Monday, December 28, 2009


I have the privilege to volunteer on the Committee for Gush Katif Bridal Showers. B"H, we are approaching the 500th couple that our committee will have showered (if IY"H, we don't run out of money, chas v'shalom [times are tough] – but that’s another story).

One of the young men we showered last year is named MICHAEL EDRI. He and his wife Yael have a little baby now, B"H.
Michael lives in the Netzer Chazani caravan/caravilla community of Ein Tzurim in a caravan that he bought himself, because he wanted to stay with his community.
Michael is trying to build a life for himself and his family. As you know, the majority of folks from Gush Katif are unemployed or underemployed. Michael is trying to go forward to a better future. He has started a company selling DRIED FRUIT FROM JEWISH GROWERS IN ISRAEL. This is NOT an easy task. Until now, much of our dried fruit comes from chutz la'aretz - and not just outside of Israel: Jordan, Syria, Iran!! No kidding.
Michael is selling JEWISH DRIED FRUIT for Tu B'Shevat. The fruit and nuts are from Jewish farmers in Tzfat, the Galil and the Negev. He has hired all young people from Gush Katif communities to work for him.
Good for you, Michael!!!
For the past four years, B"H, I have merited to be able to reach out and give Gush Katif families a hug when they were unsure and didn't know how they'd marry off their children. Now I am LITERALLY SEEING THE FRUITS of my LABOR of love. And I am going to reach out and give Michael Edri a hand in getting his Dried Fruit to the public – YOU. (This is TOTALLY VOLUNTARY on my part. In fact, you can help market this Jewish fruit to others if you wish too.)
TUV HA'ARETZ – Jewish Tu B'Shevat Fruit – 700 gram box – 35 NIS
You can order the fruit directly from me - or from Tuv Ha'Aretz 052-312-1112.

PS – Can you imagine? This young man was kicked out of his home. His family's home was destroyed. He even had to buy his own caravan, and he calls his business TUV HA'ARETZ - the good of the land, or as I interpret it - The Land is Good. B"H, for our next generation. Faith. Strength. Vision. The young heroes of Gush Katif - our future, IY"H.
PSS - I put a notice on my Efrat email list, and already have 25 orders. Hooray for Efrat, Gush Etzion and Am Yisrael.

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