900 years later, a document from the Cairo Geniza describes the tragic story of a French convert to Judaism during the Crusades
Three years ago, my wife donated a kidney. Here’s why.
Three years ago, on erev Yom Kippur, my wife Ilana donated a kidney to a total stranger. Although she literally gave someone the precious gift of life, it is clear to her (and the entire family) that we have been blessed far more in return.
My wife’s heroic efforts contributed directly to saving one person’s life. She would really love to do it again, but this is an act of altruismthat can only be performed once in a lifetime. Yet by helping Renewal match recipients with donors, provide support to donors and their families through the entire process, you can also take a share in this mitzvah.
May you and your loved ones be blessed for your act of selflessness.