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Friday, April 06, 2012

Spies Like Pesah

  • Multiple sources are reporting that Jonathan Pollard was rushed to the hospital on Erev Pesah.  Please pray for Yehonatan ben Malka.  Chief Rabbi Yonah Metzger called upon people to pray for his health and freedom.  Former prisoner Azzam Azzam asked for his release.  Former prisoner Gilad Shalit asked for his release.  A mock seder left an empty chair for him, and organizers ask everyone to do the same.
  • Arutz Sheva reports that Eli Cohen, the Israeli spy who was caught and executed in Damascus, used to taste Matza from Jews in the Damascus marketplace on Pesah.
  • Kikar reports that accused Israeli spy Azzam Azzam, who was released from Egypt and so got a personal Yetziat Mitzrayim, likes the holiday of Pesah even though he is not Jewish, and feels a personal connection to it.


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