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Generations of Dependence and Poverty

One of the saddest and most disturbing aspects in much of our society is the continuity of dependence and poverty within families from one generation to the next. As a Rabbi, I receive many requests to help the needy on a regular and constant basis. Within my limited abilities, I do what I can or […]

What You Should Know About World Food Day

World Food Day, October 16, marks 38 years since the initiative to eradicate world hunger was established by the United Nations’ Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). The goal is to end world hunger by 2030 through finding sustainable solutions to hunger and poverty. Though there are many agencies around the world working to ensure that […]

Business to the Aid of the Working Poor

Israeli employers can do much to assist the many working families that can’t make ends meet. 5% of two-income households in Israel live below the poverty line. A family in which both spouses are employed should have sufficient income to ensure it lives with dignity. However, in reality, even two full-time jobs are often not […]

Knesset Food Law to Reduce Waste Hopes to Make Impact on Israel’s Poor

Nearly one fifth of Israelis are living with food insecurity. They are often hungry and their nutrition requirements go unmet. Meanwhile, over a third of all food produced in Israel is wasted; half of it is thrown out though still salvageable for consumption. Members of Knesset Uri Maklev, Moshe Gafni, Hilik Bar, Orly Levi Abekasis, […]