The prohibition of taking an egg without first chasing away the mother bird is just one example of how God commands us to behave with sensitivity and compassion. How cruel to take an egg away from its mother in her presence! If this is how we are expected to behave towards animals, how much more so are we required to behave towards each other with care and concern. Colel Chabad, Israel’s oldest charity, strives to emulate this special trait by providing nourishment to those who need it most, across the Holy Land. As the holiday season approaches, the needs expand; please donate generously so that everyone can enjoy the holidays with plenty and satisfaction.
A sanctuary for hundreds of species of birds, the Hula Valley Nature Reserve lies in Northern Israel just below the Lebanon border. Taking flight as the sun makes its first appearance in the early morning hours, Hula Valley visitors can rest safely in this place of serenity.