Makom BaLev

Oraita and Makom BaLev have innovative programming for residents of the south during Operation Zuk Eitan. Their goal is to give shelter, a helping hand and a sympathetic ear to those in need.

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Feasting

Published August 8, 2013

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

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Flat Lands and Bumpy Roads

Published August 8, 2013

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.

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Constant Presence, Constant Change

Published August 8, 2013

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…

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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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This Purim We Built a Community.

Published August 8, 2013

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

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