“You have been lighting torches for many years, in your lives… you have illuminated the State of Israel in a great light that will burn for many years after the torches of the ceremony are extinguished,” Knesset Speaker Edelstein told the torch lighters.
Passover is observed through maintaining strong family traditions and strict dietary laws. However, struggling Israelis can find the holiday prohibitive to celebrate. One organization comes to their rescue. The Bible states (Exodus 12:17) that the week-long festive holiday of Passover (March 30-April 7), which commemorates the redemption of the ancient Israelites from Egyptian slavery, must… Read more »
Yad Ezra V’Shulamit is at the forefront of the efforts to feed Israel’s hungry when state funding of 13 shekels a family is simply not enough. Passover is around the corner and with it comes the fear of unanticipated financial burdens for many poor families. The list piles up and the cost of food goes… Read more »
With nearly 31 percent of the approximately 131,000 “single parent” families in Israel living in poverty and two out of every five children going to bed hungry, the need to ensure the success of Israel’s future is pressing today. Providing Israel’s struggling families with proper daily nutrition is a challenge that the global community needs… Read more »
“The ILA is indeed a Zionist enterprise, but my opinion—and what I consider to be part of our liberal Jewish culture—is also that it serves as a platform representing a bridge for peace,” Scott Neiss, who imported Lacrosse to Israel, said.