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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 […]

As Gap in Israel Between Rich and Poor Widens, More Children Suffer

Though Israel is known as the “Start-Up Nation,” the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) reports that the Jewish state has one of the highest poverty rates of any developed country with the gap between the rich and the poor ever widening. Moreso, the report contends that single-parent families or families with only one […]

The Face of Hunger in Israel

Ruth’s father died two years ago of cancer. Since then, her mother, Yaffa has been struggling to raise Ruth and her brother on the meager salary she earns from ironing shirts at a local laundromat. Without charitable support, the family would have almost nothing to eat. One organization that helps Yaffa maintain her family is […]

Photo Essay: How to Celebrate Purim

Make it a day of merrymaking and feasting, and as a holiday and an occasion for sending gifts to one another. Esther 9:19 (The Israel Bible™) The Biblical holiday of Purim, which falls out on March 1st of this year, is observed by fulfilling four specific commandments (mitzvot). These actions are reminders of the importance […]