Teen Literally Brightens Kenyan Lives

07/09/2013 - 20:00
Book Critic

Since he was 15, Ben Hirschfeld has been spreading light in Kenya. He founded an organization called Lit! Solar to replace dangerous kerosene lamps, which many poor families rely on in their homes, with safe solar lanterns.

Light unto the nations: Ben Hirschfeld’s solar lanterns project netted him a $36,000 tikkun olam prize.

For A Kenyan Child, A Swedish-Jewish ‘Angel’

The power of generosity, and the connections it forges, plays out in ‘A Small Act.’
10/28/2010 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

In Talmud Yerushalmi it is written, “I myself found fully grown carob trees in the world; as my fathers planted for me before I was born so do I plant for those who will come after me.”

There is a retired schoolteacher living in Stockholm, Hilde Back, who may never have read that sentence, although she is Jewish.

Hilde Back
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