An Important Holiday Tradition

Yael Eckstein  |  December 20, 2021

Yael holding an IFCJ food box while smiling at 2 recipients.
(Photo: Ilan Assayag)

Yael reflects on what is perhaps the most important part of the holiday traditions of both Christians and Jews: the spirit of giving:

In Psalm 112, the psalmist wrote, “Even in darkness, light dawns for the upright, for those who are gracious and compassionate and righteous.” That psalmist who wrote Psalm 112 is believed to be David. David was faced with tremendous struggles, much like what we endure today. His nation even underwent a pandemic when he was king. Yet even in the darkest times, he knew that generosity would bless the world. The receiver is blessed by the gift. The giver is blessed by God.

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