Brothers and Sisters:
I’ve touted CONNECTIONS ISRAEL as a great organization in Israel helping IDF soldiers. And in full disclosure I am on the Governing Board of this group (as a volunteer).
We’ve been informed that there is a border patrol soldier whose parents passed away from cancer within the last two years, and is currently living with their twin in Haifa. They want to continue to serve but financially may have to leave the service. This soldier needs funds for basics like toiletries, rent, clothing, and so on.
I’ve given $50 to Connections Israel. You can go to their donation page:
And then to paypal where you can enter, in the special instructions, “FOR THE BORDER PATROL SOLDIER.”
This will ensure the donation gets to the right cause.
Thank you, and G-d bless. Everything helps. And please forward to others / share this information.
Many hands make light work. We’re Jews. We dig deep to help our own.
To all my fellow members of The Tribe, Happy Chanukah!
I told my children today that Chanukah was, in fact, two miracles:
The first was the miracle of victory itself; a smallish band of rebels winning victory? Miracle.
The second, of course, was the burning oil that lasted until more could be sanctified. Miracle two.
Video from 2016.
Why is this so moving to me? Never mind the fact that I lost family members… THIS is a nation, a people, and a culture with a memory. It brings to mind another video:
May the best of last year be the worst of this year.
My latest essay is up on LinkedIn.
The Hairs-Breadth Challenge
Note the emblem circled on the package of MAPLE BACON FLAVORED potato chips…
Yes, that’s a kosher certification!!!!
(Seen at my local supermarket. And, yes, they’re pretty yummy.)
Passover is coming soon. Please consider a tax-deductible gift to Connections Israel so that IDF soldiers on duty can celebrate.
(Full disclosure: I’m on the governing board of Connections Israel.)