Monday, July 17, 2006

Emergency Appeal For Tsfat

An Urgent Message from the Nachal Novea Tsfat Fund Regarding the Perilous Situation in the Holy City of Tsfat and the Upper Galilee:

The recent missile attacks launched by Hezbollah on Northern Israel including the historic and holy city of Tsfat reveals to the world the great strategic nature of this area for the Jewish People and all the State of Israel. Residents of the Tsfat and Meron area have suffered fatalities and dozens of casualties. Many homes and buildings have been destroyed. It should be noted that the vast majority of the missiles have been directed to the homes and lives of innocent residents of the Old City. Many have chosen to evacuate, others remain steadfast as guardians of the city and the sacred sites they treasure. Emergency economic relief is necessary to sustain the residents of the city who wish to remain and to assist in the rebuilding effort.

Tsfat is the capital of the Upper Galilee and hosts the headquarters of the IDF Northern command. Tsfat is where Prime Minister Olmert and Defense Minister Peretz received their briefings yesterday from commanders of the IDF.

Attacks by Hezbollah not only threaten lives but strike at the future of one of Israel’s holiest sites. Tsfat and Meron are places that have given the Jewish people some of its most important contributions of liturgy, Kabbalah and Jewish tradition. These are treasures that the Jewish people must guard and not abandon.

At the behest of our leadership, we ask for your prayers for all of Israel’s embattled citizens and ask you show your solidarity by supporting the families of Tsfat at this critical time. The personal and economic impact on our families is enormous. (Funds will be distributed by need and will be made available to all victims regardless of affiliation.)


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Should you wish to speak with someone to give credit card information over the phone, please call Heidi at (516) 823-4010.

* This foundation is a 501c3 charitable foundation and all donations are tax deductible.


At July 17, 2006 at 7:04:00 AM EDT, Blogger yitz said...

Once again, you forgot that not ALL of your readers are in the US. Where do we Israelis go?

At July 17, 2006 at 7:07:00 AM EDT, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

Yitz: I did not forget, I posted this message exactly as I received it from Nachal Novea Tsfat Fund.

At July 17, 2006 at 8:48:00 AM EDT, Blogger yitz said...

Perhaps you could write them & find out if they're interested in possible donations from their own country???? :))

At July 17, 2006 at 10:08:00 AM EDT, Anonymous Bob Miller said...

The Breslov Tsfat community has a contact email address that may be a source of info on how to arrange non-USA contributions:


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