Every day, ministries all over the world are making a difference in the lives of those in need, with Israel being one of the nations that is ripe with opportunities for building the Kingdom of G-d. Now, the need is greater than ever. More than 2.5 million Israelis currently live in poverty with 1.1 million children among them, according to a December 2021 report by the Israeli organization Latet. Before the pandemic began, many Israeli citizens were already living in poverty. At least 1.8 mil- lion people lived under the poverty line in 2018 with 841,000 of those being children. At this time, Israel has an estimated 165,000 Holocaust survivors with roughly one in three living in poverty, according to a survivors’ advocacy group. With each passing year, the number of remaining Holocaust survivors continues to dwindle, and with it the country’s living connection to those who endured one of the greatest atrocities in modern history. The Holocaust Survivors’ Rights Authority, a government department, said that more than 15,000 survivors died in 2021.
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