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Orphans No More

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Sholom Rubashkin

“I see your point.”

“Finally! Right now I am taking out my checkbook and am writing a check, a generous one, for Sholom Rubashkin. For that matter here’s another for Jacob Ostreicher who is still in Bolivia and for Alan Gross who has lost over one hundred pounds languishing in a Cuban jail.

“As for Jonathan Pollard, I don’t know if there is a fund for him. That decision is in the hands of…

“What can I say? You see the ‘orphans’ that are truly suffering are the children who miss the presence of their father at the Pesach Seder, at the Shabbos table, and could not receive their father’s bracha on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. They sat without their father in the sukkah and were denied the ability to dance with him on Simchas Torah. They are called Rubashkins! What a genuine trauma for them and their mother. And now that the Supreme Court has rejected his appeal, their torment has worsened!

“What about the pain of the families of Jacob Ostriecher and Alan Gross who try to make it through each day, every Shabbos and Yom Tov knowing that their husband/father is still in prison? And what about the physical pain, critical condition, and loneliness of the ailing Jonathan Pollard and the anguish of his wife? That’s where our sympathies must be. Their names must become important parts of be our collective davening and Tehillim until the news comes that they have each returned to their families safely. If there are legal costs to contribute to or if our monies can alleviate any of their suffering we must do so.

“May HaKadosh Baruch Hu hear our united tefilos and see our outpouring of tzeddakah and in that zechus release them immediately.”

Amen, Kayn Yehi Ratzon.”

Please continue to daven for the release of:

Yehonasan Ben Malka, Jonathan Pollard

Sholom Mordechai HaLevi ben Rifka, Sholom Rubashkin

Yaakov Yehuda ben Sheindel, Jacob Ostreicher

Alan Gross

Contributions to the Jonathan Pollard Fund allowing him to purchase food and /or other items at the vending machine in Federal prison can be send to: National Council of Young Israel, 111 John Street, Ste. 450, New York, New York 10038.

Contributions to cover the staggering costs for the legal defense of Sholom Rubashkin can be sent to: Klal Yisroel Fund, 53 Olympia Lane, Monsey, New York 10952.

To sign the petition asking for urgent action in the case of Alan Gross visit:

http://www.bringalanhome.org/newsroom/Petition_to_UNWGAD.pdf

To take part in the fight to bring Jacob Ostriecher home visit: http://freejacobblog.com/

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