Coronavirus Shut-Ins Supply Packs Needed

Coronavirus

Here in Israel we are on lockdown, can’t go over a block away, in any direction, except for supermarket/pharmacy/doctor. 

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Coronavirus Aid Needed in Israel

As we all know, this is a time that happens once in an era, and it calls for unique efforts.

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Israel in Turmoil

Jerusalem, Israel

So, this small land of Israel is in turmoil. Israel Relief Aid is stepping up to help.  Currently we have a project of packing food bags (which are kosher for Passover) and will be delivered to poverty-stricken families in Bat Yam.

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An Unexpected Blessing

Meir, a middle-age autistic adult (he is able to speak but still needs daily oversight), lives at home with his senior mother and his sister Mayan in the central district of Israel, west of Jerusalem.  Mayan, Meir’s older sister is partially handicapped for a few years now. 

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Purim Gifts for Kids Update

Ethiopian child in Haifa with Purim gift box from Israel Relief Aid

As reported in Times of Israel on 3/17/20, the Health Ministry announced widespread new restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus, requiring Israelis not to leave their homes unless for essential needs.

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Needed Comfort in Trying Times

With the proliferation of the coronavirus, the elderly and poor of Israel are feeling isolated and even more vulnerable than usual.

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Pesach Cleaning Time

Every Israeli homemaker knows what happens after Purim . . . “spring cleaning”!  The real and symbolic cleaning that is done for Passover is the deepest possible cleaning.  Cleaning everything that hasn’t been cleaned for a year.  As we are cleaning, our minds connect what we are doing to the meaning of the holiday – that there won’t be any spot of unleavened bread anywhere. 

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Operations Update

Coronavirus mask and asian newspaper

Coronavirus

We’ve been affected by the coronavirus!  Since China is a dominant country in the container shipping industry, the virus has affected global container shipping, and that includes our containers. 

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“The one entering the month of Adar enters with much joy.”

Purim treats and gifts

This synopsis comes from the Hebrew book of Esther wherein it says that the Hebrews had splendor and merriment, exultation and triumph. . .“ 

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Two Weeks Before Purim

Israel Relief Aid was asked to help one of the communities in Haifa to celebrate the Purim holiday including gifts to children in of the worst poverty-stricken areas.  Purim gifts and a holiday party are never something that impoverished kids get . . . sad!

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