Special prayer for Jonathan Pollard - Joseph's Tomb
Special Prayer for Jonathan Pollard at Joseph's Tomb
On the evening of 21 Tevet (Monday, December 27), the monthly visit to
Joseph's Tomb was held. Hundreds of people from all parts of Israel
made their way to Shechem, to the tomb of the righteous Joseph,
including a large group of Women in Green from Jerusalem, Gush Etzion,
Kiryat Arba Hevron.
A special prayer for the release of Jonathan Pollard was passed among
the members of the group. There is no place like Joseph's Tomb to feel
for Jonathan, who like Joseph was cast into the pit by his brothers.
Now the brothers repent, and ask to release him and return him to his
land, on whose behalf he acted with tremendous self-sacrifice.
It was a pleasant surprise to see the renovated Joseph's Tomb, the
organization and order there. Our compliments to Gershon Mesika, the
head of the Samaria Council, who acted, and is still active, for the
Jewish return to Joseph's Tomb.
Women in Green, in their previous tour of the area, could only look
upon Joseph's Tomb from the peak of Mitzpeh Yosef (Joseph's Lookout
Point), while now it is possible to return and cling to the tomb of
the righteous Joseph.
There was also a frustrating feeling - of a nocturnal entrance, like
thieves in the night, but simultaneously it was uplifting -
remembering that progress, "the redemption of Israel comes little by
little." When people exert themselves and act - the Holy One, blessed
be He, helps.
May it be His will that the prayers for Jonathan Pollard will be
received by merit of the righteous Joseph and he be speedily released,
unconditionally, healthy and whole, to his family, his people, and his
For the photographs by Gemma Blech:
Yehudit Katsover - 050-7161818, Nadia Matar - 050-5500834
Women for Israel's Tomorrow (Women in Green)