The Bible tells us that a certain bird called a chassidah (a stork) is not kosher, and our Sages explain the reason: it is cruel to birds of other species. Yet if we look more closely, the bird’s name “chassidah” comes from the Hebrew word “chessed” which means kindness! This bird does indeed display kindness toward its own species by sharing food. The Bible teaches us, however, that the kosher form of chessed is to bestow kindness on all people, regardless of our differences. Colel Chabad, Israel’s oldest continuous charity, has been extending its helping hand to Israel’s neediest citizens since 1788. This summer, Colel Chabad is bringing camp to hospitalized sick children throughout Israel, and needs our help to purchase arts and crafts, toys, puzzles and more!
Ten years ago in Israel’s holy city of Safed, Colel Chabad started a life-saving youth club for kids from difficult backgrounds. Today, many of their graduates have succeeded in Israel’s army and are productive citizens.
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Shalom Rabbi and the staff at Israel365. Each and every email I get, I read and put into my “Israel365” side folder (280 and counting). Thank You, Todah Rabah, Thank You! Glenn Fischer, Freehold, New Jersey, USA