By Ari Kahn
My older two sons (Matisyahu Avraham ben Naomi and Hillel Eliyahu ben Naomi) are both at the front. Matisyahu is in a unit of paratroopers, and Hillel in a unit of combat engineering. May God look after both of them, and protect them and all the soldiers and people of Israel.
I have spoken to them and their commanding offices, there is equipment which they are missing and we can help provide.
Yesterday we purchased 100 units of thermal underwear for one of the units this was enabled through the largess of dear friends, if you would like to be involved in this (today we were asked to arrange the purchase of flashlights, which go on the helmets, and a particular type of knives. We are getting the details and will make the purchases as soon as we know we have the necessary funds.
If you desire to help please let me know.
The OU in Israel - through the leadership of Rabbi Avi Berman - will lay out the funds and make the purchases - as soon as I assure him the money is forthcoming. Donations can be made through the OU - but please follow the directions below.
There will be absolutely no overheard - all funds will be going directly the purchase of goods and equipment for these combat soldiers.
Checks should be made out to the “Orthodox Union - Israel.” The address is: 11 Broadway, 14th floor, New York, NY, 10004, USA.