Central Florida's Independent Jewish Voice

Food rescue group switches from gleaning to helping farmers

Yariv Hagbi, a farmer whose family has been growing produce in the area of southern Israel near Gaza for generations, spent part of Oct. 7 fighting terrorists who broke into his family home in the town of Yakhini.

That Saturday, his brother, Yizhar Hagbi, and several other relatives were killed. Since then, the entire community of Yakhini has been displaced, but Hagbi stayed behind because he's determined to save the family farm - despite all the grief, shock and devastation.

"At a certain point, you have to get back to life," Hagbi said.

A range of produce grows at Hagbi's farm in Nir Moshe,...


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