The upcoming Biblical feasts are all about bringing families together, to remember God’s goodness and mercy. Rosh Ha-Shana is particularly important in Israel, not only because it marks the beginning of the new Jewish year, but it is also the holiday that brings people close together, as they share a festive meal as families.
This is why we want to ensure we leave no family without sustenance during these holidays. Especially in these trying times when so many families have been affected by the Covid crisis. There are also those families who have just recently moved to Israel and these will be the first Jewish holidays and feasts they will celebrate in the Land.
“Those the Lord has rescued will return.
They will enter Zion with singing;
everlasting joy will crown their heads.
Gladness and joy will overtake them,
and sorrow and sighing will flee away.”
Our focus during the coming holidays – Rosh Ha-Shana, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) – is to show the families who have returned to Zion the true significance of these festivals, to reveal God’s message, love, and kindness behind what we celebrate, and why we are helping them.
Would you help us bring them joy, as it is written in Isaiah 51:11?
When we speak about God’s love and kindness, it is especially important to reflect that during the holidays by showing that kindness in action. A gift as small as $50 can help us bless one family with a special food basket for the holidays.
We’re grateful for your generous heart, your loving prayers, and the care you show the people of Israel through the support of the work God has commissioned us.