Action Item! Light up the dark for Pollard at Chanukah
Justice4JPnews - December 14, 2014
Lumiere sur Pollard (Spotlight on Pollard) the French activist group for the release of Jonathan Pollard has called for a worldwide united Chanukah campaign for Jonathan Pollard.
This is a simple action item that every one can do, together and apart; and our unity will shine. Every night for each of the 8 lights of Chanukah, beginning this Tuesday night, December 16th, please put a small coin or two, or any amount you wish into a tzedaka box (or "pushke"; also known as a "charity box") in the merit of Jonathan Pollard.
As you put the coin or coins into the tzedaka box make a brief declaration of intent and then pray for the immediate release of Jonathan Pollard and his speedy return home to Israel, alive and in good health. Your own prayers, in any language, straight from the heart, are the ones Heaven pays special attention to.
If you need some help to get you started, here is an example:
Declaration of intent: "I am giving these coins to Tzedaka in the merit of Yehonatan ben Malka (Jonathan Pollard)."
Prayer: "May Hashem have mercy on Yehonatan ben Malka and give him a refuah shleimah (a full recovery to complete health) and may he be speedily released from prison and returned home to the Land of Israel to light his own Chanukah lights at home with his wife in Jerusalem. Now. Without delay! Amain! May it indeed be Your will!"
Do this simple action before lighting the Chanukah Menorah, or afterwards. The main thing is to do it!
If you do not have a tzedaka box at home, any container can become one -- an empty tin can or a small jar with a lid can be used. The coins collected in this container must be dedicated to tzedaka and not used for any other purpose. When you have enough of coins in the container, you can distribute the coins to the poor, or redeem them by writing a check for the same amount and mailing it to the charity of your choice.
Please share this request far and wide. Please post to social media, and share with family and friends.
This is a small but powerful action which can light up the darkness for Jonathan Pollard, now in his 30th year of a life sentence with no end in sight. Pollard remains in prison because of a lie. So say eight senior US officials with first hand knowledge of the case, and fully familiar with the classified file. See their letter to President Obama slamming the unjust denial of parole to Pollard.
Please light up the dark for Jonathan Pollard when you light the Chanukah Menorah, every night for eight nights, and G-d will surely bless!
Thank you and Chag Somayach to all!