Hugs for Israel -                    Helping the Hurt to Heal



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Telling Israel's Story in Maps (click)

IMPORTANT  UPDATE Announcement
After 13 years of being based in Jerusalem, Israel, we are now in the USA for an extended season of Fund-raising that will enable us to return to the Land and to continue the work begun by Hugs for Israel.Thank you for your prayers and financial support...past, present ...and by Faith...future.


Our Last Project on the ground in Israel was 
our exciting  Hoola Hooping and Rope Jumping Project !  It was a HUGE success.  We hope to do many more such outreaches.
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Think of a time when you received a big warm hug?
Was it at a time when you REALLY needed it?
Remember how it made you feel? Did it bring comfort...encouragement...strength?
Did it let you know that you were loved and accepted? Did it enable you to look beyond what you were facing and find Hope?
Without a doubt there is something truly special about a hug. Especially a hug given to a heart.
Hugs...the universal sign language of love.
 
Children Victims of Terror in Need of Heart Hugs
Israel has long suffered the onslaught of terrorism, but in September 2000, a brutal wave was unleashed upon the nation. A wave that saw more than a thousand Israelis murdered and many thousands more wounded, maimed and emotionally traumatized. Literally tens of thousands of Israeli children have had their lives touched and torn in some way by the vicious claws of terrorism. Some have been horribly burned or have lost parts of their own bodies. Some have lost parents and been left orphans. Others have lost brother, sister,aunt, uncle, friends, schoolmates, or neighbors to these savage acts. 
 
Countering the Effects of Terrorism
"Comfort ye, comfort ye My people, saith your God." (Isaiah 40:1)
We have been given a clear and unwavering mandate in the Word of God to be comforters to the nation of Israel…not only in word but in deed as well…so that they are strengthened and encouraged. This is exactly what Hugs for Israel (a non-profit Evangelical-Christian organization based in Jerusalem) was birthed to do. How then can we not respond when we see how terrorism has ripped apart the lives...hopes...dreams of so many children?  Maybe it is not someone whom you know today...but tomorrow it could be.
 
One of our HugsKids

"To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called the trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He might be glorified. (Isaiah 61:3)"


Liel was only 3 years old in 2005 when she was seriously wounded in suicide bombing attack as she, her mother and grandmother waited to cross the street to a shopping mall in the Israeli city of  Netanya. Her mother sustained life-threatening burns and wounds over 75 % of her body.  Her-50 year-old grandmother was killed in the 
attack.  

First contact with her after attack
   
                    After we started our visits            
 















Liel at age 10 as we have continued our visits
















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A few more of our HugsKidS who are part of the HugsFamily now.









































In addition, the mother of a 5-year-old boy in Sderot wrote to us:
 
 
 


Read what other Israelis are saying about the impact we are having on their lives

 

None of the above would be possible without your active involvement.  So PLEASE
 
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Thank you for your prayers.  We invite you to stay awhile and to browse through the entire site, using the links to your right above, to see some of the many things that the LORD is doing throughout the Land of Israel through Hugs.  These things are made possible by the sacrificial...and generous...giving by Believers the world over. We therefore invite you to partner with us in very practical terms, not only through your prayers, but also through your financial giving.
 
 
New Features
 
Telling Israel's Story in Maps 
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Check out the Five Smooth Stones Publications website at www.fivesmoothstonespublications.com  and see how you can also support Hugs for Israel through the purchase of original books, cards and other items offered on the site.
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