Farmers Extend New Year's Help to Yeshiva Students

Agriculturalists and a food chain are assisting the cash-strapped Zionist High Yeshivas for Rosh HaShana.

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Yoni Kempinski and Gil Ronen, | updated: 16:42

Pomegranates (file)
Pomegranates (file)
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Students in the Zionist High Yeshivas are receiving assistance from farmers and the Rami Levi food chain for celebrating Rosh HaShana, with the expenses that entails.

Eldad Ozeri, Director of the Union of Zionist Upper Yeshivot, told Arutz Sheva that the Union has enlisted various bodies to help out the yeshivas. The Union bought 100,000 shekels' worth of coupons for the yeshiva students from the Rami Levi chain, at a sizable discount. It also received aid from religious kibbutzim and farmers who grow fruit and vegetables.

Among the contributors were Kibbutz Sheluchot (carrots), Atzmona Potatoes (potatoes), Sdeh Eliyahu (dates), Eretz Chemda (apples), Eretz Binyamin Fruits (grapes) and Zion Wineries (bottles of wine).