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A few pics a friend sent of Larry in Hungary. He is down in south/central Hungary until today in an area very interested in helping Survivors and also 2nd and 3rd generation Survivors (children and grand-children of Survivors). At the area synagogue being given a private tour. Explaining about Smart Pots and growing methods. He will be meeting again with the synagogue cantor today who is very interested in learning more about how we can work together to help the poorest Survivors and their families in their area. Thanking God for open doors. Keep praying for Larry. He returns to the States on the 28th. Thank you!
Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Our hearts remember and honor all who perished and those who survived. To our Survivor friends in Hungary: We love you so much and bless you. L’Chaim! To Life!
I just read an article in the New York Times regarding the needs of aging Holocaust Survivors. Hungary was highlighted in the article. The needs are astounding. The official number of Survivors in Hungary stands at 10,000. The article states that 5,000 are not being reached. 5,000. The number makes me feel sick to my stomach. That’s 5,000 that are known. We’ve been told there may be many others who are in need but because of fear they have not come forward.
Please take a few moments to read this important article and consider how you can help us here at The Lev Project reach these precious ones. We need donations of finances. We need volunteers to come on work teams. We need prayer, as this feels like a monumental task. And this is just one country. We’ve been told there are over 60,000 Survivors in the Former Soviet Union who are not receiving any assistance.
Tomorrow, January 27th, the world will join in the commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day. You can take part in this day by going to this link on Facebook: Yad vashem . You can link your Facebook profile, according to Yad Vashem, to “the name of a Holocaust victim from our Central Database of Shoah Victims’ Names. Your profile will then be posted to the wall together with the photo and name of the Holocaust victim.”
I have begun an online course in Holocaust Studies from the University of Tel Aviv in Israel. It is a heavy study and challenging. But, important. How appropriate that I should begin the study the week of Holocaust Remembrance.