Are Mitzvah Days an Excuse to Stay Away?

Summary: Sometimes, volunteering can make a person feel guilty. In a column for the Forward’s annual philanthropy section, I write about the mixed feelings I have after participating in my temple’s annual Mitzvah Day, a one-day volunteering event that hundreds of houses of worship do every year. My article appears in the Nov. 11, 2011 print issue, and was posted online Nov. 7.

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