Former head of Meretz at city council Pepe Alalua’s decision to run for mayor has ignited a lot of turmoil in the party’s local branch.
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
Satmar assistance Every year hundreds of welfare associations collect food and or money to help underprivileged families cope with Passover expenses. One of the largest of these initiatives is active in the capital’s haredi stronghold Mea She’arim. This year, the need has reached an unprecedented level, with provision of hundreds of tons of meat, matzot, vegetables and more.While the collection and preparation of the food baskets start right after Purim, the peak of the event occurs in the last week before the holiday, when designated streets are blocked for traffic as the big event takes place: distribution of food, sometimes accompanied with a small sum of money to address the needs of these families.