Purim is celebrated in Jerusalem on Friday, March 22 – the day after the holiday is celebrated everywhere else. Why? Because Purim is all about Jerusalem! The Jews of Persia chose not to go back to Jerusalem and rebuild the Temple and were confronted by the enemy Haman. God worked behind the scenes for the Jewish people to survive and we commemorate this great miracle by sending gifts to our friends (Mishloach Manot) and gifts to the poor (Matanot L’evyonim) every Purim. This year, Jerusualem Chai / American Friends of Ateret Cohanim is launching a Purim Crowdfunding campaign to raise $10,000 for the true pioneers of Jerusalem. We want to bring Purim cheer to the courageous Jewish families who have chosen to raise their children in the “Muslim Quarter” of the Old City, in order to not be like the ancient Jews of Persia who abandoned Jerusalem. Bring a smile to our families and children and help make the “Old City” young again with Jerusalem Chai / American Friends of Ateret Cohanim!
STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS
My good wife Laurie and I (45 years in October 2022!), through the ministry of Love For His People we founded in 2010, give love and support for our friends in Israel and in other nations with friendship, humanitarian aid, and social media support, along with Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel.
Steve has also authored and published 33 books.
We live in the Charlotte, NC area. We have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids.