The words for democracy, philosophy, Europe and music all have greek roots. The Greeks were masters of earthly life and it shows in their culture’s excessive glorification of wine, women and song. But our language owes as deep a debt to another ancient...

Rabbi Jarrod Grover on the Hanukkah Miracle

Rabbi Jarrod Grover on the Hanukkah Miracle We often associate the miracle of Hanukkah with the military victory, or the unexpected abundance of oil. However, the Jewish tradition points to another miracle: When the Maccabees entered the sanctuary, they saw it was...

Why is Hanukkah Still Relevant?

The Leket Hanukkah Guide   “The generals of Antiochus’ armies having been defeated so often, Judah Maccabee assembled the people and told them that after the many victories which God had given them they ought to go up to Jerusalem and purify the Temple and offer...

Herzl’s Reverend

He is the most unusual person I have met in this movement so far…the room which I entered was lined with books on every side, floor to ceiling. Nothing but Bibles. A window of the very bright room was open, letting in the cool spring air, and Mr. Hechler showed me his...

Going Forward into 2019

With the help of tens of thousands of volunteers, dozens of staff, and an array of trucks and logistics resources, Leket Israel is on track by year end to rescue or grow and then distribute 16,600 tons (36.5 million lbs) of agricultural produce and prepared meals to...