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Thursday, January 29, 2004

From Binyamin L. Jolkovsky
Editor in chief, Jewish World Review

Dearest Readers,
A few moments ago, my heart sank.

Going through my e-mail, I learned that one of this publication's periodic contributors, Chezi Goldberg, who dedicated his life to working with "at risk" teens and who was originally from Toronto and living in Jerusalem, was killed in today's bus bombing.

But what is so eerie was not his death --- that stung and I'm still feeling sick over it. And I mean SICK! What stung were the near prophetic words in one of his essays.

It's the middle of the day. I understand many subscribers are busy. But PLEASE take a moment and read these essays.

And then forward them to somebody you know --- and ask them to do the same.

It's important that his words move over the web no less than the jokes we always forward!

I'm CERTAIN that after reading the two articles you will agree with me. PLEASE do it for Chezi. Do it for all of us. PLEASE

Binyamin L. Jolkovsky
261 Dead by Chezi Goldberg

Because, if you don't cry, who will? by Yechezkel Chezi Goldberg
(this one is posted above, in its entirety, under the heading, "Now is the time for cying"
Chezi Goldberg is listed below in the list of victims of today's bombing as 42 years old and father of 11 children. He was from Beitar-Ilit.

May his family and friends be comforted among all the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.