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Israeli youths spread goodwill at a Jerusalem market

Dozens of young people roam a Jerusalem market every Thursday evening to help elderly people carry their grocery bags in exchange for life stories and tips on living.
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Slightly stooped and out of breath, an elderly woman puts her heavy plastic bags down on the sidewalk in the Machane Yehuda Market. Sivan Shimoni, 25, a student from Jerusalem who studies communications, rushes over to help her.

“I’m a volunteer with 'The Woman with Shopping Baskets,'” she says softly while pointing to her bright yellow shirt. “Can I help you carry your [bags] to the bus or light rail?”

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