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Tuesday, September 16, 2003

Shalom from Jerusalem,

An extremely trying year is drawing to a close here in Israel. Our soldiers in particular have had an especially difficult year. The approaching New Year does not appear to offer respite. Additional reserve soldiers are being called up at this moment.

Israel's combat soldiers, regular and reserves alike, have their hands full. There are numerous spectacular successes in protecting the Jewish people, many of which go unreported.

Lately most soldiers are only getting two days leave to see their families after 18 days of active duty. They are being attacked and shot at; they're on alert all the time. Many of their friends have been seriously injured; they have attended many funerals of comrades. Most are only 18 or 19 years old; compare this life to teenagers you know!

In the past we have sent delicious treats including Pizza, Burgers, Ice Cream and Soup to these soldiers on your behalf to cheer them up and let them know you support them.

Now, once again in honor of Rosh haShana, you have the opportunity to send New Year wishes and a gift to their families.

We will give, in your name, a presentation package including Honey, Chocolate and traditional Honey Cake, to the soldiers and their families. As usual you can also send your personal blessing for the New Year and your messages of gratitude and support.

Our soldiers and their families always appreciate your gifts and greetings -- they love to know that they have support from all around the world and that people appreciate their daily trials and tribulations.

Visit our site to see what the soldiers are saying to us and read what people like you have said to the soldiers. For further details and to send the Honey Package, or for that matter Pizza, Ice Cream or Burgers, please go to www.PizzaIDF.org.

We wish you all a Shana Tova, a year of peace, prosperity and good news.


Honey, Chocolates & Traditional Honey Cake for Soldiers
and their Families for Rosh haShana

Honey, Chocolate and Honey Cake
for a soldier's family
Soldier's Package $16.95

Honey, Chocolate and Honey Cake
for five soldiers' families
Patrol Package $74.95

Honey, Chocolate and Honey Cake
for ten soldiers' families
Section Package $139.95

Honey, Chocolate and Honey Cake
for thirty soldiers' families
Platoon Package $379.95