Sup­port served up with ex­tra cheese

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY SANDY RASHTY

DI­AS­PORA JEWS HAVE been quick to sup­port Is­rael at a time of con­flict, but as well as the tra­di­tional ap­peals, some more un­usual relief projects have emerged.

A group called Pizza IDF has de­liv­ered thou­sands of kosher piz­zas to soldiers — and is now di­rect­ing its ef­forts to those serv­ing in the south. Or­gan­is­ers have also launched Burger IDF; for those want­ing to give soldiers a kosher meaty al­ter­na­tive.

Since the war started, many peo­ple have posted Twit­ter mes­sages of sup­port and In­sta­gram pho­tos to soldiers. Is­raeli ac­tress Gal Gadot sparked an on­line storm when she posted a Face­book photo of her­self and daugh­ter Alma pray­ing for Is­raeli troops by Shab­bat can­dles, with anti-Is­rael ac­tivists claim­ing she was sup­port­ing “child mur­der­ers”. The me­dia savvy star hit back with a se­ries of hard-hit­ting hash­tags, in­clud­ing: #weareright #freegazafromhamas #stopter­ror #co­ex­is­tence, and of course, #loveidf.

Chabad has launched a cam­paign urg­ing peo­ple to write a let­ter to a sol­dier and pho­to­graph them­selves per­form­ing a mitz­vah in his or her hon­our.

Many char­i­ties are send­ing toi­letries to troops on the border, but StandWithUs have gone one step fur­ther. Fe­male fight­ers were pleased to re­ceive ham­pers full of min­eral scrubs, soaps and de­odor­ants do­nated by Garnier in Is­rael.

Or­gan­i­sa­tions such as One Fam­ily UK have pub­lished lists of names of the in­jured soldiers and called on Jews to pray for their re­cov

ery.

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IDF troops are be­ing sup­plied with kosher pizza

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