03 Oct Looking for a Mitzva
One of the main messages of Livnot is “The more you give, the more you have to give”. (“Everlasting Light“)
For Livnot, this message isn’t simply a saying; it is a way of life we implement in every aspect.
We see it as a privilege to have the means and the opportunity to help people in their times of need even when we have to get out of our comfort zone in order to accomplish it.
For the past 40 years, Livnot has been doing above and beyond to help people in need; volunteering, visiting elderly homes and responding to phone calls from the social worker of our city.
All these deeds are part of the values that we wish to ingrain in Livnot; that building oneself happens by helping others.
Last week, there was a horrific accident in the North: a bus driver veered on the road and struck a car and a taxi. The bus driver was killed along with a mother and her 3 children.
The bus was filled with 45 children from Bnei Akiva.
Since the accident happened not far from Tzfat, about 35 of the injured were transported to Ziv Hospital in Tzfat. Thank G-d, most of the children sustained light injuries and were released after a couple of days.
As many of you know, we have a facility called “The Blue Khan” where we host groups for our programs and which is rented out when not used by these groups. As you may remember, we opened it to Gaza belt inhabitants, during the last round of fighting in the spring.
Last week, when word spread out that families of the injured Bnei Akiva children needed a place to stay in Tzfat, we opened our doors for them so that they could sleep close to the Hospital. Livnot continues to be in the right place at the right time.