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Heroes of Israel: The Chicken Lady

The remarkable Chaya Hammer, of blessed memory.

Published: September 6, 2008

Aish.com mourns the passing of Mrs. Chaya Hammer, who passed away Nisan 10, 5770, March 25, 2010, 30 days before her 100th birthday.

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Visitor Comments: 153

(151) Anonymous, May 1, 2014 7:13 PM

how can i contribute with my credit card?

(150) boruch halberstam, July 3, 2013 10:28 AM

this is so sweet it made me cry

(149) sheila herling malkind, December 12, 2011 12:05 AM

Beautiful woman who exemplifies what life is all about: kindness.

I love this little film, and this woman, who is kind and funny and so caring.

(148) Chana Leah, May 25, 2010 12:06 AM

Thank You AISH.com!

thank you for putting together this video! i started watching it maybe a year ago and i like it a lot. now that mrs. hammer is in shamayim, this is an awesome way to teach people about an inspiring person and it is a way to teach the art of "practical tzedakah". sometimes we say "i know i have to do it, but how?" well here is a perfect example. pay the butcher some extra money so someone else can feed their family real food! this is really what hashem wants from us, don't just buy something good and watch someone else do with so little. this is such a beautiful lesson in v'ahavta l'rayacha kamocha" and to beveryly kurtin, maybe now its everyone else's job to pick up the tab and if lots of people do it then it won't be so much extra money for each person.

Anonymous, November 29, 2011 6:02 PM

Thank you for caring.

The Clara Hammer Chicken Fund continues to feed over 250 needy families and brings them Shabbat and Holiday joy. Clara Hammer Chicken Fund P.O.B. 18602 Jerusalem 91185 Israel

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