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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Volunteers Distribute Matzah to Police in Israeli Orthodox City Bnei Brak in Gesture of Appreciation

The Charedi neighborhood, which has been gravely affected by COVID-19, is in a police enforced lockdown.

Thanks to an initiative of  ZAKA (an Israeli voluntary emergency organization) Bnei Brak commander Michael Gottwin, hundreds of boxes of shmura matzot were distributed by ZAKA volunteers to the police and Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers working at the checkpoints and throughout Bnei Brak in a show of gratitude for their work in protecting public health.

ZAKA Bnei Brak commander Michael Gottwin said, “Thousands of police and IDF soldiers are in Bnei Brak around the clock, having left their homes to help protect public health. As a tribute and show of gratitude, we distributed special hand-baked shmura matzot for their use on seder nights. As they will not be at home for seder night, at least this will help them feel at home.”

Gottwin continued, “It was very moving to see their smile and joy when they received the special matzots for Seder. All the residents here are showing their gratitude to the soldiers and police for their dedication on behalf of the city’s residents by giving them food and sweets.”

Bnei Brak Mayor Rabbi Avraham Rubinstein, who met the ZAKA volunteers at one of the checkpoints thanked them and Gottwin for their work throughout the year for all Bnei Brak residents.

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