During the wave of terror attacks happening throughout Israel, The Fellowship has been giving grants of 4,000 shekels (roughly $1,034) to victims and their families to help with medical expenses and lost wages from missing work. Moshe was one of those recipients.
On Saturday night, October 4, Moshe, a 15-year-old yeshiva student, had been stabbed in his back, shoulder, and chest near the Damascus Gate while he was on his way to the Western Wall. The attack stopped only when his friend, who was walking with him, sprayed tear gas at the terrorist. Moshe grabbed the legs of the terrorist, who fell to the ground. Moshe then ran about 150 feet and collapsed. The terrorist was killed after the attack.
Moshe was brought to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in moderate condition, where he was immediately operated on….
I don’t let my daughter wear flip flops anymore – I’m afraid she won’t be able to run if she needs to. I look every driver in the eye before I cross the street – I want to see if I can read their intentions before my daughter and I walk in front of their cars. Sitting at a café feels like an act of defiance, though I check the news obsessively as I sit outside, vulnerable and jumpy.
These are trying times in Israel. Even towns that once felt immune have now…
Last week, we were heartened by the stand for Israel taken by a thousand college students. And today, we are thrilled once again by this piece in The Times of Israel by a college student who is bringing her pro-Israel voice to campus – one that is sadly not a majority voice:
I love Israel. I have already visited twice, and I am currently taking a Modern Hebrew course in the hope that when I return, I will be able to easily converse with my friends and family in their native language. A part of me comes alive when I am there — the history pulls me through time and connects me to those who came before me, and the overall acceptance of Judaism is comforting. I felt at home in a place I…
While it often seems that the rest of the world is against Israel, our hearts are warmed when we hear of those who stand for the Jewish state. Arutz Sheva’s Lazer Cohen reports on 1,000 college students who united in solidarity with Israel during these troubled times:
Over 1,000 students from more than 200 college campuses joined a conference call Monday night arranged by Chabad on Campus International, to unite in prayer for Israel and learn how they can advocate for Israel on their campus.
Rabbi Yossy Gordon, Executive Vice President, Chabad on Campus International opened the call. “Right now, our brothers and sisters in Israel are being attacked from within their very own borders. Those on the ground, in Israel, need to do what they have to do.
“We, the Jewish…
Fellowship Senior Vice President Yael Eckstein speaks about the current wave of terror rising in Israel: