Special Update IV: Supporting the South

July 30, 2014. “Despite the ongoing difficulties, Leket Israel continues to do all in its’ power to support those most affected by the conflict with Hamas.” Read the full update from Leket Israel’s Founder here to learn what the organization is doing to help the south during this most difficult time: Dear Friends,Despite the ongoing […]

Mas’ei Recipe – Goat Cheese with Beets and Orange

Brigitte Mizrahi Ingredients: 1-2 oranges; sliced 1 can of sliced beets 6 oz of ‘Natural and Kosher’ goat cheese medallions chopped parsley for garnish Dressing: 3 Tbl spoon of olive oil 1 Tbl of balsamic vinaigrette 1 Tbl of orange juice Arrange the oranges on a plate. Position the beets on top of the oranges […]

Parashat Mas’ei

Leket Israel and Parashat Mas’ei Leket Israel works with Israel’s disadvantaged, those members of our society who are struggling for survival.  As we know from so many contexts in Israel and beyond, and as we see at the end of this week’s parasha, society’s most vulnerable members are more likely to be female than male: […]

Special Update II: Despite all Our trucks are on the move

Special update II

July 15, 2014. Dear Friends, Thank you for your ongoing concern. Despite all…Leket Israel trucks are on the move. Allow me to update you to two of the many things we have achieved over the last couple of days: Leket Israel received 83,000 excess bread rolls from the IDF for redistribution to 7,000 needy families […]

Special Update III: Real Needs from the Field

July 22, 2014. Dear Friends, These are certainly difficult days for Israel…As a result, Leket will purchase and pack 600 food boxes for distribution to 3 partner agencies in Ashkelon, Ashdod and Ofakim that we believe are best equipped to meet the current need…We ask for your support of our efforts at this very trying […]

Mattot Recipe – Osso Buco (Braised Veal Shanks)

Helen Nash • Makes 12 servings Shanks of veal lend themselves to braising. This is a lovely dish, with a thick and aromatic sauce. It is best made a day or two in advance to allow the flavors to blend fully. 12 veal shanks, each 1 1/2 inches/4 cm thick (Ask the butcher to tie […]

Parashat Mattot

Leket Israel and Parashat Mattot Parashat Mattot includes laws relating to the vow to afflict one’s soul. As on Yom Kippur, the affliction of the soul is generally identified with fasting.  In these prescribed settings, fasting is self-imposed and productive; through it we hope to influence others or change ourselves.  Fasting is a world away […]

Pinhas Recipe – Roman Lamb Roast

Alessandra Rovati (Dinner in Venice: http://dinnerinvenice.com/ ) The Jewish community of Rome dates back to the second century BCE. Its history is known from several Latin and Greek sources, the Talmud, and inscriptions found in the catacombs. “Rabbinical” Judaism, whose core thoughts are collected in the Babylonian Talmud, originated towards the end of the first […]

Parashat Pinhas

Leket Israel and Parashat Pinhas After the destruction of the Temple, the holiness of the ritual Temple meal was extended to every Jewish home; prayers took the place of sacrifices and the altar became the kitchen table.  For those who accept it, this idea adds a whole new dimension to what makes hunger intolerable and […]

Joseph Gitler Named One of 50 Most Influential Jews

Summer 2014 – Joseph Gitler, Leket Israel’s Founder and Chairman, was recently awarded two prestigious honors for his work in food rescue for the benefit of Israel’s needy. The Jerusalem Post, in its annual Shavuot issue, named Joseph one of the 50 most influential Jews in the world. Joseph was also awarded Nefesh B’Nefesh’s inaugural […]