Recently, Yashar LaChayal opened a “pina chama” in the Jewish community of Ateret, a half hour drive from Jerusalem. A pina chama (literally, a “warm corner”) is the colloquial term for a small space set aside at the entrance of a community within range of IDF patrols, which is stocked with food and drinks for the benefit of combat soldiers in the area.
The Ateret pina chama has been an amazing success, one which Yashar LaChayal is already beginning to replicate in many communities throughout Israel!
Why a Pina Chama?
• To show support for the brave men and women defending Jewish communities in far flung areas.
•A community with a pina chama in place will draw soldiers to the area, giving residents a greater feeling of security.
• Additionally, soldiers provided with the food and beverages (especially coffee!) that a pina chama has to offer them (all free of charge, of course) will return to their patrol routes rested and refreshed. Whether its soup and a hot drink in the cold winter, or soda and ice cream in the summer, soldiers in the area know that they can always stop by for a well-deserved break!Donate