Reflecting God’s Character in Caring for Holocaust Survivors during Yom Kippur
This season of the Biblical feasts and High Holy Days is all about bringing families together, remembering together God’s goodness and mercy. This is why it is crucially important to give people reasons to praise God for what He has done. Our goal is to ensure we leave not one family, single mother, and her children, and elderly Holocaust survivors without provision during these feasts. Especially in these trying times when so many people have been affected by the Covid crisis. It is especially important for us to remember the Holocaust survivors as the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) approaches. While we fast during this day, we can’t help but remember the sorrow and horrors of starvation many of these survivors have faced. As they are living out their latter days, our duty towards them is to show them some dignity and honor them, even as they are still struggling and having to choose often between purchasing groceries and medication. There are also those families who have just recently moved to Israel and these will be the first Jewish holidays and Biblical 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.

Isaiah 51:11

Our focus during these biblical holidays – Rosh Ha-Shana, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) – is 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.