IRAC’s Keren B’Kavod packed and distributed food and received thousands of dollars in donations from Diaspora and Israeli donors. Their volunteers are people who received assistance in the past and now want to give back to others. The 25 items in the package include olives, pickles, tuna, potato flower, cookies, legumes, toothpaste, shampoo, a white tablecloth, chocolate and a 200 shekel-clothing coupon.
Who owns the Kotel? The Western Wall, considered the holiest place in the Jewish world, is supposed to be a unifying place where all Jews can come to pray.
“Unfortunately, the Kotel has become an ultra-Orthodox synagogue,” said Anat Hoffman. (more…)