In 2013, Michael* was stabbed by a terrorist 14 times, shaking every aspect of his life. The physical and emotional injuries have caused him significant pain. On top of his personal suffering, Michael had to deal with a series of family crises, both in his marriage and in parenting. He also wasn't able to return to the work force and is now living off a stipend as he struggles with substantial financial difficulties.
The deterioration in Michael's state affected his older sons to the point of needing therapy. One of his sons recently reached Bar Mitzvah age (13), and thanks to the supportive efforts of his family and therapist, he overcame his emotional issues and asked to celebrate like other kids his age.
Vision for Israel has supported Michael’s family for several years and gladly joined the efforts to help them celebrate with dignity. The Bar Mitzvah was held at an event hall in Jerusalem with 180 guests and brought much joy to the whole family. It is because of our generous supporters that we’re able to make celebrations like this possible for families in need.
*Name has been changed