Julia Fisher talks to Dov Bikas – Today finds us in southern Tel Aviv where on the one hand there is a wealthy banking area, but on the other, a very poor, run down area where scores of drug addicts and prostitutes can be found. On today’s programme we’ll be hearing from a Lithuanian Jew called Dov Bikas. Today he is a pastor working I quote, ‘.. in this miserable area of the city.’ We met him at a drop in centre he opened to give these people a safe place to have a hot meal, a shower and change of clothes. We will hear more about this aspect of his life on next week’s programme. But first, let’s hear Dov’s story of how he came to Israel at the age of 12.
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