Jun 29, 2022
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This year (5782) is the Shmittah (Sabbatical) year in Israel. This means that farmers in the Holy Land cease and desist from working their fields for one whole year as commanded in the Bible:

‘But in the seventh year the land shall have a Shabbat of complete rest, a Shabbat of Hashem: you shall not sow your field or prune your vineyard.’

 (Leviticus 25:4)

The Shemitah started on Rosh Hashanah 2021 and will end right before Rosh Hashanah 2022. While this is a direct commandment from the Torah, the lack of fruits and vegetables has sent the prices of the produce soaring. That’s because as the demand remains the same the supply has significantly dropped.

The people who suffer most from this phenomenon are inevitably Israel’s poor since many of them are still reeling from all of the covid lockdowns.

Thankfully, there is one organization that is coming to the rescue – Colel Chabad.

Colel Chabad is the only non-profit organization entrusted by the Israeli government with providing food to Israelis who need it most. Upon identifying Israelis suffering from food insecurity and can’t leave their home, Colel Chabad delivers the food to their doorstep. For others, the organization provides coupons allowing them to go to their local grocer to redeem them.

As important as Colel Chabad’s work is, they can’t do it alone. That’s why this holy organization relies on private donations from people worldwide looking to bless Israel as written in Genesis:

‘I will bless those who bless you’ (Genesis 12:3)

Donating to Colel Chabad is a great way to bless Israel. So if you can, give to the Colel Chabad organization today.