The Human Side of the Story

For the week ending 12 August 2006 / 18 Av 5766

In Search of Kiryat Shmona

by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach zt'l
The Color of HeavenArtscroll

While the Hezbollah terrorists kept up their search of Kiryat Shmona in the north of Israel as a target for their murderous missiles, there were people on the other side of the world searching for that city for the opposite purpose.

The Ohrnet office at Ohr Somayach in Jerusalem received the following request from the Administrative Assistant of the Town of Hampstead in Quebec, Canada who came across Kiryat Shmona on our website presentation of“Love of the Land”.

“The Town of Hampstead would like to send a letter of support to the Mayor of Kiryat Shmona, Haim Barbevai. Unfortunately we no longer have the coordinates of the City Hall at Kiyrat Shmona. This is why, after looking on the Net for possible coordinates and coming across the article on Kiryat Shmona, I decided to try and see if you would have the information.”

The information was duly provided and “Love of the Land” thus succeeded in giving people in Quebec an opportunity to express their love of the Land in this time of trouble.

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