Our hearts and minds are with our brothers and sisters in Israel. Our social media feeds, e‑mail inboxes, evening headlines and phone lines carry ominous reports of troubled times in Israel. Rockets are raining down on towns and cities all over, there have already been heart-wrenching civilian casualties, and war looms. Our extended Jewish family is under fire.

Is there anything we can do? Most of us are hundreds or thousands of miles away, in our own communities. Yet our very being cries out: How can we help?

Yes, there is something we can do.

A mitzvah, a G‑dly deed, has the power to reach deep into the core of our being—where we are all one. At this core, a positive deed on our part can help bring peace and goodness to this troubled world.

Our mitzvahs, no matter how small they may seem, perpetuate the legacies of those who have fallen, and ensure the continued safety of our brothers and sisters under attack.

Take a minute and pledge a mitzvah today.