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Giving For Israel

Giving For Israel

Although Jonathan Mark’s article about informal donations to the IDF during
the Gaza War was a critique, it brought a smile to my face (“Buddy, Can You Spare Some Socks?” Aug. 29).

It is absolutely
incredible how Jews felt so connected to the soldiers that they organized
their own campaigns to provide the soldiers with what they thought was
needed. They felt as if these soldiers were their own sons or brothers. It brought to mind the poignant words of Rabbi Yitzchok Dovid Grossman of
Migdal Ohr, who, when referring to the operation in June to rescue the
kidnapped yeshiva boys said, “Everybody has a feeling that he lost his son. 
He is looking for his son to find him.” It was a terrifying and very
difficult summer for the Jewish people, but it was also a summer of
unprecedented love and unity.

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