22 August 2014 / 26 Av 5774
Makom BaLev Archive


By Rabbi Avi Berman | Published August 16, 2009

In one word? Incredible. But really is the smile that split my face that gave it all away.

Flat Lands and Bumpy Roads

By Elisheva Rosenblatt | Published June 01, 2009

The view from the car window as we approached Kiryat Malachi was flat and straight for miles. It was very different from the familiar Judean hills surrounding Jerusalem. The lines of the hills and mountains around Jerusalem draw the eye ever upward towards the heavens. It always seemed to me as if the area’s topography was enlisted in a larger scheme to instill hope in those who live and visit there. But in Kiryat Malachi, the land is flat and people must create their own hope. We drove down the streets, no longer in Jerusalem territory, and I soon discovered that in this town, it takes a mountain of human strength to create a small mound of hope just big enough to get by.

Constant Presence, Constant Change

By Benji Lovitt | Published May 21, 2009

In a region too often associated with conflict, one initiative is doing its best to provide unconditional love and support. And with its new center in Kiryat Malachi, the sky’s the limit…

This Purim We Built a Community.

By Menachem Persoff | Published March 12, 2009

This year, the kids in Sderot gave instead of received. “The kids felt empowered. They were strong enough to help someone else.”

R&R from the rockets suggests resilience of teens

By Gil Zohar | Published January 22, 2009

It took a gaggle of giggling grade 10 girls to prove, yet again, that Israel’s strength lies in its twin trusts.

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