In her weekly video update, Yael reflects on her recent trip to provide aid to Holocaust survivors in Ukraine and talks about Jewish life in the former Soviet Union.
Fellowship Bridge Blog
For women dealing with physical or verbal abuse at home by a loved one, speaking out or finding help can be difficult. Thankfully, Bet Melech, a Fellowship-supported women’s shelter for battered women and children, is the only shelter in Israel specifically for Orthodox Jewish women, giving them a safe haven where their religious values are respected. Writing for The Jerusalem Post, Carmit Sapir Weitz tells us more about the aid provided at this lifesaving shelter.
Chava, a 77-year-old widow, lives alone in Israel. She participates in The Fellowship’s With Dignity and Fellowship project, which provides impoverished elderly assistance with food, medicine, and companionship.
Baptist villagers in what is now Ukraine helped save the lives of Jewish refugees during the Holocaust.
During restoration work in Galilee, researchers found 1,800-year-old Hebrew inscriptions etched into a limestone block, reports The Times of Israel. This gives more evidence that the area could have been a place for Jewish scholarship in ancient times.
Israeli innovators working for Dune Medical Devices developed a revolutionary machine that helps patients who are undergoing a lumpectomy for breast cancer avoid a second surgery. Over 100 U.S. hospitals already use this helpful tool.
Jewish children in Ukraine who have lost their parents or who come from poor or troubled families find much-needed love and stability at Fellowship-supported Alumim Children’s Home. Housing infants to young adults, the children’s home offers quality accommodations, intensive medical and psychological care, and an on-site Jewish day school. The loving staff seeks to ensure that the children are raised in a home, not an orphanage.
Immanuel lives alone in a small apartment. Unfortunately, the only visitor he has is his homecare aide, who visits him for three hours twice a week. While he feels so grateful to have someone to share a few hours with, he spends most of his time in loneliness - until Fellowship volunteers arrived at his door.
We want to thank all the members of the Fellowship of Baptist Organizations who did a great job of showing Christian support for the Jewish state during their Fellowship-sponsored tour of Israel.
This week’s Torah portion doesn’t have the most exciting name. It is called mishpatim, the Hebrew word for “laws.” And yes, you guessed it, this week’s selection is all about laws – the rules and regulations for living a life defined by God’s Word and His will. In fact, there are over 50 laws listed in this selection!