Emergency Situation in Tsfat – Eizer L’Shabbos Appeal

With gratitude to A Simple Jew for his leadership and love for the Jewish people.

One of the holiest places in Eretz Yisroel is the ancient city of Tzefat. Every year, tens of thousands of Jews visit the city’s old Beis Hachayim to pray near the graves of the Ari Zal, Rabbi Moshe Cordovero, and Rabbi Shlomo Alkabetz, Rabbi Yosef Karo, author of the Shulchan Aruth, and more recent Tzaddikim, such as Rabbi Chaim of Chernowitz, author of Be’er Mayim Chaim, among many others.

However, Tzefat endured many years of hardship and indignity. By the early 20th Century, hardly a trace remained of her former glory. Then, in the late 1960’s, the Tzefat Foundation was instituted by the late Rabbi Gedalyah Kenig Zt”l in order to recreate a Torah observant community in this legendary city.

After twenty years of hard work, this dream came true: a core group of one hundred Kollel families, together with several Yeshivos and Chassidic groups have again raised the banner of Torah in Tzefat. B’chasdei Hashem, the religious community has continued to grow. However, the difficult economic condition of the region is a formidable obstacle to the pioneers who have settled there. Many families have no income but their Kollel check. Even the basic necessities of Shabbos and Yom Tov are beyond their means.

As a result the organization EIZER L’SHABBOS was established to provide staple foods for legitimately needy families in Tzefat. These foods themselves are obtained at less than wholesale prices.

Eizer L’Shabbos continues to provide food to hungry people, arrange for transportation for people who desire to leave Tsfat, and also help those who have left, by finding them a temporary place to live and providing them with food and other basic necessities.

Do not turn your back on these people in their time of need. Please send tzedakah to Eizer L’Shabbos to help the people of Tsfat. Even if you can only spare a mere dollar, please send it to help your brothers and sisters in Eretz Yisroel!

Donations can be sent to:

Eizer L’Shabbos
5014 16th Avenue, Suite
Brooklyn, NY 11204

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