7,984 Days in Captivity...
PLEASE CALL THE WHITE HOUSE FOR JONATHAN POLLARD!
It's Monday, October 1, 2007 B"H, the 19th of Tishrei 5768. Today is Jonathan Pollard's 7,984th day in captivity.
You may feel that your phone calls to the White House are not helping, but you should be assured that every single phone call counts in Heaven even more than on Earth. Heaven is the sole arbiter of a man's fate. Salvation, we are taught, comes in the wink of an eye. When critical mass is reached, when it is unequivocally clear in Shomayim that we really WANT this mitzvah of pidyan shvuyim, our prayers and actions, charity and good deeds in the merit of Yehonatan ben Malka will B"H bring the desired miracle into being, in the wink of an eye G-d willing, and Jonathan will be home.
Your calls are even more important in the run-off to Hoshana Rabba --- the final day of judgement for the whole world.
There is 1 day to Hoshana Raba. Our tradition holds that on Hoshana Raba, Heaven seals the final judgement for the world. Or, as the Holy Zohar teaches, the judgement that was sealed on Yom Kipur is dispatched on Hoshana Raba.
Hoshana Raba occurs on the 7th day of Succot, October 3, 2007 B"H (beginning at sunset of the 2nd of October).
According to "The Book of Our Heritage" by Rabbi Eliyahu Kitov:
"On Hoshana Raba there takes place the final 'sealing of judgement' which begins on Rosh HaShana and Yom Kipur and all the world's inhabitants pass in review before G-d for judgement. During the festival of Succot, the world as a whole is judged for water, and for the blessings of the fruit and the crops. The seventh day of the festival - Hoshana Raba - is the final day of the 'sealing of the judgement.' And since human life depends on water, and the end of a matter is decisive, Hoshana Raba is somewhat similar to Yom Kipur. There is profuse prayer and the quest for repentance, as on Yom Kipur."
JUDGEMENT FOR ALL THE WORLD IS SEALED ON HOSHANA RABA; FOR EVERY PERSON, FOR EVERY STATE AND COUNTRY AND CONTINENT... WHETHER THEY KNOW IT OR NOT!
Justice4JP urges everyone to increase their prayers and activities for Jonathan Pollard in advance of Hoshana Raba, and to call the White House daily, from Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM [or Israel time: 3pm to 11pm daily].
Please call the White House for Jonathan now!
Tell President Bush to
FREE Jonathan Pollard now!
Send him home to Israel now!
Telephone number - (Monday to Friday 9AM to 5PM):
Dialing from Israel: Add your long-distance service provider code to the start of the USA number for example: 0121-202-456-1111. (Israeli codes: 001, 012, 013, 014, 018, etc.)
Hours for Israeli Calls: White House telephone lines are manned from 4 PM Israel time to Midnight, from Monday to Friday. Be sure to call before candle-lighting on Friday afternoon, and erev chag. [To ensure a faster response, follow the instructions for "Rotary" telephones regardless!]
Your calls put Pollard on the map!
The Pollard Call-In Campaign spear-headed by the National Council of Young Israel last Spring put Pollard on the map in the White House. His name now appears on the list of subjects that all the White House phone operators are given to record the number of calls. Now, with G-d's help and massive participation in the mitzvah of pidyon shvuyim, let's get Pollard out of there, and home for the High Holidays! Amain!
Please call now!
The National Council of Young Israel ad and flyers for recirculation and reprinting to encourage participation in this urgent intiative are available from the J4JP web site. Please click on the link below for the format of your choice:
- COLOR NCYI FLYER: Urgent High Holiday Call-In Campaign for Pollard: JPEG - PDF
- BLACK AND WHITE NCYI FLYER: Urgent High Holiday Call-In Campaign for Pollard: PDF