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  • Itzik Elstein, a True Emunah Hero Reaches for the Stars

    3Itzik Elstein, now 20, was a resident at Emunah's Youth Village in Pardes Chana, for more than 9 years. As Itzik settled into his new "home" he started to feel secure and loved for the first time in his life, helping him to believe in a future for himself. It is there, that he first began to set goals for himself, and to reach them. 

    As Itzik grew up, he dreamed of  being a pilot in the Israeli Air Force.  With that goal in mind, he set out to make his


  • Eden Nagado

    IMG 7161Beautiful and talented Eden Nagado, a 17-year-old senior, will commence her 6th year at the Emunah Children’s Center in Afula in September. Eden’s father, an alcoholic, is serving a lengthy sentence in the Be’er Sheva maximum security prison, for domestic violence. Until recently Eden had no contact with her father but with the intervention of the Emunah team, she met him for the first time. The meeting was moving and empowering, and Eden has grown a great deal


  • Leah's Story - Emunah's Neve Michael Children's Emergency Center

    Little Leah was recently brought to Emunah's Neve Michael Children's Emergency Center. She is slight and brittle and the look in those sad dark eyes tells an awful tale. There is a desolate place in her soul emanating through those cheerless eyes, as if someone took the light out of her life.

    The circumstances of Leah's arrival at Emunah's Neve Michael are similar to those of so many of our children. She was brought here by Court order after the Welfare authorities determined that her natural parents were no longer capable of raising her in a normal family environment. They were


  • Revital's Story - Emunah Neve Michael Children's Village

    neve michaelAt the end of October 2009, 15 year old Revital arrived at the doorstep of the first Teen Age Girls’ Crisis Center in Israel, housed at Emunah’s Neve Michael Children’s Village. Revital was accompanied by a police officer and a social worker after being dragged from the streets of Jerusalem.

    After many hours of therapy, the professional staff at Neve Michael's, discovered that Revital had been sexually abused when she



Children in 135 Daycare Centers

Children in 5 Children's Homes

Families using 11 Crisis Centers

Students in 4 High Schools

Students in Emunah College

emunah women getFollowing the announcement of a special hearing by 13 Supreme Religious Court dayanim (religious adjudicators) about the possible revocation of a divorce that was granted two years ago (by Dayan Uriel Lavi) to an agunah ("chained woman") whose husband had been comatose for years, a meeting was held on the issue today by the Knesset Committee on the Status of Women and Gender Equality. The Committee meeting was originally meant to address the possibility of the divorce being revoked, as well as the dayanim hearing itself, which was initiated by Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef.

Unfortunately, the Supreme Rabbinical Court submitted a request to cancel the Knesset meeting, and actually announced the meeting's cancellation even before such a decision had been reached. Ultimately it was decided that the discussion would be a theoretical one about revocation of divorce decrees, without mentioning the specific case at hand. In any event, the Supreme Rabbinical Court representatives did not bother to ensure that mesoravot get or agunot would be present at the discussion, which was conducted mainly by women's aid organizations. Divorce revocation has myriad repercussions, on the personal, halachic, and moral levels.

The woman herself is caught up in a personal tragedy that goes beyond the suffering she experienced before receiving her divorce decree. Now, two years later, she is once again a married woman. The mere fact that a special forum with no legal mandate is convening for the express purpose of discussing and considering the possibility of cancelling the divorce is simply incredible! The rabbinical courts are trying to place themselves above the law and overstep the bounds of their legal authority – we need to sound the alarm!



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