At the end of today's dose, you'll find an opportunity to help people in Israel with mental disabilities.
Mental retardation is a condition that affects individuals and families in every ethnic group and every nation on the planet, including Israel.
The Hebrew word for retardation is פִּגּוּר (pee-GOOR), derived from the verb לְפַגֵּר (le-fah-GHER), meaning to lag or to slow down. It is sometimes used in everyday Hebrew to mean to be late or slow. For example, one might say, הַשָּׁעוֹן שֶׁלִּי מְפַגֵּר (hah-shah-OHN sheh-LEE meh-fah-GHER) - My watch is slow.
The word for mental in Hebrew is שִׂכְלִי (seekh-LEE), derived from the word for intellect, שֵׂכֶל (SEH-khel). You may know the word from Yiddish.
To help individuals with פיגור שכלי
a word from our sponsor
This March, AKIM-Jerusalem is raising funds for people in Israel with פיגור שכלי, by inviting you to join a three-day trek in the gorgeous Israeli desert.