The Bible promises that in the end of days, the time will come when countries will no longer need armies, because we will all live together in peace.
And they shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks: Nation shall not take up sword against nation; they shall never again know war. (Isaiah 2:4)
Until this blessed time of universal peace under the reign of Messiah arrives, the State of Israel maintains a powerful army, and drafts its young men and women for mandatory service in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). The Israel365 Charity Fund assists the brave soldiers of the IDF, especially Lone Soldiers who volunteer for service, far away from their families outside of Israel.
Immediately after leaving slavery in Egypt on their journey to the Promised Land, the Israelites form the first Jewish army, instructed to do so, by God:
You and Aharon shall record them by their groups, from the age of twenty years up, all those in Yisrael who are able to bear arms. (Numbers 1:3)
Later on in Scripture, King David fought many battles against Israel’s enemies in defense of his people.
And David said to his men, “Gird on your swords.” Each girded on his sword; David too girded on his sword. About four hundred men went up after David. (I Samuel 25:13)
After the Jewish people were exiled from Israel following the destruction of the Temple in the year 70 CE, until the return of the People of Israel to their homeland in 1948, the Jews had no independent army.
Today, IDF soldiers are found everywhere in Israel, from public buses to shopping malls. Nearly every visitor to Israel sees Israeli soldiers wherever they travel, from the Golan Heights in the North to Eilat in the South.
And just as King David relied on God in all his battles:
Of David. Blessed is Hashem, my rock, who trains my hands for battle, my fingers for warfare (Psalms 144:1)
The brave IDF soldiers also have our Father in heaven on Whom to rely:
When you take the field against your enemies, and see horses and chariots—forces larger than yours—have no fear of them, for Hashem your God, who brought you from the land of Egypt, is with you. Deuteronomy 20:1
Thanks to many generous, pro-Israel Evangelical Christian supporters, today’s IDF soldiers also rely on the Israel365 Charity Fund to protect them in their important duties.
When you take the field against your enemies, and see horses and chariots—forces larger than yours—have no fear of them, for Hashem your God, who brought you from the land of Egypt, is with you.
כִּי־תֵצֵא לַמִּלְחָמָה עַל־אֹיְבֶיךָ וְרָאִיתָ סוּס וָרֶכֶב עַם רַב מִמְּךָ לֹא תִירָא מֵהֶם כִּי־יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ עִמָּךְ הַמַּעַלְךָ מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם׃
- Deuteronomy 20:1
Why do IDF soldiers need funding?
Is my donation tax-deductible?
It depends on where you live. Donations are tax-deductible in the USA and are processed by our non-profit Teach for Israel which is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in the USA.
How much of my donation goes directly to the cause and how much goes towards overhead costs.
You seem to have varied projects and causes. What is the underlying mission that connects all that you do?
How do I send a check (cheque) and who do I make it out to?
In North America: Israel365, 161 North Hamilton Road, Columbus OH 43213
In Israel: Israel365 – HaMasger St #15, Bet Shemesh, 9906015
A letter from our founder, Rabbi Tuly Weisz
I started Israel365 in 2012 as an email to friends and family. The goal was to connect the Lovers of Israel with the Land and People of Israel, every day of the year.
“It is a land which Hashem God looks after, on which Hashem your God always keeps His eye, from year’s beginning to year’s end.” (Deuteronomy 11:12)
Ten years later, Israel 365 has blossomed. We now bring the Land of the Bible into the homes and hearts of millions of Jews and Christians around the world. Our readers love our daily emails, our Israel Bible, and the causes we support. Our regular charity projects in Israel include renovating the apartments of Holocaust survivors, programs for IDF soldiers, and assisting terror victims financially. We also plant trees to beautify the Land, and support farmers who observe the Sabbatical (Shemittah) year.
Please join us and bring the blessings of the Land and People of Israel to the whole world.
“I will bless those who bless you…And all the families of the earth will bless themselves by you.” (Genesis 12:3)
Rabbi Tuly Weisz