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What is Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz’s life worth?

Posted By admin On February 5, 2008 @ 8:20 pm In Articles, feature | 3 Comments


Dear Torah Supporters!

Our community recently had the honor of hosting Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz here in San Francisco. This world recognized scholar is the author of a new edition of Talmud that makes the central text of the Jewish people universally accessible in the original Hebrew and has been already translated into English [1], Russian and French.

We must sadly inform you that two armed Hamas terrorists recently attacked his Mekor Haim Yeshiva in Kfar Etzion. This is not a yeshiva consisting of college-age students studying after their IDF training. These are high-school students without any combat experience.

Instead of entering student dormitories at 9:30 PM, the terrorists entered a room where four counselors were meeting. As providence would have it, two of these counselors were recently trained in anti-terrorist combat techniques and practical weapons handling by Mishmeret Yesha. Rather than obey the terrorists’ command to “stand against the wall”, one counselor engaged in hand-to-hand combat allowing the other to shoot both terrorists dead.

This event has been widely publicized in the Jewish media [2], see one example at: Haaretz [3]

Over 70% of terror attacks directed at Israel [4] and the Jews occur in of the mountainous territories of Yehuda and Shomron. From Hadera to Ghadera, a mere 9-mile-wide stretch of land, the entire coastal population of Israel depends on the brave men and women of Yesha to fend off terror for its survival. Often we hear only about attacks resulting in injuries or deaths, but the majority of attacks are where Israelis succeed in defending their businesses, land and families from terror generally go unreported. This high rate of success is almost entirely due to Mishmeret Yesha training programs and equipment assistance.

The media has not given credit to Mishmeret Yesha for training and organizing the security detail for Mekor Haim Yeshiva.

While the IDF approves and supports Mishmeret Yesha’s work, they have no budget to support the over 4,000 volunteers that are trained and equipped by Mishmeret Yesha.

We urge you once more to support Mishmeret Yesha’s work, and to help save Jewish lives by donating to Mishmeret Yesha today.

Basic Facts:
- OVER 100 communities benefiting
- 4000 Rapid Response Team members trained
- 2000 armored protective and combat vests designed, fabricated &
- OVER 500 protective vests & helmets for men, women & children
purchased and distributed throughout Yesha
- 32 security g’machim (loan committees)
- 45 medical g’machim (loan committees)
- 300 combat vests and assorted tactical equipment distributed to IDF
- HUNDREDS of women trained in use of firearms and other self-defense


Support Mishmeret Yesha with your tax-deductible contribution!

_____ $5,000 (US) – Fully Equip One Rapid Response Team Member
_____ $1,500 (US) – Sponsor One Day 12-hour Training Session
_____ $1,200 (US) – Single Motorola Communication Unit
_____ $1,050 (US) – Armored Lightweight Combat Vest “CHASHMONIA”
_____ $250 (US) – Armored Polyethylene Plate
_____ $250 (US) – Ballistic Helmet

_____ $1,000 (US) – Men’s Armored Vest
_____ $800 (US) – Women’s Armored Vest
_____ $500 (US) – Children’s Armored Vest

Please make & mail your tax-deductible contribution to:
1412 Avenue M, Suite 2363
Brooklyn, NY 11230


25 King George Blvd.
Jerusalem 94261 Israel
Tel: 02-625-1548
Fax: 02-624-6885

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URLs in this post:

[1] English: http://samsonblinded.org/news/?s=%2Bhaaretz+%2BEnglish

[2] Jewish media: http://samsonblinded.org/titles/Judea.htm

[3] Haaretz: http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/948272.html

[4] Israel: http://samsonblinded.org/news/?s=%2BIsrael+%2BEnglish