Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Dr. Judea Pearl, father of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl HY”D, has approached us with a unique request.
Daniel’s birthday is on Simchas Torah and he is asking that we dedicate one Hakafah to his memory.
We all remember how Daniel was Mekadesh Shem Shamayim b’Rabim with the words “my father is a Jew, my mother is a Jew and I am a Jew”.
As such, he has become a symbol of Jewish pride and the indomitable power of the Jewish soul.
His final words before he was R”L murdered were a tangible demonstration of “Koineh Olomo b’Sha’ah Achas.”
This dedication is sure to be well received and will hopefully inspire your community to a heightened level of Jewish pride and identification.
Dr. Pearl has created a special section on his foundation website where he will list all particpating Chabad Houses. There are no financial commitments or other strings attached.
To participate in this project please send an e-mail with your name, name of your Mosad and your City, State, Country to [email protected]
With wishes for a Gut Yom Tov and Hatzlocho in all your Peulos,
Rabbi Moshe Bryski – Agoura Hills, CA
Rabbi Levi Shemtov – Washington, DC
Rabbi Chaim N. Cunin – Los Angeles, CA
Rabbi Chaim Block – S. Antonio, TX
Rabbi Dovid Eliezrie – Yorba Linda, CA
Rabbi Hesh Epstein – Columbia, SC
Rabbi Yosef Chaim Kantor – Bangkok, Thailand
Rabbi Simcha Backman – Glendale, CA
Rabbi Efraim Mintz – Brooklyn, NY
Rabbi Yossi Mintz – Redondo Beach, CA
Please note: The Shluchim who signed this letter have had direct contact with Dr. Pearl and are acquainted with his family.