Friday, April 18, 2008

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THANK YOU, and a Kosher and Happy Passover


by Akiva at Mystical Paths

THANK YOU !!! You, our dear readers, in responding to our Passover campaign to help the needy in Israel, donated enough to provide 30 families the means to have a family Passover seder this year!

You cannot imagine the response as we handed people envelopes (of NIS 500) and their fear of an empty table for the holiday evaporated. Literally, people danced, hugged us, and tried to bestow blessings upon us. We told them it was all from YOU. They could not believe that people from all over the world would care enough to help them. Yet, you did. Yes, you...

From Australia: from New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia
From Canada: from Ontario
From England: from London, Tyne and Wear
From France: from Paris
From Germany: from Berlin
From Israel: from Hertzaliya, Jerusalem
From Norway: from Kristiansand
From Portugal: from Lisbon
From the US: from Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah, Wisconsin

Your very generous donations have made a major difference in these peoples lives. Their tears of happiness, the relief of their worries, their Passover seder, will stand in your merit! Hashem Yevorecha Atchem! May G-d Bestow Abundant Blessings on you and your family this Passover! (We got some pictures and video of their responses, our own preparations for Passover prevent them from going up before Passover, but G-d willing we'll get them up for you soon.)

You've also inspired us! Seeing what is possible, seeing response from literally around the world, we're going to try to utlize this medium to do even more. More chesed (kindness), more helping others, and maybe, just maybe, reaching a little closer to the Geulah and Moshiach Tzidkaynu!

To all our readers, may G-d grant you a Kosher and Happy Passover, filled with blessings, filled with family and friends, and may this year we truly merit to be in Jerusalem.

לשנה הבאה בירושלים הבנויה

Programming note: No blogging this Sunday, as it's Passover! (Being in Israel, only 1 day, for those around the world it's Monday also.) During Chol HaMoed (Tuesday-Friday), a few items are pre-scheduled, but we'll be focused on spending the time with our families. Regular blogging will resume Sunday, April 27, G-d willing (with reports of the Geulah, Moshiach, and the arrival of the Beis HaMikdash? Please G-d!)

Photo credits: Artist Zalman Kleinman, from Haggadah for Passover - Kehot Publishing


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