Study Reveals Stunning Poverty in Israel

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has just released a study showing that Israel has the highest poverty rate of any developed country in the world. More than one out of every five people living in Israel is living below the poverty line. And Israelis do not have the same array of social services and safety net that poor people in Europe and America enjoy.

The reality is that tonight thousands of Jewish men, women, and children will go to bed hungry. They simply don’t have enough food to eat, and they have no way to meet this urgent and basic need. Many of the poor of Israel are working—they simply don’t earn enough money to cover all of the basic necessities of life for themselves and for their families.

My heart breaks when I read stories like this. And I think of Yeshua, walking among His People, troubled over their needs. The Bible says, When He saw the crowds, He had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd (Matthew 9:36). Today I am asking you to share that same compassion that Yeshua felt for these Jewish People in desperate need.


Your prayers and your gift today will allow us to continue working with our ministry partners in Israel to provide food and other essentials of life to the poor of the house of Israel. There are wonderful doors to present the Gospel being opened through our partnership, but we can only continue to reach out in love as you provide the resources for this work to continue.

The Lord has placed many opportunities for ministry and witness in our path—and as you continue to stand with us, Jewish Voice will keep on doing everything we can to take the Good News of Yeshua to His People and to the world. Thank you so much for being part of this great work with us. God bless you.

Jewish Voice Ministries International

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