Keren Urzach, a 12-year-old pupil at Jerusalem’s Evelina de Rothschild School for Girls, had her bat mitzva last week and gave a gift instead of taking one. She went to a wig salon for cancer patients run by Eli Ben-Zikri at Rehovot’s Kaplan Medical Center and donated much of her lovely, straight, light-brown hair, which she had been growing for six years.

The hair will be made into a wig for a 13-year-old girl who is undergoing chemotherapy for cancer and has gone bald.

“I thought about what I could do to donate to somebody for my bat mitzva. I started to make saucers and sell them to make a donation for the needy, but then I thought of my hair.

I asked my father if it was possible, and he went to the Internet.

Then he told me we were going to Rehovot to Eli Ben- Zikri. I was very excited.”

The Rehovot hairdresser, who had cancer in the past, volunteers to make wigs for cancer victims.

Keren’s parents, Stephanie and Shalom, are proud of their daughter, who has been growing her hair long since she was a small girl.

For the full article: Jerusalem Post

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