Practice session of the homeless soccer team in Jerusalem, July 2018 Emil Salman

Caught Between Debts and the Street, a Soccer Team Gives Hope to Jerusalem's Homeless

Some of them used to own businesses until their worlds collapsed. After practice they go sleep in a hostel, or in the street. Soccer helps them regain their dignity

Every Thursday evening, about 10 amateur soccer players meet on a small field near the Jewish Youth Center (Beit Hanoar Ha’ivri) in southern Jerusalem. Ovadia, 45, has a college degree and is a lab technician;...

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