The Jewish Agency, with the assistance of the Jewish Federations of North America, currently operates six loans funds around Israel. They provide entrepreneurs and small business owners with the necessary initial capital for setting up a new business or expanding an existing venture.
In all of these loan funds, the repayment is spread over six years, out of which a grace period (interest payments only) of up to one year can be approved. The value of the loan is up to NIS 350,000, subject to the Loan Fund terms.
Mekor Chaim: Source of Life
Rabbis in the Jewish community universally have uttered the following lament: If only more of our community read Torah! However, this week's parsha, Parasha Matot, seems to call out to us quite clearly, READ ME!