to Find Jonathan Pollard in the Siddur
December 9, 2008
Esther Pollard interviewed on Radio Moreshet (http://www.freepollard.net/media/moreshet24-shana.mp3)
past weekend, she made a call to the religious public and its organizations and
institutions for a concerted prayer effort at this critical time. Jonathan has
just entered his 24th year of a life sentence and is in very poor
the Radio Moreshet program, listeners were invited to call in with their
comments. One caller, a lovely lady, pointed out that Pollard is already in the
Siddur (the Jewish prayer book). In fact, she said, he is a natural part of the
Shmoneh Esrei (the daily prayers which are said three times a day.) Once you
know where to find Pollard, she said, it is very easy to include a prayer for
his immediate release and speedy return to Israel.
the secret of where to find Pollard which this saintly caller shared with the
listening public in Jerusalem:
at the introductory verse to the Shmoneh Esrei:
תפתח ופי יגיד
Lord, open my lips that my mouth may declare Your praise
the word פי pi in this verse: אדני
שפתי תפתח ופי
consists of the letters פ (pay) and י (yod) and means mouth.
(pay) stands for Pollard and the י (yod) stands for Yehonatan.
a person prays regularly, they say this verse, every day, three times a day.
now on, the caller suggested, every time you pray and you say this verse,
שפתי תפתח ופי
you see the word פי keep in mind that the word פי stands
for Pollard Yehonatan. Have in mind that you are dedicating your Shmoneh Esrei
prayer to his merit for a speedy release in good health and a swift return home
to Jerusalem without delay. (Amain!)
she said, you should have in mind that since your mouth, or your פי is now
engaged not only in praying Shmoneh Esrei to HaShem, but also in participating
in the mitzvah of Pidyan Shvuyim, in that merit may HaShem hear and answer all
of your prayers to the good, for Yehonatan ben Malka Pollard, for all of
Israels captives and MIAs, for all of Cholei Am Yisrael, for all of Am Yisrael
and for yourself and your loved ones amongst them. Amain!
that you know where to find Pollard in the Siddur, please share this little
secret with as many family and friends as you can.
let a day go by without Jonathan Pollard in your prayers! Amain!
the way, some time during the rest of your day, when you are not in conversation
with the Creator of the World, please pick up the phone and call the White
House. DIAL: 202- 456 -1414 or 202-456-1111. From Israel, call toll-free
077-566-4305. Leave a message for President Bush: Free Jonathan Pollard now!
The calls are counted by subject matter in the White House. In Heaven, they are
counted by their holy intent. May G-d bless!