1. Pidyon Shvuyim. Demonstration Rivka Meyerchik.(Nadia and David Matar)
2. Chazon David outpost rebuilt for the 33rd time. (Nadia and David Matar)
3. Support Mishmeret Yesha. (Helen Freedman)
4. Baruch Rofeh Cholim. Yosef Chaim ben Mazal Tov of Kiryat Arba (Tehilla Shimoni)
1. Pidyon Shvuyim. Demonstration Rivka Meyerchik
Prisoner of Zion in Zion
Tomorrow Thursday, June 5th 2008, at 2:30pm there will be a demonstration at the Shalom Court in Kfar Saba (Tchernechovsky street) to demand the immediate release of Rivka Meyerchik, innocent of any crime, who was arrested at the outpost of Shvut Ami and is in prison for the past two months in the neve Tirza prison.
The justice system, the police and the prison authorities are abusing and persecuting this young womanfor her refusal to recognize the authority of the justice system.
Her basic human rights are trampled and non-existant.
When brought to court she is taken out of her cell hand and leg cuffed and she is not allowed to talk to family nor lawyers.
All human rights groups and all lovers of Israel are called to come and protest this grave travesty of justice done against a young Jewish woman in Israel only because she represents those who love the land of Israel.
0505-246770 or 0505-777254
2. Chazon David outpost rebuilt for the 33rd time
As we told you, On the eve of the liberation date of Hebron, 29th of Iyar, the IDF has destroyed the Chazon David outpost for the 33rd time.
This time, because of the IDF's lack of sensitivity, destroying the outpost on the day Hebron was liberated, the residents of Kiryat Arba – Hebron decided to rebuild the Chazon David synagogue and make it much bigger. With nightfall, with presence of Rabbi Dov Lior and head of the Kiryat Arba council Tzvi Katzover, a truck unloaded building materials. Throughout mincha and ma'ariv, the afternoon and evening prayers, the sounds of hammers could be heard mingling with the cantor's voice.
After just a few hours, a new synagogue was raised, bearing a massive Star of David.
The elation the builders just intensified when we heard from a trusted source – that Olmert told Condoleezza that "We have taken down four outposts", only to have her tell him that "No, you have taken down only three. Chazon David has been rebuilt".
A drive has been organized, in which every citizens will be able to buy blocks in order to rebuild the outpost, hopefully boasting not only a synagogue but also a neighborhood center.
For contributions and information contact Yehudit Katzover
at 02-9961292 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Attached are pictures of Chazon David partially rebuilt already this morning
link to the arutz 7 Hebrew article with more pix
3. Support Mishmeret Yesha
4. Baruch Rofeh Cholim. Yosef Chaim ben Mazal Tov
My name is Tehila Shimoni. I'm 27 years old, the wife of Yosef Chaim Shimoni 28 years old, and mother of Itai, two and a half years old. I would like to tell you about my young family.
My husband and I both were born in Kiryat Arba. He went to the army, to a special unit, "Egoz"- that fights terrorists in Judea and Samaria and against" Hizballah" in Lebanon.
When we married 5 years ago we chose to live in "Giva't Harel"-in the Binyamin Settlements. This settlement is named after our loved brother in law, Harel Ben Noon, who was murdered by an Arab terrorist on the same hills.
My husband Yosef works in a company that ensures that the Arabs will not take over more lands in our holy land.
A few weeks ago Yosef wasn't feeling well. We went from doctor to doctor and then from one hospital to another, and they told us that it's just an infection. On Israel's Independence Day he was accepted for emergency surgery and unfortunately diagnosed with a very violent cancer that spread in his stomach.
After counseling with doctors, we were told that the treatments in Israel are limited.
My husband and I were raised on the laps of our ancestors: Avraham and Sarah, Yitzchak and Rivka, and Ya'akov and Leah, all of whom refused to give up hope.
After searching all over the world we found a clinic in Germany that treats successfully such cases They combine chemotherapy treatment with other unique treatments. We sent a family member to Germany to examine those clinics and we understand that we have to be quick and arrive as soon as possible in order to improve our chances of success.
The estimates of the expenses are 150,000 Euro (almost $250,000) which we don't have, even after opening all our savings.
My uncle, Ofer Ochana, who some of you many know from the Gutnick Center Restaurant in Hebron, suggested that I write and tell you my story. Therefore I ask any of you that can help me save my husband's and the father of my children's (I'm two months pregnant) life!
As it is written "whoever saves one life, it is as if he saved an entire world."
Funds can be donated via the Hebron Fund in NYC, at 1760 Ocean Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11230 or via internet at www.hebrontruma.com. Please note on the check or web donation that the funds are for the Yossi Shimoni Fund.
In Israel checks can be deposited in Bank HaPoalim, Branch 695, Account number 595954. Please fax the deposit slip to 02-9944521. More information can be received from Efrat at 050-628-5603 or Moshe at
Also, your prayers are very much needed for: Yosef Chaim ben Mazal Tov.
Thank you very much.