Meir Panim is dedicated to easing the year-round struggles facing many Israeli families and their children through its network of Restaurant-Style Soup Kitchens in Tzfat, Tiberias, Or Akiva, Jerusalem, and Dimona; Meals-on-Wheels for the elderly, homebound, and disabled; and After-School Youth Clubs for at-risk children.

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Since its inception, Yad Ezra V’Shulamit has distributed over one million food baskets that include chicken, fruit, vegetables and more. But what differentiates Yad Ezra V’Shulamit from other organizations that help the needy, is its desire to change the future for children who are born into poverty.

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Jews from Arabic speaking countries have a unique way of celebrating the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. Take an insider’s look at the holiday celebrations of Israel’s Sephardic Jewish communities.

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This year, the government proposes to supplement food baskets for each poor family to the tune of 14 shekels ($4) for the holidays. At that rate, the funding doesn’t cover the cost of a jar of honey.

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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 »

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