Israel- Gaza Conflict
Facebook Groups Who Support Israel
- I Support the #Israel Defense Forces In Preventing Terror Attacks From Gaza
- Support Israel #fighting against Hamas at Gaza - operation 'Solid Lead'
- I support Israel #in this time of war against Gaza. May G-d be with us
- I support Israel against Gaza
- I Support Israel In Defending Itself From Hammas In Gaza
The Current Situation In Israel
I would like to tell you a bit about the situation in Israel currently.
As you have probably heard on the news, there is an opening war in Gaza. Israel has started an attack on different areas and targets in Gaza. This attack is towards the Hamas. This attack is to stop the Hamas attacking different areas in the south. Even though there was an agreement that no one would attack, Hamas has been attacking and bombing areas in Israel. The residents in the south have to stay in bomb shelters during attacks. Before the attacks, there is an alarm that tells the residents to go into the shelters. Kids at these areas haven't been going to school like we do. They are never safe. There is always a threat on the families in those areas. The life that they have in these attacks is not the life that we are used to. Try to imagine your day; wondering when is going to be the next attack. The families in the south spend most of their days in the shelters and get very board. To help the people in the south, there are many programs that Israel had started. One of the projects that are going on all around the country is making and packaging food for soldiers and families in the south. There is also a program that different families around the country invite families from the south to come to their home and live with them during the attacks. This helps then family to have a normal life; let the kids go to school properly and go to different activities.
They have been sending a lot of soldiers into Gaza. We are all very worried about the situation because they are also calling many people up for the reserve army. The reserve army is people who have finished their duty in the army but sometimes the army calls them to come to fight or to help with different things that are connected with the attack. (By the way, not everyone that serves in the army- do physical fighting, as many people think, actually many people in the army do different kinds of jobs that don't do at all with actual fighting.). The people who are the reserve army are parents and also people that have jobs. This isn't a good sign.
(: Excellent writing, Gaby. --Nellie Deutsch 14:58, 6 January 2009 (UTC))
This attack is not against the Palestinians, it's against the Hamas. Many people believe that this attack will turn into war. I hope it doesn't.
I think that many country in the world choose to show Israel as a violent country, which it isn't- many people around the world don't go through the thing that we go and they have no right to protest about things they don't even experience. I hope that at the end, we will all be safe.
How To Use The WikiEducator
First you need to create an account- you choose a username and a password so you can log into your account. Then you get your own page- which is your user page where you can add your homework/ class work. If you want to edit your homework or anything else that you have on your page, you go to the "edit" page where you can design and add more things to your page. You can make new head titles. There is also a "help" page, where you can find extra tips. Some people add to their page information about themselves. Good luck using the WikiEducator
(: Excellent work, Gaby. --Warm wishes, Nellie Deutsch 21:18, 16 December 2008 (UTC))
How To Contact Students From The USA
To contact students from Mullen High School in Denver, you first need to enter the website: http://www.korczakschool.org After you enter the website, you go to the "High School" tab, and click on your group. This will send you to the forum page. On this page you can choose different forums discussing different subjects, for example: the book "Night", introducing and getting to know students from Mullen. When you choose your forum, you can reply to a comment that one of the people from Mullen, that are in the same project as you're in. This way, you can contact different students from USA.
(: Excellent work, Gaby. Keep it up. --Warm wishes, Nellie Deutsch 16:28, 17 December 2008 (UTC))
Rosh hashana is literally "head of the year". It's a Jewish holiday that celebrates the beginning of the new Jewish year. It's celebrated on the first day of Tishrei (a Jewish month). Rosh Hashanah is the first of the High Holidays or Yamim Noraim ("Days of Awe"), or Asseret Yemei Teshuva- that are specifically set on repentance that conclude with the holiday of Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashana has some traditional greetings: Shana Tova is the traditional greeting on Rosh Hashanah which in Hebrew means "A Good Year". Another greeting is Shana Tova Umetukah is Hebrew for "A Good and Sweet Year". A very common greeting is Ketiva ve-chatima tovah is a longer greeting on Rosh Hashanah. the Hebrew translates as "May You Be Written and Sealed for a Good Year."
Yom Kippur is the most important holiday of the Jewish year. Jews who do not observe any other Jewish custom will refrain from work, fast and/or attend synagogue services on this day because it's so important. Yom Kippur occurs on the 10th day of Tishri (the seventh month of the Jewish calendar). The name "Yom Kippur" means "Day of Atonement" witch explains the meaning of the holiday- a day when the Jewish man atones for the sins of the past year. Between Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah there are ten days that are called "The Ten Days of Awe" witch the Jewish man spends thinking about his last year- if he hurt anyone or how he behaved. On this day god judges us by the way we have behaving and this day is the last appeal and last chance to change the judgment, to demonstrate your repentance and make amends. Yom Kippur atones only for sins between man and God, not for sins against another person. To atone for sins against another person, you must first seek reconciliation with that person, righting the wrongs you committed against them if possible. That must all be done before Yom Kippur.
The Festival of Sukkoth begins on Tishri 15, the fifth day after Yom Kippur (Tishri is the seventh month in the Jewish calendar). Sukkoth is the last of the "Shalosh R'galim" (three pilgrimage festivals). Like Passover and Shavu'ot, Sukkoth has a historical background. Historically, Sukkot commemorates the forty-year period during which the Jews of Israel were wandering in the desert, living in temporary shelters (the shelter was called a Sukka). Sukkot is a harvest festival and is sometimes referred to as "Chag Ha-Asif" (the Festival of Ingathering). The word "Sukkot" means "booths," and refers to the temporary dwellings that we are commanded to live in during this holiday in memory of the period of wandering in the desert. Sukkot lasts for seven days. The two days following the festival, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah, are separate holidays but are related to Sukkot and are commonly thought of as part of Sukkot.
Getting A Job
Dear employer, My name is Gaby Silver and I'm applying for a job at your company- I would like to be your top designer for your new collection. I'm 24 years old and I was studying in the top university for fashion and designing. I think I would be a good designer. Although I don't any experience I'm very creative and I have original ideas. My friends and I are always interested in the latest fashion- so I know what's the latest thing is going on in the fashion world. Hope to hear from you soon, Gaby Silver