Leibel was a young boy when he last saw his mom and dad as they were being dragged off to a Nazi death camp in Poland. His parents’ anguished cries as he was ripped away from them continues to haunt Leibel, often waking him at night.
At the conclusion of WWII, Leibel was finally freed from the Nazi death camp where he had been taken. Although Leibel was now free to start a new life, he had no parents, no siblings, not even a distant relative to connect with. He had no home or community to return to, so Leibel moved to the Holy Land in search of a new beginning.
In Israel Leibel slowly regained his physical strength and was able to find work in various manual labor positions. Unfortunately, his mental and emotional scars never healed and have taken…
Thank you for joining with Jews and Christians around the world in faithful prayer for the security and well-being of Israel, the Jewish people, and the world.
- Pray for elderly Holocaust survivors in the former Soviet Union, who during this cold winter are struggling to live on meager pensions, and are unable to afford food, heating fuel, and medicines. “Feed the hungry and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness!” (Isaiah 58:10).
- As elections in Israel approach, pray for Prime Minister Netanyahu and Israeli leaders, that they will be guided during these critical times as they seek out a way to bring security and protection to the Israeli people. “He delivered me from my strong enemy, from those who hated me, for they were too strong for me … He delivered me because He delighted in me” (Psalm 18:17, 19).
- Pray for freedom from terrorism….
In the “Documentary Feature” category, two of the five nominated films are about the Arab-Israeli conflict.
The Oscars’ official page describes The Gatekeepers this way:
Six former heads of the Shin Bet, Israel’s counterterrorism agency, speak candidly about their participation in the policies that have shaped the long history of violence between Israelis and Palestinians.
And the Oscars’ official page for the much more openly anti-Israel5 Broken Cameras describes the film this way:
As Israeli settlers begin building homes and erecting a barrier wall in the West Bank village of Bil’in, a Palestinian farm worker documents the town’s resistance to the new settlement. Over the course of several years, the townspeople clash with the Israeli Defense Force, and tensions mount as the wall remains and the…
Israeli Sgt. Idan Ducach got the unique opportunity to save a life when his bone marrow donation turned out to be compatible with a young boy in America. He shared his story with the IDF.
My name is Sgt. Idan Ducach, and I’m a 21 year old commander in the Israel Defense Forces. When I enlisted to the IDF, I gave a blood sample and entered a bone marrow database collected by the Ezer Mizion organization. I didn’t fully understand what it meant to enter the database, but I was told it couldn’t hurt, so I did it.
I continued with my military service, and during my commanders’ course I was notified that my bone marrow was a match for someone who needed it on order to live. After talking to my family and friends about the procedure, I realized that…
Veronique Pozner, mother of 6-year-old Noah who was killed in the horrific Newtown school shooting, is leading an effort to bring life and light to the world — even in the midst of her great tragedy. The Times of Israel covers this incredible story.
More than 2,000 people have donated funds to plant a grove of more than 3,000 trees in Israel in memory of the victims of the Newtown shooting.
Hadassah has raised more than $61,000 toward the planting of trees honoring the 26 victims of the Dec. 14 massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. The trees will be part of the Beersheba River Park, a 1,700-acre water, environmental and commercial area being constructed by the Jewish National Fund in Israel’s desert city.
The idea for the Newtown grove grew from a request made by Veronique Pozner, whose son, Noah, was…