I’m Iris, I am 49 and a single mother to 9 children. I work in a nursery school for children. We’re a one income family. I met Roni from Bet Nehriya and he introduced me to Leket Israel. I’ve had a difficult life and I thank God that I was able to get to where
Hebrew is a nuanced and complex language. Far more than English. Each Hebrew word has a root, or “shoresh”, which can be added to suffixes and prefixes to convey complex ideas very quickly. This is why you will often see three or four Hebrew words translated into whole English sentences. Unfortunately sometimes translators try and
I want to share with you a powerful, moving story from the Book of Ruth. It’s a story about a beautiful biblical commandment, Leket, that changed the lives of two women, Ruth and Naomi, and whose legacy continues to impact lives through the work of Leket Israel today. Imagine for a moment, you’re walking through
For Israel’s 75th Anniversary here are 75 interesting facts about the land. Facts about the Israeli Flag The design of Israel’s flag is based on the Jewish prayer shawl, or tallit, which has blue and white stripes. The flag was adopted on October 28, 1948, shortly after Israel declared its independence. The blue color on
The journey of Leket Israel began 20 years ago today. What started as a one-man volunteer operation in my driveway, has, over the last 20 years, become the National Food Bank of Israel and Israel’s leading food rescue organization, feeding 234,000+ people weekly. When I embarked on this project in March of 2003, I could
20 Facts You Didn’t Know About Leket Israel Donate Now 1 In 2003, Joseph Gitler, a recent immigrant from New York, started rescuing meals from catering halls as a one-man volunteer operation to respond to the paradox of growing hunger and poverty in Israel on the one hand and significant food waste on the other.
Irrevocable “Who are Israelites, to whom pertain the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the service of God, and the promises; of whom are the fathers and from whom, according to the flesh, Christ came, who is over all, the eternally blessed God. Amen.” Romans 9:4-5 Think about this. This is
In a quote that is usually attributed to 4th century Christian leader Augustine, it was said about the Bible, “In the Old Testament the New is concealed, in the New the Old is revealed.” When you sit down to read a novel, you wouldn’t start reading from the back to find out how it ends.
In Part one we ended with the question, who fed the five thousand, Jesus or the Disciples? The Scripture seems unclear on the question. In some versions of the Gospels it is the disciples handing out the food, in others it is Jesus. We know that not one word of Scripture contradicts any other, so
Why is this the only miracle mentioned in all four gospels? We can never know for sure, but I see some reasons you may never have considered. I want to share with you some insights I feel will draw you closer to our Jewish roots, give you a greater sense that God is always with