Rites of Spring and Israeli Generosity5 April 2023
VOI's Daniel Seaman and Daniela Traub interview Rabbi Sharon Forman of New York on her book that connects two rites of spring -- baseball and the Passover, in her "The Baseball Haggadah: A Festival of Freedom and Springtime in 15 Innings." http://thebaseballhaggadah.com
Then, Daniel and Daniela are joined in-studio by Marc Prowisor, director of security projects for the "One Israel Fund." He talks about Israeli citizens engaging in the protection and providing for special needs of communities throughout the country, particularly in Judea and Samaria, which -- surprisingly -- are discriminated against by the Jewish Federations of North America.
Then, Daniel and Daniela are joined in-studio by Dr. Nir Boms, an expert on Syria, Iraq and Kurdistan. He reveals details of a major, unreported effort undertaken by Israeli citizens, providing 4,000 tons of humanitarian aid to the displaced persons' camps in Syria and to the Yazidi in Iraq.
Finally, Daniel and Daniela are joined in-studio by Tal Bar-On, among the young initiators of a social-media campaign to generate help for the elderly who lack the means to celebrate the Passover holiday.