At least one survivor in Israel dies every hour.
The older we get, the more tools we often need.
The book of Ecclesiastes mentions that too.
Ecclesiastes 12:3,4: “When the keepers of the house tremble (your arms) and the strong men stoop (your legs).
When the grinders (your teeth) cease, because they are few, and those looking through the windows (your eyes) grow dim;
4.when the doors to the streets (your lips) are closed, and…
the sound of grinding (the chewing) fades; when men rise up at the sound of birds, but all their songs grow faint (you become deaf); when men are afraid of heights and of dangers in the streets; when the almond tree blossoms (your hair becomes white), and the grasshopper drags himself along (you have become slow) and desire is no longer stirred.
We can make life more pleasant life for these people. Here and there a dental visit and some need prosthesis, others glasses or a hearing aid.
Now we will give them a walker, so their crooked legs can be supported and so on.
We see the people walking outside again and how thankful they are for this.
At this moment we are in desperate need of 20 walkers for distribution. And we will need many more. Another large group of Holocaust survivors would be greatly helped with a walker.
1 walker costs about € 75 [= 375 shekels]
Another way to help Holocaust survivors and the poorest in Israel.
Last month two people who had been receiving our help passed away.
Some 12,000 victims of Nazi atrocities died over the past year and, according to data published Monday by the Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Victims in Israel, at least one survivor in Israel dies every hour.
Last year we received lists of applications for medication, including a list for a group of Holocaust survivors, a group of new immigrants and later there was another list containing the names of the poorest people in a neighborhood of Jerusalem. We have been working together with the social workers of this district. The final list was so long that I had to send it back. The list was returned shortened with again the demand for medication for the poorest people. You just can’t refuse anymore. That means for half a year, we will pay part of their medications monthly. The people would not get the money directly, but will receive a voucher with the amount on it for the pharmacy.