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PIDYON SHVU'IM

CAMPAIGN TO FREE GILAD SHALIT

 

Go to http://giladshalit.fr/ and click to email this to Prime Minister Netanyahu

 

"Dear Prime Minister Netanyahu, Please take every step possible to negotiate the immediate release of Gilad Shalit and request visits of the Red Cross or other appropriate visitations from now until his release. B'chavod rav, (with deep respect)" (Your name will go here when you sign up on the website.)

 

Gilad Shalit was captured by Hamas in a cross border raid inside Israel in June 2006, and taken to Gaza where he remains in captivity. Pidyon Shvu'im—redeeming captives is a great mitzvah. (Talmud Baba Batra 8b).  According to the Rambam (Maimonides), there is no greater mitzvah than redeeming captives. (Hilchot Matanot Aniyim 8:10)

 


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