Your Passover Gift Will Deliver Israel’s Poor
Passover celebrates God’s miraculous intervention to deliver His people from bondage. Your urgently needed Passover gift today will, likewise, deliver needy Israelis from bondage.
An astonishing 21 percent of all Israelis—1.7 million people—live below the poverty line. Your special Passover gift will lift their burden and bring relief to many.
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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Egypt Demands Compensation for 10 Plagues
“We demand that the State of Israel pay compensation for the ten plagues that our forefathers in Egypt suffered thousands of years ago as a result of the curses of the Jewish forefathers.” So wrote prominent Egyptian columnist Ahmad Al-Gamal shortly before the Jewish Passover, causing a great stir.
“What is written in the Torah is that Pharaoh discriminated against the children of Israel. What have we to do with it? We therefore need not suffer! Read more...
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...