Goodness and peace – these are the symbols of the deeds of light. The Hebrew month of Kislev, highlighted by Hanukah, the Festival of Lights, centers our focus on the Menorah. The Hanukah lights, which in the days of the Holy Temple were lit by olive oil, symbolize the spirit of the Lord of Hosts who said, “Not by might, and not by power, but by My spirit…will the Temple be rebuilt” (Zachariah 4:6).
Our goal for 2012 is to instill the goodness and peace of the deeds of light by installing lighting on all the tour paths of Neot Kedumim. Ideologically, this project will enable us to continue to “spread the light” – enlightening the beauty and the goodness of the only Biblical Nature Landscape Reserve in the world to our visitors. On a practical level, this project will enable Neot Kedumim to extend visiting hours beyond sundown, thus enabling many more visitors – from both within Israel and abroad – to tour the wonders of Neot Kedumim.
Your help in realizing this goal is essential. The Israeli government has committed to matching the funds, which we receive in donations for the project, so we see a goal which is within our reach, but which can only succeed with the help and support from Friends of Neot Kedumim around the world.
Wishing you and yours a Happy Hanukah and best wishes for the coming year.
Chairman, American Friends of Neot Kedumim.