It takes a village...

J'lem Hills may seem innocent from the outside, but for the children who live within its walls, heartbreaking tales of broken families, abuse and abandonment are more the norm.

February 9, 2012 15:07
The Jerusalem Hills

The Jerusalem Hills 521. (photo credit: Courtesy of Leonid Berlin)

Geographically they are only a few kilometers apart, yet Moshav Neveh Ilan and the nearby Jerusalem Hills Therapeutic Center, a village for children at risk, might as well be located on different planets.

Nestled along the Jerusalem corridor, Neveh Ilan not only boasts the idyllic rural charm of a modern-day agricultural settlement, but since selling off its lands, the moshav has also become a desirable location for young, affluent families.


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