Esti Libeir was just eleven years old when she fled her family home in 1943, as Nazi soldiers shot her father dead. Now 76, Libeir is one of an estimated 210,000 Holocaust survivors living in Israel, of which one quarter live in poverty, many without the support of family networks.

Libeir and her sister are the only members of her family who survived the Holocaust. But on May 31st, she was among a lucky few to receive love, warmth, and happiness from an unlikely source: twin brothers from a royal yoga dynasty based 3,000 miles away in India.

Hemant Bhadury and Dr. Jayant Kumar Bhadury, grandsons of the great Shri Sudhir Ranjan Bhadury, traveled to the Holy Land to bring comfort to Libeir and about 120 other residents of Yad Ezer, a sheltered home for Holocaust survivors.

Bhrigu Yoga, which seeks to combine modern lifestyles with the search for universal knowledge and happiness, teaches that love can be transferred through cooking food. The family travels to Israel annually to spread their message of love.

“We as human beings try our best to do something good,” said Jayant. “The first time we cooked Indian food for them we were worried, ‘will the survivors like it or not?’ “

Jayant’s wife, Vatsala, added: “We didn’t put any hot spices and they loved our food so much that some of the survivors started singing for us.”

“We try to give these people something pure from the bottom of our hearts and with love. By giving them food we actually bless them,” she said. “I cannot express in words our feelings when we were with them, it’s amazing. If you can make somebody smile in this world it’s a blessing.”

Israel’s Holocaust survivors often suffer from mental distress, loneliness, and a lack of adequate family and social support networks. But the Bhadurys’ visit brought vegetable dal, pumpkins, potatoes, and rice – and happiness.

“For us receiving food is great,” said Libeir. “But the greatest gift we can receive is the company, the caring, and love these people bring with them.”

The Bhadury brothers live in Varanasi, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, where they help, teach, and heal. “Were trying our best to help society,” said Jayant. “If God blesses us we will succeed.”