Heroes of Israel: Poverty's Angel

Aryeh Lurie is keeping the promise he made as a hungry child.

Comments (46)

(43) Anonymous, December 17, 2015 2:08 AM


You have brought Torah to life through your work. Torah is action. You have actively realized your a light unto the World. Sometimes we experience things as children that for us was not so good. Your inspiration started early as did mine. Baruch Hashem!

(42) Anonymous, December 14, 2015 2:23 AM

Arye Lurie is a true Tzaddik. May G-d Bless him for his good deeds.

(41) Nomi, April 8, 2013 2:55 PM

Wow! "Mi K'amcha yisroel"!

Thank you for your inspiration!!!!!!!!

Hinda, December 21, 2015 9:44 PM



(40) Lon, December 2, 2012 11:46 PM

That is so awesome, if everyone would do that we would not have needy people.

Anonymous, January 1, 2016 3:00 PM


Needy people in Israel to a large extent are a result of a certain lifestyle, specifically supersized families and fathers not working. This charity does not change that paradigm. Is this charity awesome? Yes. Will it change things? No.

(39) Carol, November 20, 2011 2:29 AM

Wonderful video

Though I am not Jewish, I have friends and family who are. I was shown this website, aish.com, and am learning so much about what Judaism is. I love learning about the thoughts and beliefs of the Jewish religion and I'm finding so many common ones to MY way of believing, which is part of nearly all beliefs I've read about. I believe I have taken the best from each and created a belief system for myself over many years. This story is definitely one of those great things!

(38) William, August 26, 2011 1:53 PM

A light unto the community/nation

Aryeh Lurie is a bright light and inspiration. I cried after I saw this video. Thank you Hashem for your blessings.

(37) Abraham, July 7, 2011 8:12 AM

Hashem bless him

(36) rafoul, October 29, 2010 1:26 AM

you are realy a big tzadik

(35) shlomo, June 2, 2010 3:57 PM

wow so inspiring < a true angel

wow , i got the chills down my spine < you are a true saddik may hashem bless you , you really are an angel

michele ostrie, May 30, 2012 1:08 AM

i do believe in angels and for sure you are one of them...thank you for everything you do for our people...xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxmichele

(34) Binyomin ben dovid, April 20, 2010 7:01 PM

This man is the prime example of what Torah is all about.

Rabbi Larie is without exception one of the most giving people I have ever seen. This is what Torah is all about. Judaism is about repairing the world. Rabbi Larie HaShem has picked you to help feed, cloth and provide comfort for the poor of Israel.

(33) Iris Moskovitz, January 15, 2010 6:48 PM

Truly an angel sent from above.

This is an absolutely selfless individual. May Hashem bless Rabbi Lurie and his entire mishpacha with all the mazel and brocha that can be possible in this world.

(32) aron, January 14, 2010 3:33 AM


who is like the jewish people. that brought tears to my eyes

(31) , October 6, 2009 11:46 PM

thank you for taking care of Hashem's children, May Hakadosh baruchu bring you all the Blessings in Olam Haba and Olam Haze

(30) Rivkah, September 30, 2009 2:38 PM

You are my inspiration

Every time I relax and take what I have for granted, I think of your story. Thank you so much for being the tzadik that you are.

(29) Maryella, September 29, 2009 2:56 PM

Thank you for sharing the heart of God in giving to the poor

(28) Eva, September 15, 2009 3:19 AM

Thank you

My heart wants to say thank you for what you do, and you have done for the precious people of Israel... Prayers, love and a hug with tears of greatfulness for your life....

(27) Esther Rochelle, September 13, 2009 2:52 PM


I was so inspired by this man's story. He is a hero. Shkoyachhhh!

(26) Ariel, September 10, 2009 4:40 PM


I cried when I saw this! We need more of these tzadikim shel chesed for Am Yisrael!!!

(25) Silvia, September 9, 2009 7:42 AM

This is very inspirational. It is not many people that see something wrong and ugly such as starving children and actually have the courage to DO something about it, to make the difference!

(24) Simon, September 8, 2009 3:31 PM

That there should not be a single hungry soul in Isreal.

What a vision, very touching a heart of love. Truly a hero.

(23) Lynn R, September 7, 2009 8:44 PM

Great Service

My husband and I can atest to this man. When we visited in Israel in 2007 during Chanukah we went down and pacakged food with them on the Thursday before Shabbos. It was wonderful, and it was great to know you were doing something good for someone. They gave us a tour of the set up they have for the children, it is awesome. I urge anyone and everyone who can to contribute, and if you make a trip call them and go volunteer on a Thursday with the. The number is on their website.

(22) Rosen, September 7, 2009 8:15 PM

great effort!

That's terrific that this man was able to follow thru on his goals by feeding the poor, impoverished children of Israel...And to think that certain anti-Semites call Jews an evil race on the right, and those attempting to delegitimize Israel's existence on the left. Hashem does want us to treat others the way we wish to be treated. Therefore, we must drop more food than bombs and rockets onto people.

(21) Anonymous, September 7, 2009 7:23 PM

This was a beautiful and inspiring video. Thank you aish.com for sharing it with all of us.

(20) HF, September 7, 2009 7:17 PM

mi keamcha yisroel

this is so beautiful and inspirational. Thank you!

(19) sara, September 7, 2009 5:28 PM


my family is a recipient each week of a fruit and vegetable basket. we have baruch Hashem more than ten children and these are the ONLY fruits and vegetables that enter our home. we simply cannot afford to buy them in the supermarket. YAD EZRA V'SHULAMIT REALLY AND TRULY MAKES A DIFFERENCE.

(18) JO B, September 7, 2009 4:13 PM

True beauty of humanity

This is what it means to live fully, sharing and caring for others less fortunate. This is a touching film.

(17) Chattu, September 7, 2009 4:11 PM


This is a truly astounding story. It is amazing what one man can do. He is truly an Angel. It would be great if you could update us on the progress of the center. What a shame that Shlomo Benizri, Avraham Hirchon and Ehud Olmert as leaders did not set an example.

(16) Adael Madrigal, September 7, 2009 2:21 PM

Great video, great example...How can we help him from USA or Mexico?

(15) Beverley Pekema, September 7, 2009 6:27 AM


In a world where each one lives only for self, it is indeed an extraordinary man who devotes himself so selflessly to helping others.

(14) Anonymous, September 7, 2009 3:41 AM

Just One person with a smile

His past hunger now brings food to so many!! He saw a need & filled it!! Hopefully we can all look inside ourselves & know that we too have potential to do so much!! Let's take this Rosh Hashana to pray for that insight, that help from Hashem. Yasher Koach to Reb Arye his entire family!!

(13) ruth housman, September 6, 2009 10:40 PM

finding meaning in life

This is a beautiful man with a beautiful mission. He is blessed and the children and families he serves are blessed. When one throws one stone into the water the ripples keep moving out, Kindness is like this. Everyone is affected and it changes lives.

(12) Aitan, September 6, 2009 7:58 PM


(11) Anonymous, September 6, 2009 7:55 PM

A Tzadik

I am totally blown away by the ahavas yisroel -- the love for every Jew -- that this man has and how sensitive he is to tyhe needs of others. We should all be raising our children to care for others in a such a deep way.

(10) Daphna, September 6, 2009 7:41 PM

We can make a difference, too!

There are addresses on the website in Israel, the US, the UK, Canada and Australia to send checks to, or you can donate by credit card on the website. Aryeh Lurie is a giant of a man, but we can all be his partners in fighting hunger in Israel!

(9) Yossi, September 6, 2009 7:38 PM

What a Tzadik!!!

(8) Steven, September 6, 2009 6:13 PM

A Direct Link To Help Out

I have been giving to Yad Ezra V'Shulamit for over a year. The donation page is at: https://www.yadezra.net/donation_e.php

(7) steve, September 6, 2009 5:35 PM


very inspiring film. amazing how selfless some people can be

(6) Anonymous, September 6, 2009 4:04 PM

To ANON...

You can click on the link above: "To make a donation visit Yad Ezra V'Shulamit's website at http://www.yadezra.net." and it will take you to an English site where you can donate and where the addresses are listed. Tizku L'Mitzvot!

(5) moshe, September 6, 2009 3:38 PM

well done shoot east,

i love your videos, keep up the good work

(4) Anonymous, September 6, 2009 2:50 PM

how can we contribute

what a giant of a person! Is there an English address that I can send a contribution to? Isn't it strange how people around me are spending huge sums of money all the time to try to cure them from illnesses due to their overindulgence in food and our brethren in Eretz Yisroel are suffering from hunger due to lack of food.

(3) ata, September 6, 2009 2:38 PM


if one person, may his name forever be erased, can murder six million, then one person can save six million. in this merit, may moshiach come soon.

(2) Boruch, September 6, 2009 12:18 PM

Very Touching

Amazing how one person can do so much.

(1) Jack, September 6, 2009 9:46 AM

Totally inspiring!

Thanks for sharing this.


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