You Won’t Believe Whose Famous Feet Have Joined On One Foot

by | Jan 18, 2017 | Entertainment, Hillel Ontario, On One Foot, Uncategorized | 0 comments

You won’t believe whose famous feet have joined On One Foot!

In case you haven’t decided whether or not to get in on the fun, here is a list of 10 reasons, straight from Hollywood, as to why you should jump in with both feet!

None of the following is based on true stories

  1. When we asked Beyoncé to join On One Foot, she got really excited. Queen Bey immediately decided to announce her gift publicly on the balcony of her hotel room.
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  2. Kendall Jenner was a little shy at first when it came to standing On One Foot. But after we told her where the money goes, she was all in!

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  1. Kendall’s sister, Kim Kardashian, wasn’t shy at all! She was ready to pose for us within seconds – but to be honest, we didn’t expect any less from her.

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  1. Taylor Swift’s On One Foot photo shoot wasn’t as easy as Kim Kardashian’s. The singer kept changing her mind on outfits, hairstyles, and poses. All she wanted to keep was her purse and the red lipstick.

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  1. When we told Drake about On One Foot, it didn’t even take a minute for him to pull out his checkbook! We know Drake’s big single ‘One Dance’ was topping the charts, but look out for his next new hit ‘One Foot’.

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  1. Drake’s former flame, Rihanna didn’t mind showing us her legs at all. She jumped from her cozy sweatpants into shorts to make sure to “work work work” on our campaign.

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  1. Nicki Minaj got all fierce and competitive when we asked her to join the campaign. She wanted to make sure that she made the most generous donation of all. Let’s see if that works out for her.

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  1. DeMar Derozan loved the cause of On One Foot and was very supportive. He made sure The Raps were all in!

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  1. Kyle Lowry, DeMar’s best friend, wouldn’t just watch his teammate do something good without joining in on the fun. As soon as DeMar DeRozan donated, Kyle jumped on the On One Foot train as well.

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  1. Jose Bautista was speeding towards home plate when we told him about On One Foot. All he wanted to do was score and give us a bat flip in excitement!

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Holocaust Remembrance Day 2023

Holocaust Remembrance Day 2023

In their research on listening to survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides, Bronwen E. Low and Emmanuelle Sonntag note listeners’ problematic tendencies towards one of two responses.  On the one hand, they can regard the narratives as so unfamiliar and foreign that they must be pushed away as overwhelming, untouchable, and inaccessible.  On the other, the stories can be seen as familiar, to the point that the listener cannot separate their own experiences and emotional response from what they take in.

But another, preferable response exists: Roger I. Simon and Claudia Eppert talk about a “chain of testimony” and suggest that listening imposes a duty on the listener.  Listening to personal testimony at the crossroads of memory and history “imposes particular obligations on those called to receive it – obligations imbued with the exigencies of justice, compassion, and hope that define the horizon for a world yet to be realized.”  In this way, bearing witness and listening to testimony demands a number of actions and responses, including that we “transport and translate stories of past injustices beyond their moment of telling by taking these stories to another time and space where they become available to be heard or seen.”

If we take Simon and Eppert’s charge seriously, as I believe we should, those of us who have been privileged to hear the direct testimony of survivors of the Holocaust.  Their words come not just with the specific knowledge they impart or the emotional impact they have on us – sorrow, anger, fear, horror – but with a duty, an obligation of some kind.  

On many of our campuses, this week is Holocaust Education Week, and this Friday marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day.  Given the significant number of Holocaust survivors and their descendants in Canada, the scheduled events and programs have a personal resonance for many of our students and their families, but their impact can be deep and meaningful for all of us, regardless of who we are and where we come from.  I encourage each of you to make time to participate in this week’s activities and to consider your place in the chain of testimony: what obligation does listening to narratives from the Holocaust place on you, and how do you carry those stories forward in time?

 

Weekly D’var: Shemot

Weekly D’var: Shemot

In this week’s parashah we learn the story of Moses, from his birth, through his flight from and eventual return to Egypt, to the acceptance of his role as leader of the Hebrew people.

After fleeing Egypt, for killing an Egyptian slave master, Moses was living rather peacefully as a shepherd in the land of Midian. The Torah describes for us Moses’s first interaction with G-d upon coming across a bush, “burning with a heart of fire [Exodus 3:3]”. G-d calls out to Moses and requests he take the Jewish people out of Egypt and eventually into the land of Israel. However, Moses argues with G-d, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh? Who am I that I should take the Jews out of Egypt? [Exodus 3:11]” After initially refusing four times, Moses eventually agrees to G-ds request, and as we know, the rest is history. But why was Moses so unwilling to take up the position of leader, to the extent that he would argue with G-d? And why was G-d so set on having Moses lead the Jewish people? 

Perhaps the answer can be found through the incident that led to his flight from Egypt, years earlier, when Moses, as mentioned above, killed an Egyptian slave master for beating a Hebrew slave. Immediately, he was met with opposition from some of the Hebrew slaves, “who made you chief and ruler over us? Do you mean to kill me as you killed the Egyptian? [Exodus 2:14]” Moses felt discouraged and unsure of his ability to lead. However, it seems that G-d saw in Moses, a faithful shepherd, the ability to lead his people from slavery to freedom. Very often in Tanakh, the people that are most worthy to lead are the ones who deny that they are worthy at all. Moses may not appear to be the first choice for a leadership figure, suffering from a speech impediment and lacking charisma; however, Moses possessed certain qualities that made him the ideal leader to bring the Jewish people out of Egypt. We too possess qualities that can lead us to achieve incredible success and realize our full potential. We may often feel unmotivated or unsure of our own capabilities. Instead of feeling discouraged, I believe we can look to Moses who, despite all his doubts, stepped up to the challenge and became the greatest leader in Jewish history. 

Sam Virine
VP of Jewish Life at Hillel Waterloo & Laurier

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