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Purim and the poor in Israel

Jewish and Israel news Israelis take Purim seriously—kids get the day off school, many towns put on a lively Purim parade, and the streets are filled with people of all ages running about in costumes, delivering mishloach manot baskets of prepared food goodies to their friends and neighbors before sitting down to the seuda, a […]

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Breaking The Cycle

THE BALTIMORE JEWISH TIME Benefits raise money for Meir Panim When Americans think about Israel, what generally comes to mind is the Western Wall, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict andthe Iranian nuclear threat. What many people are not aware of is that 1.8 million Israelis live below the poverty line — 860,000 of whom are children. Read […]

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VOCALTRITION: A Concert of Jewish Music to Benefit Meir Panim

BALTIMORE JEWISH LIFE Did you know that 1,838,600 people in Israel are living below the poverty line; among them 860,900 are children? That means that 2 out of every 5 children wake up hungry and go to bed hungry. 1 in 4 people live in poverty. 1 in 5 elderly are in need of immediate […]

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A Volunteer In A Million

5 TOWNS JEWISH TIMES Supporting a charity can be done in myriad ways. Many people enjoy volunteering their time attending to the needs of the less fortunate, and others pledge monetary donations which enable organizations to function. And then there are those who combine the two by volunteering their time in order to encourage others […]