It Today is the yortzeit of Rochel Imanu. It is a long-standing custom to visit her tomb to pray for the welfare of one’s family. Our girls have traveled from Netanya to Beit Lechem to join with hundreds of others to pray for peace, goodness in the world, and in particular for the many people who enhanced their lives.
As one of the girls said as she boarded the bus “Today I can say a tefilah for those who care so much for me”. Israel Charity and tzedakah is very special. It is a bilateral process and goes both ways. We might say that giving does more for the giver then the recipient. My Rabbi, in encouraging our community to donate to the poor and vulnerable often says that “We raise ourselves by lifting up others”.
We thank you on behalf of our girls. While you may not be able to change the world, you are making a world of difference for an Israeli orphaned girl