Yay! It’s now Purim when the book of Esther (the megila) is read, with boo’s for Haman and Yea’s for Mordechai. “Haman’s Ears” (or Hamen-taschen in Ashkenazi) triangle-shaped cookies filled with chocolate, dates, poppy seed, or all kinds of flavors are eaten.
Parades, festivals, parties, singing, dancing, costumes . .
. it’s turning of grief into joy.
A grand Purim celebration in Carmiel in the north of Israel
is being prepared for 100 children living under the poverty line!
Gifts will also be given to
30 people from the organization for the blind and visually impaired (helps them
function in their homes, neighborhood and city, and to get work). This party
will take place on Friday, March 22, so please join in.
Another Aid Container Loaded This Week!
New double mattresses, new white bed covers, new and
second-hand clothes from Holland and the UK have been placed in an Israel
Relief Aid container to be shipped tomorrow!
From the items in these
containers, which will be disbursed in the north, many relationships will be
created and new people invited to fellowship.
$4-5,000 is needed to clear the container from customs when
it arrives in a few weeks to Haifa Port in Israel. These containers
also change lives – from aloneness in Israel to joy with a new-found fellowship
of Israelis, and help from the poverty state of existence. Thank you in advance for participating in
this distribution! You are a great
blessing in Israel!