Monday, April 02, 2012

Kimcha D'Pischa: Pesach Essentials for the Needy in Israel

By Shmuel Sackett

Dear Friends,

These next few words contain no exaggeration. They are 100% true:

On Tuesday of this week, I received 4 telephone calls from people I personally know asking for help in buying Pesach food.

The first was from a man – married with 3 children - in the Galilee who is currently struggling with the bank to allow him to keep his house. He lost his job and fell behind in mortgage payments. The bank just received a court order to foreclose on his house and he is desperately trying to remain from being homeless. He has zero funds to make Pesach.

The second call was from Hadera. This man is married with 5 kids. Thanks to the local Chabad in Hadera his family will participate in a communal Seder but the rest of Pesach they are on their own. He has been out of work for a long time and, as a result, is suffering from depression. I brought my children to his house on Purim to bring "Matanot La’Evyonim" and to cheer them up but that day looked more like Tisha B'av than Purim. The wife is broken and the kids are a mess. When he called me, he started crying. This man is 61 years old and he cannot afford basic Pesach necessities. My heart was breaking.

The third call was from Immanuel. The man who called me personally takes care of 32 poor families in this Haredi city. He has his own family of 8 children (thank G-d, he does not need the help for his own needs) but he is busy supplying these 32 families with whatever he can; but he cannot do it alone. He said that prices have gone up and he will be $14,000 short for this Pesach.

The fourth call was from Kfar Tapuach. 7 young families live across several hilltops in this area. They are dedicated to the land, guard it 24 hours a day and till the soil. They are proud of what they do - but have no income. They have no idea how to pay for Matzo, wine and everything else.

Every year, Moshe Feiglin and I set up a special "Pesach Fund". We send out some emails, make a few calls and raise whatever we can so that we can help people like those I just wrote about.

We do not take any commissions.

We do not take any administrative costs.

We do not deduct expenses.

Every penny raised goes DIRECTLY to the families in need.

Please CLICK HERE and donate money to the Manhigut Yehudit Pesach Fund.

Baruch Hashem, last Pesach we raised – and distributed – over $20,000!!!

Please help us continue this chessed by donating to this special fund. All money will be personally distributed by Moshe Feiglin and myself before Pesach – and even through Chol Ha’Moed.

As I stated above, every dollar in is a dollar out.

People will be helped in every part of Israel. The last few years we gave money to Yidden in Hebron, Netanya, Elon Moreh, Yitzhar, Jerusalem, the Golan and much, much more.

Simply CLICK HERE and follow the simple, secure form.

May you blessed with a happy and Kosher Pesach.

Note: Please let me know if you will be spending Pesach in Israel. I would love to see you over the holiday!

With Love of Israel,

Shmuel Sackett
Co-founder and International Director
Manhigut Yehudit

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