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.