You Can Make a Difference for Israel’s Poor
In light of the recent holy days of Passover and Resurrection Day, we remember God’s miraculous intervention to deliver His people from bondage. Today, many poor and needy Israelis are still in bondage.
An astonishing 21 percent of all Israelis—1.7 million people—live below the poverty line. Your special gift will lift their burden and bring relief to many, as well as physical and spiritual restoration. Thank you for showing your love for Israel today.
Nissan: The Month of Redemption
When the children of Israel were freed from slavery in Egypt in 1270 BC, it was not only the beginning of a new life, but also a new calendar system.
From that time, their year began in the spring, in the month of Aviv, which we now call Nissan. The names for the Jewish months: Nissan, Iyar, Sivan, Tammuz, Av, Elul, Tishrei, Cheshvan, Kislev, Tevet, Shevat and Adar, only started to be used by the Jews later on in history, in 538BC, following the Babylonian Exile.
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Gaza Rocket Narrowly Misses Israeli Synagogue
Palestinian terrorists operating out of the Gaza Strip on Monday fired seven rockets into southern Israel. One of the projectiles narrowly missed a synagogue packed with worshipers on the final day of Passover.
Police said that at least two of the rockets landed in the battered southern Israel town of Sderot. One caused damage to a residential street just outside a local synagogue.
Learning to Use the Bow
The Knesset (parliament) has passed a controversial law to draft ultra-Orthodox Jews into the army, ending decades of exemptions for yeshiva (religious seminary) students who study the Torah.
The issue has sharpened the religious-secular divide in Israel. The ultra-Orthodox say there is no higher service than prayer and study which brings God’s protection on the nation.
Because of YOU!
One of the impactful ways we can help hurting Israeli families is through providing furniture. Through the grace of God and the love and kindness of our friends and partners, we are uniquely able to meet this essential need.
Normally, the phrase “humanitarian aid” evokes images of clothing, food, medical supplies, and other general daily necessities (which the MJAA continually ships and distributes to hundreds of thousands throughout Israel). Read more...