A group of volunteers at Pantry Packers. (ssdsbergen.org) (ssdsbergen.org)
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8000 Pantry Packers volunteers distribute monthly food boxes to more than 40,000 families in 24 Israeli cities, and a 2,700-year-old farmhouse has been discovered during recent excavations ahead of the construction of a new neighborhood near Tel Aviv.

By: Michael Ordman

 

THE JEWISH STATE

Feeding the poor – one bag at a time

For the 1.6 million Israelis living under the poverty line, hunger is a reality. 8000 Pantry Packers volunteers distribute monthly food boxes to more than 40,000 families in 24 Israeli cities. The Colel Chabad run Jerusalem volunteer center celebrates its third anniversary on Jan 31.
http://ejewishphilanthropy.com/pantry-packers-feeding-israels-needy-one-bag-of-beans-at-a-time/

2700-year-old farmhouse unearthed

A 2,700-year-old farmhouse has been discovered during recent excavations ahead of the construction of a new neighborhood near the town of Rosh Ha’ayin, just east of Tel Aviv. Archaeologists uncovered the ruins of a Byzantine monastery built on the site 1200 years later.
http://www.timesofisrael.com/2700-year-old-farmhouse-unearthed-outside-tel-aviv/

Help find the guitar man

15 years ago, Israeli Arnold (Arik) Nesis received the gift of a 1983 Ibanez X Explorer Destroyer X guitar from a US donor. The guitar helped Arnold launch his musical career and now he is asking social media users to help him find the person who changed his life forever.
http://www.algemeiner.com/2015/12/28/israeli-musician-seeks-help-on-facebook-to-locate-us-jewish-stranger-who-gave-him-guitar-changed-his-life/

The daring mission to save the Jews of Ethiopia

A rare thrilling BBC documentary about Operations Moses (1984) and Solomon (1991), that brought the lost Jews of Ethiopia to Israel.
http://www.israelvideonetwork.com/the-mission-to-save-the-forgotten-jews-of-ethiopia-new-documentary/

 

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