A friend writes:
Some good friends of mine have been running an organization called PizzaIDF for a few years now.
They deliver pizzas, burgers and ice cream to Israeli soldiers. During the last four years they have delivered many thousands of pizza pies and other gifts to thousands of soldiers. It is hard to describe how happy they are to receive your “special treats” — it goes well beyond getting a hot pizza late at night at a lonely post. It is as tremendous an experience for those who give them out as it is for the soldiers to receive them. They love to know that people everywhere support and care for them.
Please show your love and support for the soldiers especially at this time…
I know exactly what he’s talking about. 19 years ago I founded Keren Kiddush L’Chayalim with two friends. We made kiddush for the soldiers that guard the Kotel (Western Wall), walking from guard post to guard post, group to group, Friday nights and Saturday mornings, equipped with bottles of grape juice and bags of cookies. We were three poor yeshiva students, and we did this weekly without any sponsorship from our yeshiva or any outreach organization. When I left Israel, I passed KKL on to another student, who in turn passed it on sometime later. KKL ran for at least 8 years in this fashion, and may still be running today.
I can talk about those soldiers for hours.
Send a pizza. It will do more good than you’ll ever know.