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Letter from the former Chief Rabbi of the State of Israel, Rabbi Israel Meir Lau

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To the administration, employees and volunteers of the Meir Panim food centers – may the blessing of God be upon you! “For I said: the world is built through kindness.” Indeed, the virtue of gemilut chasadim (performance of kindness) not only constitutes one of the three pillars on which the world stands, but is also among the fundamental attributes of the offspring of our patriarch Abraham. I came, saw and was shown that if anyone would, Heaven forbid, try to speak negatively of, or prosecute against, the People of Israel, we must say to him: Go take a look at Meir Panim! There, in the food center, you will see the radiant faces that shine upon all those in distress and despair, there you will find alongside the food being served a warm smile and kind word. Fortunate are you for the reward you will receive, and I can only wish to share in your portion.

Wishing you all the warmest blessings in this month of Elul,
Israel Meir Lau

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