Friday, July 08, 2005

Orange Shabbat

I thought someone out there might want this info. Get your shul involved.

TO PARTICIPATING SYNAGOGUES IN ORANGE SHABBAT IN AMERICA’S SYNAGOGUES AFSI WILL HELP YOU WITH NEEDED MATERIALS

Synagogues across America will be participating in ORANGE SHABBAT in AMERICA’S SYNAGOGUES, Friday night, July 15 and Shabbat, July 16, organized by Americans For a Safe Israel/AFSI.


ORANGE
is the color of solidarity with Gush Katif and the N. Shomron, the communities slated for ethnic cleansing by the Sharon government. By wearing something ORANGE on that Shabbat, American synagogues will be filled with people displaying their unity with our embattled brothers and sisters in Israel.

At Kabbalat Shabbat services, on Friday night, July 15, special prayers should be said on behalf of Gush Katif/Gaza and
N. Samaria. Wherever possible, congregants of all synagogues should be invited to participate in Friday night meals, at a nominal cost, where they will meet and greet each other in a unified effort to oppose the PM Sharon expulsion plan. Where speakers are available, they should be given an opportunity to explain the facts of Sharon’s plan to transfer approximately 10,000 Jews from their homes and lands in Gush Katif/Gaza and N. Samaria. Prayers will be said, songs will be sung, and awareness that appeasement of terror in Israel will spread to America, endangering our soldiers in Iraq, as well as civilians in America.

Shabbat morning, July 16, it is hoped that rabbis will devote their sermons to the crisis, and may invite guest speakers to speak at various times during the day, such as at Shalosh Seudot, and following Havdalah services. It is hoped that millions of prayers ascending to heaven at the same time will cause a cancellation of the immoral, illegal, cruel and destructive Sharon expulsion plan.

Please plan to be part of the ORANGE SHABBAT. Call AFSI, 212-828-2424 with questions. Consult our website, www.afsi.org for information that may be helpful to you. Let us know your plans for ORANGE SHABBAT. We will publicize them, thereby encouraging other synagogues to join in this nationwide effort.

Thank you for your anticipated response.

Helen Freedman, Americans For a Safe Israel/AFSI

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