Christian Friends of Leket Israel

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Sukkot: How does a hut demonstrate God’s faithfulness?

Diving into the rich mosaic of Jewish festivals, Sukkot presents itself not just as a season of gratitude but also as a profound bridge, linking the histories of both Christians and Jews. If you’ve ever sought to explore the deeper biblical ties between Christianity and its Jewish roots, understanding Sukkot offers a beautiful and enlightening

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Iris’ story: A Single Mom uplifted by Leket Israel

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

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Three Hebrew words all Christians need to know

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

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Leket – The Commandment Which Saved Ruth and Naomi

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

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75 interesting facts about Israel

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

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Reflecting on 20 years of success

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

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Leket Israel: Celebrating 20 years!

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.

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Why I support Israel Part 2/2

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

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Why I support Israel Part 1/2

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.

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Lessons from Feeding the Five Thousand Part 2

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

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