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Gilad's Story

Children from New York read a story written by Gilad Shalit: "When the Shark and the Fish First Met."

Gilad Shalit has been in captivity for three years. This film was made a year ago. Last week was his 23rd birthday. Please pray for the safe release of Gilad ben Aviva.

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Visitor Comments: 13

(13) Vyacheslav Levovich, September 23, 2009 2:39 PM

Is it possible that this was allegorical sarcasm?

Is it possible that this was allegorical sarcasm? After all, everyone understands that it is in shark's nature to eat fish, sharks can not change. And neither do the fish. Some might say that 11 year old is too young to think in these terms, but you would be surprised as to how clever literate kids can be.

(12) Keith, September 9, 2009 8:51 AM

"Keith in Woking, UK" "PRAYER IS POWERFUL" Gilad, I pray to HaShem for you regularly - for inner strength, for your mental and physical protection and for your family and friends. We too have a son about your age. He's 25 and I feel so very much for your Mum and Dad, Aviva and Noam. My thoughts are constantly with them and yourself. May you have a safe anf peaceful birthday today Gilad. G-d bless & shalom..

(11) MD Schickler, September 4, 2009 11:35 AM

I am assuming the the allusion is to the Arab /Israeli conflict. Even if that isn't what Gilad meant ,i'm sure it is what people will think when they read it, Especially due to who wrote it . that's why i don't think it should be advertised . We as religioud jews don't believe this is the answer.

(10) MD Schickler, September 3, 2009 9:41 PM

Children often just want people "to be friends" no matter what .it is a desire mingled with youthful ignorance and stemming from the natural displeasure that tension and sadness create . they just want the pain to go away.But sometimes the pain can't just go away and people can't "just be friends". Sharks can't become vegetarians and little fish can't teach them to be be ,no matter how much they love them.This story is only getting circulation b/c of Gilad's suffering state .It is a child's dream ,let it remain in a child's head . This should not be advertised here.It is lacking in a core jewish belief that certain nations have in them an inherent prediposition towards certain behavior(like a shark) and they are used as tools to teach,(punish), and guide the jewish nation in it's mission on earth.Their character will not change until H' wants our "story" to end and Mashiach draws the curtain to a close."Aisov Soineh es Ya'akov" is a Law of spiritual nature. Even though it really hurts somtimes.

(9) Irida, September 1, 2009 4:28 PM

Where is Gilad?

Please make Gilad come home, please.. why isnt he at home with his family? now he is 23 years old he must live like the others boy he cant stay kidnapped.. please Israel make in way that Gilad become free again.. his story is fantastic! in this story he is the little fish.. he needs help

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