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Thursday, March 8, 2012


NEW 1:

Help Us Provide Food Boxes This Passover.  Join Our Fill the Pantry Campaign Today.
  With Passover only a few weeks away, time is running out to provide enough food for those in greatest need.  That’s why I am asking you to help The Fellowship fill 40,000 Passover Food Boxes for hungry Jews in Israel and the former Soviet Union.
Please make a generous donation to our Fill the Pantry Passover campaign today.
Tragically, my friend, there are far too many Jewish people who are unable to afford life’s basic necessities, much less the special foods for the Seder meal … people like Miriam in Israel who survived Auschwitz and now faces unthinkable poverty in her twilight years.
Miriam lost her entire family in the Holocaust.  But the passing of her husband six years ago left her totally alone.  Today, she barely has enough money to cover her rent, electricity, medicines, and food.
Last year at Passover, The Fellowship delivered a food package to Miriam, which brought comfort and assured her that she is not alone and not forgotten.  “Knowing that there are Christians and Jews around the world bringing me Passover food is a great comfort.  The world has changed, and Jews finally have sincere and loving friends.  God bless you, always.”
Every gift you send to our Fill the Pantry campaign will make an especially meaningful difference in the life of someone like Miriam this Passover.  Please be as generous as you can on behalf of those who are in need at this holy time of the year.  Thank you, dear friend.
With prayers for shalom, peace,

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein
Each one of our Passover Food Boxes will be filled with lifesaving staples like flour and sugar as well as special foods like matzah so that Jewish people like Miriam can observe the Passover Seder with dignity.  With so little time left before Passover, I am asking you to please make a gift to our Fill the Pantry campaign today.



Prime Minster Netanyahu you are not alone

Dear  Friend,
Yesterday, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with President Obama in the White House. None of us know for sure what was said in this meeting. But we all know that there are disagreements between the Prime Minister and the President over how best to prevent a nuclear Iran.

In his public comments from the White House, Prime Minister Netanyahu insisted Israel must be the "master of its fate" and that "Israel must have the ability always to defend itself, by itself, against any threat."
We agree. We believe that when it comes to defending Israel and the Jewish people, Prime Minister Netanyahu cannot defer to anyone else's judgements, red lines or timetables. The Prime Minister must resist pressure from any and all outside forces. He must insist that Israel live up to the fundamental promise of its creation -- to ensure that the Jewish people would no longer have to depend on anyone else for their survival.

Next week, we're flying to Jerusalem to meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu. When we see him, we will present him with a letter reminding him that he has friends in the United States who agree that the Israeli people must make the difficult decisions about how to defend themselves free from outside pressure.

When we present this letter, we want to tell the Prime Minister that it was signed by many thousands of Christians from across the country. Please click here now to add your name to this letter of support. And please share this letter with your family and friends.

The more of us who sign this letter, the stronger the message we send to the Prime Minister.

At this difficult and dangerous juncture, let's make sure that the Prime Minister knows he's not alone.

Blessings to you and those you love,
Pastor John Hagee
National Chairman
Christians United for Israel
David Brog
Executive Director
Christians United for Israel
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Dear Joseph,
Israel is a bastion of freedom and democracy in a despotic Middle East. Israel is a stalwart US ally in a region of constantly shifting loyalties. More importantly, Israel is our first line of defense against enemies devoted to attacking America and killing Americans.
As Prime Minister Netanyahu noted during his meeting with President Obama earlier this week, "Americans know that Israel and the United States share common values, that we defend common interests, that we face common enemies."  Indeed, when Israel sounds the alarm about Iran, it's focusing our attention to the greatest strategic threat to America and the West. 
Unlike so many of our allies, Israel has never asked for American soldiers to fight and die in her defense. All Israel has ever asked is the ability to defend herself by herself.  In so doing, Israel's soldiers are actually defending us.
In recent years, we've spent far too much blood and treasure in the effort to build reliable allies in Iraq and Afghanistan. We can't afford to continue nation building our allies. We must make investments in our security which will return dividends well beyond what we spend. Our support for Israel is exactly the kind of wise security investment we need to make!
You can help us spread this important message by wearing our new Defend America, Vote Israel pin on your lapel. We would love to send this pin to you as our gift for your donation of $20 or more.
As we enter the heart of an election season, it's crucial that your friends and neighbors recognize the importance of a strong Israel to American security. It's even more important that they act on this belief when they enter the voting booth. By wearing the Defend America, Vote Israel pin, you can help ensure that both countries will be winners on election day!
May God Bless You and Those that You Love,
Pastor John Hagee
National Chairman
David Brog
Executive Director
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NEW 4:

   Dear Joseph,
   Happy Purim!
   Millions of Israelis put on their costumes and go out to the streets to celebrate this most joyous feast of deliverance and salvation from Israel's enemies. Even the sun came out after days of rain!
Children of Israel thumb   The story of Purim is just one more reminder to all of us that each person in the Body of Messiah can have influence beyond our imagination. Indeed, we are called to be the Esthers and Mordechais of this generation - praying, fasting, and acting on behalf of our people.
   YOU matter! YOUR prayers are heard. YOUR life is a light in the darkness!
   The situation in Iran is heating up, and some in Washington DC, after PM Netanyahu's visit, are now convinced that Israel is preparing for a definite military strike on Iran's nuclear facilities.
   The unrest in our neighboring countries also puts Israel on high alert. Danger is anticipated from every side, and the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) are preparing for any scenario. 
   Yet, in the midst of this, the IDF faces huge budget cuts, simply because Israel does not have money to both support its entitlement programs (read: ultra-Orthodox) and the ever-increasing national security budget.  
Purim - soldier costume   In our March Maoz Israel Report we shared with you about Parartrooper Company 890 who asked us to help them. Their needs are quite practical - equipment that will save their lives in battle that is sure to come.
   You can give as little as $8 and provide a helmet camouflage cover for a soldier, give $322 to buy full gear for one soldier, or anything in between or above that!
   It is a tradition on Purim to give gifts to one another we call "Mishloach Manot." It's also a tradition to help those in need. Your gift will do both!
   Today we are asking you to bless the soldiers of Israel who are defending all of us here who get to celebrate while they are on their watch.
   If you are not able to give today, will you commit to say a prayer for Maoz, IDF, and the people of Israel?
   Together, may we once again soon see the great deliverance God has prepared for His firstborn Israel.
        For Israel’s salvation,
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        Ari & Shira Sorko-Ram

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March 8, 2012

Dear Friend of Israel,

It was a week filled with impassioned leaders and strong words. The annual meeting of AIPAC (The American Israel Public Affairs Committee), which took place in the nation’s capital this past weekend, brought together more than13,000 people, including grassroots pro-Israel activists and high-level public officials and decision makers. President Obama was one of the first to address the crowd, taking the podium to reassure those gathered of his commitment to a strong U.S.-Israel relationship, and determination to stop Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons.

While Obama’s pledge was well received, the crowd really seemed to be waiting for Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, who spoke the following day. Throughout his statements, Netanyahu repeatedly asserted one principle: Despite the strong, enduring nature of the U.S.-Israel relationship, Israel must reserve the right to defend herself as she sees fit. “The purpose of the Jewish state is to secure the Jewish future,” he said. “That is why Israel must always have the ability to defend itself, by itself, against any threat. We deeply appreciate the great alliance between our two countries. But when it comes to Israel’s survival, we must always remain the masters of our fate.”

These are the words of a man who is sensitive to political realities, determined to maintain the strong ties between two historic allies, but, above all, determined to protect his country and his people from the hateful radical Islamists of Iran and elsewhere. It is a huge responsibility, and one can only imagine how it must weigh on the Prime Minister. But it is a responsibility he discharges admirably, with great passion, intelligence, and conviction.

Everyone at the conference has now returned home – inspired by the words, strengthened in their resolve to support Israel. The Jews in attendance join their friends and family today in celebrating Purim, a festive holiday that recalls the Jewish people’s deliverance from their enemies in ancient times. We mark this occasion by, among other things, reading the biblical account of the Purim story from the book of Esther. In that story Mordecai tells Queen Esther, “Who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14).

As I reread these words this year, I know I will think of Prime Minister Netanyahu. Surely he is a leader for Israel “for such a time as this,” when existential threats to the Jewish people are as real and pressing as they have ever been. May God continue to give the Prime Minister strength, wisdom, and courage as he seeks to work together with the U.S. to ensure a peaceful and secure Israel. And may we all take comfort in knowing that no matter what, Israel is never truly alone in “securing the Jewish future,” as “he who watches over Israel never slumbers or sleeps” (Psalm 121:4, NLT).

With prayers for shalom, peace,

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein

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March 8, 2012


Although Purim is only a one-day holiday, here in Israel it seems like it is celebrated for an entire week! For days leading up to Purim, children go to school in costumes, special holiday music is played on loudspeakers throughout the city, and everyone wears a smile. The motto of Purim is a popular Hebrew verse that says “it is a mitzvah to be happy, always!”

Purim is a fun holiday for children. Besides the fun of dressing up, they also deliver special baskets of treats and candy called mishloach manot to their friends. This teaches them the holy value of sharing and making others happy. It gives me so much joy to watch my children smile as they hand out treats to others in the spirit of Purim.

On Purim, the streets in Israel are filled with people of all ages laughing, singing, and dancing. It is so beautiful that all of this joy is in celebration of the miracle that God performed during the days of Esther, when he saved the Jewish people from wicked Haman. I love the message of Purim. The biblical story of this holiday – the fact that the Jewish people were going to be annihilated by Haman, but that decree was miraculously overturned – reminds us that things are not always as they seem, and God never abandons His people.

On Purim, I try also to absorb the lesson of Mordecai and Esther, which tells us that prayer and faith can change any decree from punishment to salvation. Purim reminds me that God wants to send blessings to the world, but we have to open up the channel for blessings by taking a bold stand for righteousness and holiness, no matter how difficult the circumstances.

When looking around the streets of Israel on Purim, it might seem like people are dressed up in costume only to have fun, but there is truly a deep lesson behind the masks. When we wear masks and dress up, we are making a statement that people’s outer appearance is just a show; it is the inner thoughts and prayers that define who we really are. The deepest prayer that we say on Purim is that God would reveal His goodness to the world, and remove the masks that blind us to His love.

What it all amounts to is this: We need to have unwavering faith in God’s goodness, and knowledge that He performs miracles for us every day, many that we often miss, simply because we’re too wrapped up in our day-to-day lives. That’s a lesson that applies not only at Purim – but every day of the year.

Join with me in prayer during this week’s Purim holiday that God will turn around the dire situation that Israel currently finds herself in – surrounded by enemies on every border – and reveal His kindness for the entire world to see. Thank you my friends – your prayers and support are truly a blessing to Israel!

With blessings from the Holy Land,


A Present for you:

God blesses Israel now and forever!

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