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הפליטים צילום: Yisroel Meir Gabbai

If there’s one thing the Jewish people excel in, it’s hospitality. But one man in Mezhibuzh, Ukraine is taking Jewish hospitality to the next level–

He is risking his life by allowing over one thousand people to come take refuge in his hostel.

“I run a hostel in Mezhibuzh called Ohalei Tzadikim right by the grave of the Baal Shem Tov. With the sudden outbreak of war last week, all Jews in major cities Kharkiv and Kiev were in terrible danger,” says Yisroel Meir.

“”Mezhibuzh is close to the border– It is much safer here. A few days ago we sent out a public message for all of the Jews of Ukraine: ‘Our doors are open.’ By now we have over 1,000 Jews staying by us.”

Just days after the war started Yisroel Meir was amazed when over 200 people showed up at his door seeking refuge. And over the next few days, hundreds more kept on pouring in.

“We are at full capacity here, and more desperate Yidden [Jews] are on the way. I beg of you - please help us continue to feed and provide shelter for our fellow Jews. Help us provide them with hot food and a safe place to sleep during this frightening time…We ask you to PLEASE help us raise more funds so we can shelter all of these people– We need funds for food, beds, security guards, and transporting people here. Please help us continue to keep them safe, we are mamish [really] saving precious Jewish lives!!!”

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