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November 8, 2012 3:03 pm

Elderly Israeli Immigrant Couple Sell Their Home to Support IDF

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Lev and Svetlana Hazant.

An elderly Israeli couple recently donated 140,000 shekels -about $36,000—to fund the renovation of an IDF outpost on the Israel-Egypt border.

Lev and Svetlana Hazant, both in their 80s, moved from the Ukraine to Israel 11 years ago but just finished selling the last of their assets in their home country. The proceeds from the sale of their house there is what they chose to donate.

“We just love the army and the little that we had we decided to give,” the Hebrew-language Ynet website reported them as saying.

The couple lives in an apartment provided by Amidar, an Israeli state-owned housing company.

“I and my wife thought it is our desire that the state and its army  be strong. We live with what we have and that is enough, a modest apartment that is what the state gives and that’s what we need,” Lev Hazant told Ynet.

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  • Lawrence Kulak

    The point was not to speak lashon harah but to agree with Karl. When a Jew choosed to fight evil he becomes righteous. I was trying to contrast ideologies not solely to demean other Jews. If Lashon Harah has a valid purpose it is not a sin. I felt that I had a valid purpose.

  • Karl

    also please notice his chest full of metals earned (inferring from his age and country of birth) as a young teenager in desperate brutal fighting against the Nazis. No one in America can lecture to this man about religious obligations.

  • Ilbert Phillips

    I believe it is wonderful that this couple gave. I do not see the need to put down other Jews, particularly since they have nothing to do with this story. Lashon hara is a real sin.

  • Lawrence Kulak

    These people are the true definition of tzaddikim – not the greedy people who stand in long black coats outside of Boro Park synagogues and smoke cigarettes while they talk on cell phones.