Mitzvah Project Assuages Trauma Through Knitting

“I feel like to be a Jewish adult, you have to give your part to the community, whether it’s giving or raising money or volunteering,” said Noa Mintz.

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Noa felt that part of the purpose of the project was to help the girls feel that they weren’t alone. If she didn’t make the trip, it would undermine that purpose. After the hugs, and the smiles, and promises of future emails and video chats had been exchanged, both Noa and her mother were struck by one thing. “Despite the fact that the rockets had been falling in the days before our visit, not one word was said about it the entire time,” Berkman says.

“In some ways that was both the most uplifting and the most haunting thing of all.”


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