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From Rosh Hashanah in a tent to standing on my own two feet


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/israel/article/from_rosh_hashanah_in_a_tent_to_standing_on_my_own_two_feet_20120828

A growing number of once proud, working-class Israeli families are being transformed into the "working poor," as they've failed to keep up with increased taxes as well as rising food and gas prices. Without the assistance of outreach social service organizations such as Meir Panim, the Mirilashvili family might have endured more than one Rosh Hashanah on the streets of Israel. Instead, they are not only regaining their independence but are giving back to the community too.

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