Frits Philips was the beloved head of his family's Dutch electronics company who saved nearly 400 Jews from the Nazis.
With the increase of hostilities on the Russian-Ukrainian border in recent weeks, 211 new olim (immigrants) from Ukraine landed this morning at Ben Gurion Airport on the latest Fellowship Freedom Flight. Among the olim who arrived this morning, 37 are children who will begin their studies in Israeli schools in two days, 7 are babies, and the oldest person is 82 years old.
Israeli researchers just published an article in the journal Nature Cell Biology, explaining their recent discovery of how melanoma spreads throughout the body. This news means there may be hope for a cure.
When The Fellowship learned about the plight of thousands of elderly living in poverty in Israel – many forced to choose between paying for rent or food or medicine, as they can’t afford them all – we launched our With Dignity and Fellowship program. Through a vast team of staff and volunteers, this program helps Israel’s impoverished elderly – many of them Holocaust survivors – with food, medicine, and companionship.
The Fellowship can't wait for the newest immigrants from Ukraine to experience what it's like to live in the Holy Land! Tomorrow, we will welcome a new group of Ukrainian families on a Fellowship Freedom Flight, including Igor and Anna!
The conference discussed that for low-income families and individuals, buying healthful foods can be too expensive for them to afford. Staying away from processed foods and sugar isn’t just a matter of will power, sometimes it also depends on your financial situation and the foods available to you. A Fellowship representative who attended the event commented that The Fellowship continues to hand out grants to those struggling with food insecurities.
After the parting of the Red Sea in the book of Exodus, the Israelites traveled in the desert for three days. As the Bible tells us, during that time they did not find any water. Finally, the Israelites arrived at Marah and found water. However, Scripture tells us that the water was bitter and they could not drink it. The Jewish sages comment that the water was not bitter, but rather the people were, and because they were bitter, the water seemed that way as well.
Jerusalem is filled with a rich biblical history and historical sites for both Christians and Jews, but for the more curious and adventurous travelers, Jerusalem has a lot more to offer than just the most well-known holy sites.
For this Jewish family in Ukraine - and so many others - Fellowship Freedom Flights to a new home in Israel provide safety and stability.
Last week, the renowned Israeli composer, folk musician, and Israel Prize laureate Nachum Heiman died at the age of 82.