Special Prayer for Jonathan Pollard at Joseph's Tomb

Women in Green News Release - December 29, 2010

On the evening of 21 Tevet (Monday, December 27), a special visit to Joseph's Tomb was held. Hundreds of people from all parts of Israel made their way to Shechem, to the tomb of the righteous Joseph, including a large group of Women in Green from Jerusalem, Gush Etzion, Kiryat Arba Hevron.

A special prayer for the release of Jonathan Pollard was passed among the members of the group. There is no place like Joseph's Tomb to feel for Jonathan, who like Joseph was cast into the pit by his brothers. Now the brothers repent, and ask to release him and return him to his land, on whose behalf he acted with tremendous self-sacrifice.

It was a pleasant surprise to see the renovated Joseph's Tomb, the organization and order there. Our compliments to Gershon Mesika, the head of the Samaria Council, who acted, and is still active, for the Jewish return to Joseph's Tomb.

Women in Green, in their previous tour of the area, could only look upon Joseph's Tomb from the peak of Mitzpeh Yosef (Joseph's Lookout Point), while now it is possible to return and cling to the tomb of the righteous Joseph.

There was also a frustrating feeling - of a nocturnal entrance, like thieves in the night, but simultaneously it was uplifting - remembering that progress, "the redemption of Israel comes little by little." When people exert themselves and act - the Holy One, blessed be He, helps.

May it be His will that the prayers for Jonathan Pollard will be received by merit of the righteous Joseph and he be speedily released, unconditionally, healthy and whole, to his family, his people, and his land.

Women for Israel's Tomorrow (Women in Green)