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As Israel Celebrates 70 Years of Innovation, Charity Organization Finds Innovative Ways to Help the Poor

What do the Iron Dome, Waze, USB stick, hunger, and poverty have in common? They all stem from Israel. Today, Israel celebrates its 70th Independence Day (Yom HaAtzmaut). Known as the “Start-Up Nation,” last year, Israel ranked second by the World Economic Forum for innovation. With its technological advancements, medical ingenuity, and humanitarian aid, one […]

70 Years After WWII, Israeli Holocaust Survivors Suffer

In Israel, at sundown on April 11 and again at 11 am on April 12, sirens will resound throughout the country. Traffic comes to a standstill, even on major highways, and pedestrians stand in place for two minutes. The moment of silence commemorates the 6 million Jews murdered between 1933 and 1945 during the Holocaust […]

The Sad Face of Poverty: Meet Eliana from Kiryat Ata

Meet Eliana*. When she was 5 years old, her house burned down. The family was already poor and the fire left them homeless. “My family had nothing but a small Mazda, the clothes we were wearing and about 80 shekels or so in the bank,” Eliana, now 10, recalls. The family lived in Kiryat Ata […]

Passover Campaign Promises to Feed Israel’s Hungry

As the season in Israel changes from winter to spring, Jews across the holy land are preparing to celebrate Passover, also known as the Festival of Liberation. Passover commemorates the Jewish liberation by God from slavery in Egypt. “Passover is a time where families come together around the table and tell the story of the […]

Poverty is Colorblind: Meet Liya

Poverty is ageless and colorblind. Just ask Liya Abera, age 10. The child of Ethiopian immigrants who were rescued by the Israeli government shortly after Operation Solomon in the 1990s, Liya is often home alone and hungry. Her parents, Aaron and Nyala, are trying their hardest. But like many Ethiopian immigrants, their absorption into Israel […]