red goodness, the Red Sox are in first place and the Yankees are where?)

Donation of blood is vital to the survival of a modern society. Hundreds of people daily need blood when they are hurt or in surgery. There is still a very serious shortage of blood in New York City and— from what I gather— the rest of the country. Now I understand that a needle may be scary for some, but it only hurts for a minute and then you have a chance to really save someone’s life.

There has been such death and destruction in the past few weeks, from Blacksburg to Bagdad that has been splashed across the news papers. But every day in your city, there is someone who is cut, gets shot, is hit by a car, or falls down stairs and is in need of your help. You never need to see that person, but you will become part of that individual’s life; saving this person from death. All you need to do is give some blood. It is just that easy.

To Save a Life is as if You Have Saved an Entire Universe. GIVE BLOOD TODAY (or after Shabbas)

Shabbat Shalom

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

lovely shabbat thoughts, pure tikkun olam. Yasher Koach.