Giving like a Rebbe and real causes in the South of Israel that Cease fire won’t solve!

The recent missile attacks on the Israeli population in Southern Israel have made it difficult for many parents to fully provide for their families. Many have had to be absent from work to be with their children in the bomb shelters while rockets hit the south and center of Israel.
To relieve the financial burden of these families and ensure a steady supply of nutritional food to families under fire, the Jaffa Institute’s Food Distribution Center targets food insecurity and malnutrition in the home by providing Israel’s most needy with nutritious food parcels.
The program uses the Jaffa Institute’s infrastructure of volunteers and supplies to identify instances of food insecurity in our community and provide the resources to temporarily eliminate food insecurity as a root of depression and cause for additional stress during these hard times.
The Jaffa Institute is working to send 1000 food packages per week to families under fire in Israel.
The cost of each food package is $60. The Jaffa Institute is trying the raise $60,000 a week to keep up with the demand for parcels.
There are many ways in which you help the cause. The idea is for this to be a grassroots campaign, where people give what they can and spread the word to their friends, family and co-workers (take a look at the tools in the Tell Your Friends section). Even better, you can easily set up your own branch campaign customized for your own network of contacts by hitting the Create a Branch Campaign button above. Click here to help NOW-><-
Any help that you can provide will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you on behalf of the people of Israel and the Midnightrabbi & Goldsmith family!

This special song is called “Eternal World” and was written with deep inspiration during the days leading to the festival of Shavout! An intense experience meeting a Rebbe and finding my wife led me to bring this into the world over 10 years ago 🙂

The goal is to be a giver and help us all enter the world of Eternity , as we all journey together to this holy happy blessed place 🙂
My goal is to inspire people to be givers like the Ultimate Giver as much as we can!
The Midnightrabbi lives near Jerusalem and is happy to see us safe and growing in this holy land! The Midnight rabbi works at the Jaffainstitute helping their amazing causes and building his family and friends towards a positive future for us all!
His request is “Can u guys help us thanks and may all the families find comfort and the injured be healed ! Shalom friends
hope you are all well
With the recent attacks on southern Israel, the Midnightrabbi and the Jaffa Institute decided to assist the families of the south who cannot leave their homes to work, go to school or even get groceries from fear of missile attacks. As long as the fire continues we will be sending food and aid packages to 1000 families in the south every week. I would like to invite you to make even a bigger impact this time.
We are looking for people who are willing to support the program and spread the word about it. You can assist by going to and giving a gift or sharing the address with your friends. Any help you can give us in getting the word out will be extremely appreciated!
Thank you again for your support. Especially during these difficult times we are encouraged by the amount of love and appreciation we receive from all around the world.
Eli Goldsmith / Pmusic and JIM = Jaffa Institute & Midnightrabbi
please email ph. 00972-(0)573175856 and click our blog –

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A Letter from the Rebbe – dated 5th of Tevet, 5736-December 9, 1975
~ Free translation (original is printed in Likkutei Sichos vol. 15 p. 555-557) ~
By the Grace of G-d
3rd Day of Week
5th of Teves, 5736
Brooklyn, N.Y

Greeting and Blessing

… In reply to your inquiry and request for instructions in connection with the forthcoming fast of Asoro b’Teves (10th of Teves), in view of the situation in and around Eretz Yisroel

…Since you have also approached me in this matter, I will set forth, at least, several suggestions – after the following introductory remarks:

Regrettably, there are people who claim that it is necessary to think and act “big,” in terms of global dimensions and stupendous undertakings, etc., etc. Surely they mean well; and to the extent that such resolutions are practical and are actually carried out – they are very helpful to improve the situation.
Yet, we must never overlook – indeed, rather greatly emphasize – the so-called “small and unsophisticated” things which each modest congregation, or even each individual, can and must do – beginning with the old, yet ever-new, Jewish way, collectively as one people and also as individuals. This is the action of hakol kol Yaakov (“the voice is the voice of Jacob”) – Torah and prayer – which G-d himself has shown us to be the first effective action to nullify the power of yedei Eisov (“the hands of Esau”) – in whatever shape or form they are raised against us.

A special effort should be made in the spirit of “Klal Yisrael” – in the areas of Torah studyTefillah (prayer), and Tzedoko (charity),

Specifically: After the prayers (both in the morning and at Mincha) to learn (and where there already are daily study groups, to add) a subject in Torah, including a halacha pesuka (legal ruling),
Immediately following the prayers, even before learning, to say several chapters of Psalms (in addition to the regular portion); Before and after the prayers – to give charity (in addition to the regular donation), including charity for a sacred cause or institution in Eretz Yisroel, Eretz haChayim (“Land of the Living”). Needless to say, one who repeats the above again and again in the course of the day, is to be praised, And each time – the more one adds in these activities (in quantity and quality), is to be praised all the more. And, as in all matters of Kedusha (Holiness), it is desirable that all the above be done in a group (with at least a Minyan).
May HaShem accept the prayers and supplications of Jews wherever they are,
And soon, in our very own days, may the Promise be fulfilled that “These days will be transformed into days of rejoicing and gladness,” With the true and complete Geulah (Redemption) through our righteous Moshiach.
With esteem and blessing
/Signed: Menachem Schneerson/
Published by the MLC
Posted by Aryeh Goldschmiedt

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    November 24, 2012
    Israel eases Gaza border restrictions after Hamas truce deal

    Gaza Strip
    Gaza residents said Saturday that Israel has eased some border restrictions as part of its truce with the Palestinian territory’s Hamas rulers, allowing farmers to visit land near its security fence and letting fishermen head further out to sea.

    The Egyptian-brokered cease-fire ended eight days of cross-border fighting that claimed 166 Palestinian and six Israeli lives, according to health officials.

    As part of the deal, Israel and Hamas are now to negotiate a further easing of the Gaza border blockade, first imposed by Israel and Egypt after the Hamas takeover of Gaza in 2007.

    Also Saturday, tens of thousands of Gaza children returned to school for the first time since fighting ended late Wednesday. About half of Gaza’s 1.6 million people are children.

    In 245 U.N.-run schools, the day was dedicated to letting children share what they experienced, in hopes of helping them deal with trauma, educators said.

    In a sixth-grade class in Gaza City, boys eagerly raised their hands when asked by their science teacher to share their stories in the presence of a reporter. Mohammed Abu Sakr, 11, said that earlier this week, he witnessed an Israeli missile striking a car and engulfing it in flames. The boy said he had trouble sleeping and eating afterwards, and still feels scared.

    Thirty-four children and minors under the age of 18 were among those killed in the fighting, said Gaza health officials and local human rights groups. A total of 156 Palestinians were killed during the fighting and 10 died later of their wounds, they said.


    The exchanges of fire were the bloodiest between Israel and Hamas in four years. Israel launched the offensive to put an end to escalating Gaza rocket fire on Israeli towns. Israel said it reached its objectives, while Hamas claimed victory because Israel didn’t make good on threats to send ground troops into the territory, as it had done four years earlier.

    Israel’s air force carried out some 1,500 strikes on Hamas-linked targets, while Gaza militants fired roughly the same number of rockets, including some targeting the Israeli heartland cities of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem for the first time.

    The truce is to lead to a new border deal for Gaza, with Egypt hosting indirect talks between Israel and Hamas. Israel has shunned Hamas as a terrorist group and refuses to negotiate with it directly.

    Israeli demands that Hamas halt weapons smuggling into Gaza, while Hamas seeks free movement for people and goods in and out of Gaza.

    After the Hamas takeover in 2007, Israel and then-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak sealed Gaza to isolate the Islamic militants and make it harder for them to govern.

    The restrictions have since been eased because of international pressure on Israel and because of regime change in Egypt. Both Hamas and Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, elected earlier this year, are members of the region-wide Muslim Brotherhood movement.

    Before the Nov. 14 start of the fighting, Gaza received most of its consumer goods through an Israeli cargo crossing, while Israel banned virtually all exports and travel from Gaza, preventing the area’s battered economy from bouncing back.

    Items restricted by Israel, such as construction materials, were brought into Gaza through smuggling tunnels from Egypt, along with weapons for Hamas.

    Israel also restricted the movement of Gaza’s fishermen and farmers in border areas, citing security concerns.

    On Saturday, fishermen were able to sail six nautical miles out to sea, or double the previous limit, said Mahfouz Kabariti, head of the local fishermen’s association. He said several fishermen already made the journey Saturday.

    “This is an opportunity and a chance for a better catch, though it is still a limited area,” said Kabariti, who represents some 3,500 fishermen.

    Israeli navy boats have been enforcing a sea blockade in an attempt to prevent weapons smuggling to Gaza. The restrictions on fishermen have fluctuated over the years, linked to the ups and downs in Israeli-Palestinian relations.

    Meanwhile, some Gaza residents said they were able to enter an Israeli-enforced buffer zone on the Gaza side of the border Saturday with Israel without fear of being fired on.

    Israel’s military carved out a 300-meter-wide zone several years to try to prevent militants from sneaking into Israel. The zone gobbled up scarce acres of farmland in one of the most densely populated areas in the world.

    On Friday, hundreds of Palestinians surged toward the border fence, but Israeli soldiers fired to push them back, killing one man and wounding at least 19 people.

    On Saturday, 42-year-old farmer Nidal Abu Dakka said soldiers stood and watched as he and others moved close to the fence. Abu Dakka, speaking by phone, said he was inspecting his land, some 60 meters from the border, and planned to plant wheat and barley soon.

    In other border areas, residents said Hamas police kept them away from the fence.

    An Israeli government spokesman said he was unaware restrictions had been eased. A defense official said the Israeli military was no longer enforcing the no-go zone, but reserved the right to act against suspicious people. Both spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not allowed to discuss the issue with reporters.

    The Associated Press —

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