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Heroes of Israel: Rabbi Yehoshua Fass

Nefesh B'Nefesh is bringing our people home.

Published: March 21, 2009

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Visitor Comments: 78

(78) SCOTT G, June 2, 2013 6:03 AM

I WANT TO OCCUPY THE DISPUTED TERRITORY

I, too, share the life long dream of moving to Israel and I am at a stage in life to make it happen. As a high school student, AIPAC sent me to the national conference in Washington, DC. I am ready to join the Israeli sense of purpose. Israel'e current issues gets my blood flowing. I am still investigating my options and I would appreciate any comments or suggestions. I am undecided regarding financing. Shall I start my own foundation or hook up with an established entity? I wish to reside in the disputed territory. I do have cousins who have made Aliyah, had lots of children, live nicely and are very comfortable in the big city. For me, I envision new housing in a new locale. Each house funded by a U.S. state. First goal = 50 houses. Next goal = another 50 houses. I am starting with the Florida house with each contributing city naming a room in the house. I have discussed the plan with a trusted mortgage firm in Israel. The recent insanity in Syria has me looking at property near that border. I have discussed contributions with JCA's from several states. Admittedly, I am one person with one passport, however, the idea seems infectious as anyone who hears the plan, after the initial shock, wants to join me. If you are reading this, you are not a victim to the new strain of the old Jewish disease --- apathy. I notice more and more each day that from my neighbor to the President, the wonder of Israel is getting less and less attention. Some say we need to tend to our home first. That is true--- Israel is our home. The Golan Heights is our land. Upon my first visit in 1977, an elderly chasid pulled me aside to say, "you Americans, keep your money. We do not want your money. We want you." Well, that simple message is now so clear. I am grateful my business has left me with frequest flyer miles so that I can mean it at the next family seder, 'Next year in Jerusalem" !!!

(77) Hinda, August 23, 2011 6:19 PM

Financial Problems

This would be ideal if one could afford it. There are many who cannot go due to the costs and are in bankruptcy or in other financial malady. If there is a will, there is a way - that is true, however, reality takes a huge bite out of a dream.

(76) Anthony Lawson, April 6, 2011 8:22 PM

How can I help?

As a Christian, I too would love to reap the benefits from G-d by helping His people. I am a youth minister in Kentucky, USA and i lead my kids into praying for the peace of Jerusalem. We are fairly poor (comparatively) but is there something we can do, even financially, to support Aliyah? How much could we give that would actually help, and where would we send it? I am amazed at the strength and determination of your people. May G-d bless you and keep you.

(75) Anonymous, February 20, 2010 9:19 PM

I made Aliyah in the summer of 2008 and Í haven't looked back since. It's just wonderful that everything here evolves around the Jewish calendar and it's great that I no longer have to listen to anti-zionist (which I believe is usually just a euphemism of antisemitism) nonsense all day long. If you want to make Aliyah, go for it!

(74) Chana Leah, February 16, 2010 6:14 PM

With God's help one day soon i want to be one of those doctors coming to take care of my brothers and sisters in our homeland! thank you for creating a way for me to fullfill this dream more easily. when i do make my moving plans i am planning on going straight to Nefesh B'nefesh for help and guidance. Thank you for all you do and may your merit in helping jews come home bring the redemption very soon!

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