Thanks from Israel - An Update from Rebecca Caspi

Please see below letter from Rebecca Caspi, who is on the ground in Israel in these trying times:

Dear Friends,

Your support means so much!

It’s at times like this, when the entire Jewish world pulls together with hopes and prayers for the safety of our three kidnapped boys, that Jewish Federations shine. The amazing, almost unprecedented, outpourings of support and love from Jewish communities across North America - and indeed the world - deliver your strength and compassion right where and when they are needed most. We know this because the families of all three boys are united in one message: “We feel the warm embrace coming from every direction and we ask that you continue your prayers for the safe return of our sons.” (View a moving video of the three families speaking to the media.)

We at Federations are proud of the steps we have taken, and continue to take, during this time of crisis. We delivered a letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declaring the full solidarity of our communities, and we also prepared a “virtual letter” to the boys’ families that was signed by more than 2,000 people in its first 24 hours.

Here in Israel, people are gathering to unite in mass prayer services, including this one held at the Western Wall (Kotel).

Please pass this letter on to your friends and family. This show of solidarity from the entire Jewish community is very important and appreciated.

Together, we focus on praying and hoping for the safe return of Eyal, Gilad and Naftali.

Best wishes,
Rebecca Caspi Director General,
Israel Office Senior Vice President, Global Operations



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