It is almost Pesach – and we are preparing to celebrate the Festival of Freedom with our friends, our families, and our loved ones.
It is almost Pesach – and we are already busy cooking, cleaning, preparing our houses for the holiday and for our guests.
It is almost Pesach – and we are looking forward to praying in our Synagogue, hearing the familiar prayers with their much-loved melodies.
It is almost Pesach – and we can already almost taste the best quality Kiddush wine, the kneidlach, the gefilte fish, and all the delicious food that accompanies this festival.
It is almost Pesach – and we are already taking out our family Haggadot with their familiar pictures and wine-stains from Seder-nights of decades past.
It is almost Pesach – and we are already planning where we will celebrate the Seder night, who will hide the afikoman, who will sing Mah Nishtanah.
It is almost Pesach – and we can be sure that Jonathan Pollard will not be allowed to celebrate Pesach properly in his prison cell in the USA; he will be denied his friends, his wife, his family, all those whom he loves and who love him; he will be unable to participate in a Seder service, he will not be permitted to participate in any Festival services. Jonathan Pollard has no Seder to look forward to, no Seder to prepare, no festival food to eat.
You can do something to help!
Please, please send a Pesach greeting card to Jonathan Pollard. His address is:
Jonathan Pollard #09185-016
c/o FCI Butner
P.O. Box 1000
It may not be much, but it is something that everyone – including you! – can do. I speak from personal experience when I say that receiving letters is a tremendous morale boost for a prisoner. Indeed, Jonathan himself describes the letters he receives as his “oxygen”. I have no idea if prisons and guards in the USA are anything like in Israel, but if they are, then when the prison system – from the individual guards all the way up to the top commanders – see that a prisoner receives mail, then they know that people on the outside care about him, and are more reluctant to abuse him.
Jonathan Pollard has already given more than a quarter of a century of his life due to the venality of certain American and Israeli top politicians. If you live in Israel then you may owe your very life to Jonathan – because it was he who gave Israel crucial information about Iraqi Scud missiles and other Iraqi military capability.
You can give a few minutes and a few shekels (or dollars) of your own life to send Jonathan Pollard a Pesach card. Even if it arrives after Pesach, nevertheless send it!
Let us make this effort together. Let us ensure that our brother Jonathan Pollard is flooded with Pesach cards this year; send one, send a few, get as many friends and family members to send, send these cards from all over the world.
Let Jonathan Pollard know that even in his prison cell, he is not alone!
Let Jonathan Pollard know that we have not forgotten or abandoned him!