har-nof-kedoshimWith your support, the families of the Har Nof kedoshim will be able to go to the store and buy food, in the quantities they need, just as they always have, knowing that their brothers and sisters around the world care about them deeply.

Every dollar raised will be distributed directly under the auspices of Rabbi Yitzchak Mordechai Rubin, Rav of Kehilas Bnei Torah of Har Nof.

Checks can be made out to: Congregation Ohr Hachaim (Memo: Help Har Nof) and mailed to: Help Har Nof 708 Lanett Ave. Apt 1F. Far Rockaway NY 11691.

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  1. Kol Hakavod. However, it Would be better if more details are given to strongly prove this worthy cause is legitimate/tax exempt for donations, etc.

  2. Why is Zidan Saif (a”h) — the Druze policeman who made the ultimate sacrifice of his life defending Jews (b’nei Torah no less) — not on this list? The LEAST we can do is to show our respect and gratitude by assuring that his widow and infant daughter, too, can carry on their lives with dignity, and not have to struggle financially to survive. I hope that his exclusion here was a faux pas, and that this will be quickly corrected.

  3. Response to #4 (Shua Cohen): Your point is very well taken. However, today I received my daily e-mail from “A Daily Dose of Kindness,” which addressed this issue:

    Today’s horrible massacre in Jerusalem took the lives of 4 rabbis, and also the life of an Israeli Druze policeman who died at Hadassah Hospital after trying to protect the other victims at the synagogue.

    I would like to use “A Daily Dose of Kindness” to focus attention on the daily acts of kindness and courage that the Druze citizens of Israel perform. Look at the photo of Officer Zidan Sayif and his baby daughter here.

    They are loyal members of the Israel Defense Forces, as well as the Border Guard, and Police Force.

    I have just learned that the officer’s family will be well cared for financially by the Government of the State of Israel, as he died in the line of duty. Therefore no additional fundraising appears to be necessary.

    Nonetheless, I would still like to spotlight the act of kindness this officer did in preventing an even worse massacre today, as well as the many other courageous acts by Druze citizens in Israel.

  4. Shua Cohen:
    lets not overdo it. They have their own community leaders. They have financially stable institutions that deal with this. And ultimately, the government will probably help them since he was a public serviceman.

  5. Looks to me like the site had been updated and it is all under the auspices of the Rav of the shul. I was in touch with a friend of the families in Has Nof and this is true – he is fully behind it.

  6. I agree with Shua Cohen. It would be a tremendous Kiddush Hashem to include him and I don’t think anyone would object. It may potentially lead to a chillul Hashem, ch”v, to leave him out.


    I have been informed by the organizers of the Help Har Nof fund that, under the direction of Har Nof Rabbi Yitzchak Mordechai Rubin,Police Officer Zidan Saif’s family will be included as beneficiaries of the fund raising effort.

    Tizku l’Mitzvot

  8. This is in conjunction with Tomchei Shabbos Har Nof and Rav Rubin (as per R’ Shmuel Teitlebaum and R’ Chaim Shenkolewsky).

  9. I think the policeman’s family will get special benefits from the government now. There are limited funds out there, if someone is already getting from one source, they don’t need to get again from a different source.

  10. While I appreciate the belief on the part of many that the government will take care of Officer Saif’s family, I would nevertheless point out the following. There exists in Israel today a tzedaka organization called “IDF Widows & Orphans Fund.” Why is there a need for such a tzedaka? Because, as appreciated as the government’s assistance is, it is simply NOT SUFFICIENT to meet the needs of the surviving families of our chayalim who have fallen in battle.

    And yes …it would be a huge KIDDUSH HASHEM to let the Druze community know that it’s not only the government that cares, but that the entire CHAREIDI COMMUNITY is personally and deeply appreciative of Officer Saif’s ultimate sacrifice…and that we are prepared to demonstrate our gratitude from out of our own pockets.