HAYIDION The Prizmah Journal
Israel Action Items
In response to Operation Cast Lead and the ongoing conflicts facing Israel, Rafi Cohen, our graduate intern, has compiled a list of activities that schools and students can do today to express their support for Israel.
- Have your school issue a statement supporting Israel in the student newspaper, monthly newsletter, or community newspaper.
- Monitor and respond to local media coverage by writing letters to the editor and/or calling the news director.
- Solicit statements from people in your school, city, synagogue, or any other prominent personalities, and include these statements in your school’s publications.
- Write a letter to your Member of Congress (www.congress.org/congressorg/dbq/officials/) or to President Obama (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Stay informed about Israel by frequently checking either of the following websites: www.jpost.com, www.haaretz.com, www.jta.org, www.jrep.com, www.israelinsider.com, www.israelnationalnews.org, www.ynetnews.com.
- Blog for Israel: Start your own online log or notepad. www.blogger.com
- Learn more about Israel at www.standwithuscampus.com.
- Identify a cause or an organization to which your school can relate, such as Birthday Angels (birthday-angels.org) or Yad LaKashish (www.lifeline.org.il).
- Plant a tree in Israel through www.JNF.org.
- Dedicate 3-5 minutes daily to reciting a prayer for Israel or a chapter from Tehillim.
- Share an experience you had traveling to Israel or otherwise connected to Israel.
- Come up with your own list of Israel Action Items (and share them with us please!). Aish.com suggests seven (www.aish.com/jewishissues/jewishsociety/7_Ways_You_Could_Help_Israel.asp).
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