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.
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