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      by Tzvi Fishman
      Tzvi Fishman was awarded the Israel Ministry of Education Prize for Jewish Creativity and Culture

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      Before making Aliyah to Israel, Tzvi Fishman was a Hollywood screenwriter. He has co-authored 4 books with Rabbi David Samson, based on the teachings of Rabbi Kook, Eretz Yisrael, Art of T'shuva, War and Peace, and Torat Eretz Yisrael.

       

      Kislev 2, 5772, 11/28/2011

      Great News for Facebook Jews!


      Like I mentioned, I recently made a foray into the world of Facebook, hoping that I could make friends and influence people. After two months in the network, I’ve come to some conclusions. First, in striking contrast to the prevalent belief that Jews in the Diaspora have lots of money, I was shocked to discover that many Jewish women don’t have the money to buy even basic clothing. Based on their wall photos, it seems that many of them can only afford sleeveless tank tops and bikinis. So I have decided to create a fund called DIME, the “Daughter of Israel Modesty Enterprise,” asking every Jew in the world to contribute a dime so that decent clothing can be provided for our poor Facebook sisters throughout the Diaspora.

      In a previous article, I addressed the problem of pornography on Facebook, so I will not enumerate the dangers here, other than to once again warn parents that Facebook is not the innocent, parve world they may think it is, but that it is loaded with temptations and actual porn which can drag young people, and adults alike, into a web of soul-polluting addictions from which it is very difficult to escape.

      The best news is that I have taken the initiative to write a letter to the Nefesh B’Nefesh organization, with the proposal that they organize special “Facebook Flights” especially geared for the Facebook crowd, whereby jumbo jets, proudly bearing the word FACEBOOK, would bring the thousands of Israel lovers on Facebook home to the Holy Land.

      After all, Facebook is used in the Arab world to topple evil regimes, and it was used effectively during the recent social protest in Israel to bring masses out to the street – why not use it to promote mass aliyah?

      Upon my entry into Facebook, how happy I was to discover how many lovers of Israel there are! Their walls are filled with Stars of David and beautiful pictures of Israel. Israel appears again and again in the list of their hobbies and interests. Their photo pages abound with the most beautiful pictures, paintings, and illustrations of Israel I’ve ever seen! Not to mention a great love for Judaism and Torah! It’s a natural to organize for them Nefesh B’Nefesh jumbo jets to take them home to Israel! I’m sure there will be a huge demand. They love Israel so much. That way, instead of spending hours every day, sending Youtube and INN links back and forth to each other about what’s happening here in Israel, they can come here themselves and become an active part of the news, rather than just reading about it.

      I’m convinced it’s a winning idea. After all, it’s an offer you can’t refuse. For nearly 2000 years, we have been fervently praying to escape the humiliation of exile in foreign gentile lands and come home to Israel. Once upon a time, immigrants had to literally risk their lives to make the journey, arriving in a barren land without any housing or livelihood awaiting them, trusting in G-d to provide for their needs and protect them against the marauders that infested the country. While today, with Nefesh B’Nefesh, and other assistance groups, the plane ticket is free, there are monetary grants, housing all over the country, jobs for people who want to work, a stable economy, Hebrew ulpans, and all kinds of guidance and social services to help the new oleh. Like I said, it’s an offer you can’t refuse. In fact, I’m sure that so many of my Facebook friends will be coming home in response to this program that Israel will have to begin a rush campaign to build thousands of new apartments and villas to handle the avalanche of aliyah that the Facebook Aliyah Revolution is going to create.

      You too can help spread the flames of this great new wave of aliyah to Israel. Write your Facebook friends. Share this blog on your walls. Get the word out to the Jews all over the world. Brothers and sisters on Facebook:

      IT’S TIME TO COME HOME!  תופים

      IT’S TIME TO COME HOME!     רמקול

      IT’S TIME TO COME HOME!     גולש