Crown of Beauty
Apr 25, 2020
A heartbreaking call from Jerusalem came into Israel's Crisis Hotline last week. The caller, a young single mother who is out of work due to COVID-19, is suicidal.
She has no job, no food for her children, no meal for Shabbat dinner, no husband (he left her and their four children), and she doesn't qualify for any government funding because of a bureaucratic loophole. Literally, she has no money and had no hope!
Fortunately, she did have you!
Because of your ongoing monthly gift and mitzvahs (good deeds) in support of Israel's Crisis Hotline, you provided a way for this desperate mother to find hope.
You live out the prophet Isaiah's words “and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.” Isaiah 61:3
As a CW4I Mitzvah Maker, you provided for this young mother in the form of an answered call for help by a caring, compassionate person, an emergency food package, and a list of resources for ongoing assistance. She now wears a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.
Join in this life-saving work by becoming a Mitzvah Maker! A monthly gift of any amount provides hope for the hopeless.