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      Tamar Yonah is one of Israel's most popular English-speaking radio show hosts. She made Aliyah from Southern California and after serving in the Israeli army began a prolific career in radio, including production, news and program development. She was the original creator and producer of 'The Aliyah Show' and still works whenever she can in that field. Tamar is a political activist, wife and mother residing in Judea and Samaria and currently hosts the top-rated shows of The Weekend Edition & The Tamar Yonah Show. Her award winning blog covers current events, religion, politics and anything else that's on her mind.

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      Shevat 12, 5770, 1/27/2010

      Celebration and Growth

      by Tamar Yonah

      A lot of us feel like history is passing us by, each day that comes to an end, we wonder what have we done with the last 24 hours?  Have we made the world better?  Or was the day just another one crossed out on our calendar of life? There are so many mitzvahs (good deeds) we can do, but 'opportunity' doesn't always knock, sometimes we have to leave our comfort zones to find it.
       
      On Thursday, people will have their chance to do a mitzvah to help change the world for the better without having to leave their homes or even their keyboards.  We will be celebrating the gift G-d has given us of the Arutz Sheva news, radio and TV channels.  Few know, or even remember what it was like living in Israel and not having a 'voice'.  As you know, Israel is a more socialist based country and the government is in control of the media, who gets a license to broadcast and who doesn't - i.e.  whose voice will be heard, and which stories will get coverage and which won't. 

      Arutz 7, Israel National News and Radio has been a beacon of light to so many.  For listeners and readers outside of the country who don't know Hebrew, we have been your light and sounding board, offering toll free numbers for you to call in and voice your opinions, interview our guests with us, and make your connection with the Holy Land and people of Israel.

      Thursday, you will have a chance to not only give back, but to help build and change the world for the better by supporting the news outlet that you have come to trust and love.  The voice in the wilderness - your voice, will grow stronger by your participation and support.  Here's your opportunity to be part of this great project!

      "Arutz Sheva will be holding a 12-hour radio telethon on Thursday, the 13th of Shvat, January 28. The "Arutz Shevathon Fundraiser" will be hosted by a stellar cast including all your favorite Israel National Radio show hosts (Tovia Singer, Tamar Yonah, Yishai Fleisher and more) and special guests from Israel and around the world. There are plans in the works to broadcast a live video feed of the event on Israel National News. See your favorite show hosts as they are broadcasting on the Shevathon!
       
      The theme of the Shevathon is Growth, corresponding to the upcoming Tu B'shvat holiday, which celebrates the Jewish new year for trees.

      Donors will be able to contribute via the Internet, and by phone, with several donors going on air live with the show hosts. Special prizes will be awarded, which include meeting with favorite show hosts, Israeli artwork, Arutz Sheva T-shirts and hats, and much more.
      The Shevathon will run from 2PM - 2AM Israel time (7AM - 7PM EST) on Thursday, Jan 28th.  To listen to it live, go to http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Radio/. The toll-free call-in lines will be open from the US and Canada: 1-800-270-4288 and Israel: 1-800-270-428. Donors can already enter their details using the online donation form. Click here to donate now."