Christian Friends of Leket Israel

2021 Summary Report

Greetings from the Founder Dear Friends,   I am delighted to share with you Leket Israel’s 2021 Annual Report.  This Report highlights Leket’s accomplishments in 2021 as well as shares its milestones from the past 18 years.  We are truly grateful for your ongoing support. Together, we can continue to provide fresh rescued food to those who need

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Feeding Holocaust Survivors during COVID-19

During the COVID lockdown Leket Israel was faced with many challenges – both in our harvesting of food and also in delivering that food to those in need. With social distancing rules many soup kitchens and food banks were forced to close.  However, in spite of these challenges, there were many success stories. One of

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Edna: A Leket Israel Volunteer

Leket Israel relies on tens of thousands of volunteers each year to help glean and sort produce. Most of our volunteers are Israeli but many of our volunteers are part of tours which come for short term visits.  Edna, mother of five and grandmother to many, made Aliyah (moved to Israel) 30 years ago. Before

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The Story of Hanukkah

The story of Hanukkah is the first story of people fighting for the freedom to worship God, free from government intrusion or forced cultural change. In the second century before Christ, the Jews and their Homeland were occupied by the Seleucid, the Greek Kingdom based in Syria. The Greeks mistreated the poor across the land,

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Hanukkah Recipe

Potato Latkes Recipe Oil is central to the story of Hanukkah, so to commemorate this many foods associated with the holiday are fried in oil. Cheese Latkes became associated with Hanukkah in Italy in the early fourteenth century, and after a famine in eastern Europe in the mid nineteenth century, potatoes were substituted for cheese.Ingredients

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Rabbis discuss Hanukkah

During the eight days Jews will include the Hallel, Psalm 113-118, in their prayers. Rabbi Pesach Wolicki explains why,  “Psalm 117 speaks of all nations and all peoples praising and exalting the Lord for His kindness to the people of Israel. While this may not seem to many people today to be such a radical

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