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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

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Turns out that Avishai returned to Tzfat on Sunday, and only left today. He was supposed to return to his base yesterday, but there were no busses running, and since it is illegal for soldiers to hitchhike (thank GOODNESS) he was stuck in Tzfat till today. I told him to let the cats out and leave a lot of food for them, but I assume that all the neighborhood cats will gather around...don't know what to do about that. There was no way to bring them with us. My downstairs neighbor is still there...probably strumming his guitar in the yard, as he always does. I'll ask him to keep an eye out on the cat population, and will reimburse him for food later.

There are two on-line methods for people to keep up-to-date with what's going on in Tzfat. There's an e-mail list which goes out to local residents, Tzfatline, and a Tzfat yahoogroup.

Both give residents, both those still in Tzfat and those who are on forced vacations, a connection with what's happening. What did we DO before internet?

Here's a summary of today's Tzfatline e-mail.

Item #1SUPPORT:Yosef (Daniel) and Miriam Kresh are thinking of all our Tsfat friends all thetime, and dovening for your safety. May we all be together again b'smachotvery soon.Item

#2BSDINFORMATION NEEDED:Shalom Alechem . I truly wish I were there in Tzfat with all of you. It isvery difficult to be so far away from my extended family in these hrs ofuncertainty. One thing I am sure of, BE COURAGEOUS as you all are being and beblessed with safety from any harm. I am in France and if G-d willing the KLM Airlinegoes into Israel I am to return this coming Fri July 21 at 2:30AM. Can anyonewho has their computer up and running let me know, ASAP, if the trains, busesand taxis are running up to Tzfat. Please email me soon if anyone knows as wehave very limited email access. tikvacohen@ G-d be with all of youand please may we see Moshiac eminently.Item

#3ASCENT IS FINE:In a previous announcement, the impression may have been given that Ascentwas hit by a rocket. This is not so. Ascent is fine, for the time being.Rabbi Shaul LeiterItem

#4BS"DOFFERING OF HELP:I am currently living in Beitar but am in the midst of possibly moving toTzfat (it was in the works before the war). Anyway, if anyone is looking to cometo the Jerusalem area and would like help finding a place to stay please callme at 02-580-0230. Single girls and single moms are welcome to stay by us. I'm
Jerusalem now and you are missing things you forgot to bring from Tzfat youcan call me - maybe we could help with loans of toys, books, linens, a bike.call me.H\' should bless each of you with revealed good, with peace.ariella ChanaItem

#5INFORMATION AND A QUESTION:I thought this article was a nice glimpse into what\'s going on in Tzfat:http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/739089.htmlI\'m wondering if there is a website that deals with the news updates inspecifics (like where the rockets hit, who was injured lo aleinu). Being one ofthose who "fled" the scene, I would greatly apreciate being updated on the latestof the "who what and where’s of Tzfat. Thanks, atskramer@

#6HELP ARTICLE:Tzfat-Line has received an extensive article (?) from Nefesh B\'Nefesh, sentby two subscribers, on how to deal with the current crises in Israel. It issomewhat lengthy and thus we have to send it as an attachment. Anyone wishing toreceive this, email Tzfat-Line (TzfatLine@aol.com) with the message "Nefesh B’Nefesh" article.EditorsItem

#7FREE FOOD:As of 1:30 PM, today, Tuesday, free food is being distributed through theefforts of the City of Tzfat. Vegetables, fruits, bread and other items areavailable in front of the Municipal Building on Jerusalem Street. Bring yourshopping cart or shopping bags. It is not known how much is be given away or for howlong.Submitted via telephone by Chana BesserItem


#8 INFORMATION AND A QUESTION:I thought this article was a nice glimpse into what's going on in Tzfat:http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/739089.htmlI'm wondering if there is a website that deals with the news updates inspecifics (like where the rockets hit, who was injured lo aleinu). Being one ofthose who "fled" the scene, I would greatly apreciate being updated on the latestof the "who what and where’s of Tzfat. Thanks, atskramer@

Item #9 HELP ARTICLE:Tzfat-Line has received an extensive article (?) from Nefesh B'Nefesh, sentby two subscribers, on how to deal with the current crises in Israel. It issomewhat lengthy and thus we have to send it as an attachment. Anyone wishing toreceive this, email Tzfat-Line (TzfatLine@) with the message "Nefesh B’Nefesh" article.EditorsItem

#10FREE FOOD:As of 1:30 PM, today, Tuesday, free food is being distributed through theefforts of the City of Tzfat. Vegetables, fruits, bread and other items areavailable in front of the Municipal Building on Jerusalem Street. Bring yourshopping cart or shopping bags. It is not known how much is be given away or for howlong.Submitted via telephone by Chana Besser

Item #11TEMPORARY CONTACT INFORMATION:
not have a phone but is planning on getting one soon. We can be reached alsoby leaving a message on our ta kolee at home: Love to you all. Stay safe- wherever you are.Avi & Tzippy**************************************************************************************************Tzfat-

1 comment:

jivechick8 said...

I left my purse with my Teudat Zehut and wallet in Tzfat last Shabbos at my sister in law's. I live in Beer Sheva. If anyone is going from Tzfat to Jerusalem before Shabbos or to Beer Sheva it would be a great mitzvah if you could bring the purse to me. My sister in law lives close to the exit of the city so it shouldn't be so much trouble to pick it up. Please call me 08-641-2472 or write to me jivechick8@aol.com. Thank you.
Dina Schachter