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Canadian and American Jewish federations are raising funds to help move children in Israel's north further south, so that they may be out of range of Hezballah's Katyusha rockets.
I'd like to ask all my readers to make a donation to this crucial emergency fund to save the children. It takes 3 or four minutes on a 56 k modem, closer to 2 minutes on broadband. I've already made my pledge of $180, or 10 times the numerical equivalent of the letters in the hebrew word Chai, which means 'Life'.
For my Jewish and Christian readers, I'd like to remind you of the religious duty to give charity (and of the fact that these donations are tax deductible, for those of you to whom that's important). In Judaism it's called Tzedakah, and is fixed at 10%, or Ma'aser. Christianity calls it the tithe, and also fixes it at 10%.
Please, donate today.
Regionally, you can donate via the following communities websites. If you want to find your local community's site, try this "Jewish [Fed] Finder."
You can also post a button on your site.
To add the larger image, copy the following code: (a href="http://www.ujc.org")(img src="http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4611/1938/1600/Israeli%20Lifesaver.jpg" border="0" alt="Israeli Fundraiser Lifesaver" /)(/a)(br)(a href="http://centrerion.blogspot.com/2006/07/north-american-jews-fundraising-for.html")Design Credit: (b)Centrerion Canadian Politics(/b)(/a)
To add the smaller image to your site, copy the following code: (a href="http://www.ujc.org")(img src="http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4611/1938/320/Israeli%20Lifesaver%20Button.0.jpg" border="0" alt="Israeli Fundraiser Button" /)(/a)(br)(a href="http://centrerion.blogspot.com/2006/07/north-american-jews-fundraising-for.html")Design Credit: (b)Centrerion Canadian Politics(/b)(/a)
The end result works like this (click it to go to the UJC donation site):
Design Credit: Centrerion Canadian Politics
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