By: Maayan Hoffman Men dressed in white and wearing ancient tarbooka drums around their necks stand on the edges of the ancient hills of the Shomron. Then, the sound of the shofar breaks the silence and with its blast a pack of runners begin their journey through the lavish orchards, aromatic vineyards and layers of… Read more »
By: Maayan Hoffman “The ingathering of exiles is prophesied in the books of Isaiah, Ezekiel and Jeremiah, and is already being witnessed today,” according to A.Y. Katsof, director of The Heart of Israel. Katsof recently raised $25,000 to help bring the last 8,000 Jews of Ethiopia to Israel, a move that he believes is the… Read more »
“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 »