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Israel’s leading charities ensure a sweet Jewish New Year for the needy

ISRAEL PRESS reports on how Israel’s leading charities are ensuring a sweet Jewish New Year for the needy.

” This Rosh Hashana, as in every year Israel’s leading charitable organizations picked up the mantle and rallied together to assist hundreds of thousands of needy families for the holiday season.

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According to the National Insurance Institute annual Poverty Report released December 2015, there are more than 1.7 million people– including 444,900 families and 776,500 children- living below the poverty line, accounting for some 22% of the population. Leket Israel -The National Food Bank announced it rescued a record number of 300 tons of apples for Rosh Hashana, ensuring
that the needy would also be able to fulfill the holiday custom of dipping apples in honey for a sweet new year.”

-Excerpted from www.israelpress.com

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