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Supporting Israel – Purim Baskets for IDF soldiers

As a Jew, I support Israel.  Don’t worry, as a natural-born citizen of America with roots not just to the Revolution but to the Pilgrims I also support America and as Memorial Day, Independence Day (the Fourth of July is a date; Independence Day is an event), Veterans Day, etc., come along I’ll get those too.

Please note my charity page; doing good to help others, whether in the US or Israel (or anywhere for that matter), is a blessing.  This year, in particular, I will make sure to hit Thanksgiving hard… nobody in America should be hungry on that day especially.  Nobody.

But I’ve noted on several occasions that I am on the Governing Board of Connections Israel, a registered charity in Israel (also a 501c3 in the US).  We’re in the middle of fundraising to give baskets to IDF soldiers.  Here’s the video from last year:

Look at those happy faces.  Over 2,000 baskets were handed out.

I’ve set a personal challenge to help get us to 3,000 baskets – a 50% increase from last year.  To that end I’ve had a guest post on IsraelSeen and, now, on the IDF blog itself!  (Woo hoo!)

Complimenting that and my efforts, the others at Connections Israel set up a page to which to drive possible contributors, especially for little old me.  So please, visit Connections Israel in general, and my page in particular, and if you are inclined to support us after viewing the work we do… donate.  And whether you donate or not, if you support Israel, please share this blogpost on facebook, twitter, linkedin, reddit, etc.

More eyes = more possible donors.

Thank you!


Matthew Charles: A man reformed – with justice denied

Please go watch this video, Matthew Charles: Justice VS The Law :



Then go sign the petition to get his sentence commuted.

I taught at a jail.  Some men there were in class for selfish reasons; “good time” and all that.  But others were genuinely there to learn and redeem themselves.

This man, at least judging by the commentary at the video, has done exactly that.  He needs President Trump to commute his sentence.

After you’ve heard the case, please consider going to the White House petition page and sign it.

Reverse the Reincarceration of Rehabilitated Matthew Charles of Nashville