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If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking

If I can stop one heart from breaking,


I shall not live in vain;


If I can ease one life the aching,


Or cool one pain,


Or help one fainting robin


Unto his nest again,


I shall not live in vain.

By dissecting this poem, we discover:

  • “Stop one heart from breaking.” 
As caregivers, preventing heartbreaks is an impossible task.
  • “Ease one life from aching.” 
Compared to the previous line, easing someone’s suffering is possible.
  • “Cool one pain.” 
Pain is described as hot.
  • “Help one fainting robin unto his nest again”- help someone who is lost find their way.
  • “Shall not live in vain.” 
As caregivers, our work is not in vain if we follow the basic themes in this poem.

  • Compassion

Submitted by Mission Team

Humanity is Indivisible

When former Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek found out he’d be awarded the Peace Prize of the Association of German Publishers in 1985 for his efforts in reconciling Arabs and Jews, he chose Manfred Rommel, mayor of Stuttgart, Germany and son of General Erwin Rommel, to present him the prize.

Upon accepting the prize, Kollek said, “Who would have imagined that the Field Marshal’s son and I would meet in the peaceful profession of being mayors? Isn’t that a symbol of peace—our theme here tonight?”

In the face of fanaticism and intolerance, there is a need for a deep belief in humanistic Jewishness: treat all people with the same respect and in the same manner.

This isn’t always recognized, especially among groups who only think of themselves and overlook the interests of others. According to Jewish belief, however, humanity is indivisible.

  • Compassion

Submitted by Mission Team

Everyone Has a Story to Tell 

Everyone has a story to tell, a lesson to teach, and wisdom to share. Life is a beautiful masterpiece bound together by your experiences. Open up and share your story; become an inspiration to others. You can make a difference because you matter. You were created with purpose. Live your life with intention, go out there and make a difference by being the difference. 

  • Reverence

Submitted by Mission Team

Change

Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent. 

  • Reverence

Submitted by Mission Team

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