People living in the Himalayan mountain range have the highest rates of blindness in the world.

This may be the result of genetic predisposition, high altitude, sunlight, diet, or a combination of all these factors. The amazing Himalayan Cataract Project brings high quality, high volume cataract removal and blindness cure to poor individuals in the Himalayas and also in regions of Sub-Saharan Africa.

For $25 we can restore someone’s sight and give him or her a new life. What a miracle and what a privilege!

This prayer is part of the Jewish morning liturgy, to give thanks for our sight. It can also be a daily reminder open our eyes to helping others.

Blessed are you, Eternal our God, who opens the eyes of the blind.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה’ אֱלהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעולָם. פּוקֵחַ עִוְרִים

Featured Image: Patients in Nepal celebrate their restored vision


Explore the concept of Tzedakah enabling spiritual ascent, or return to the Gateway of Mountains.