I received this by email this week from One Family, an organization that helps families of terror victims. I'm sure many of you recall the story of Hallel Yaffa Ariel, the 13-year old who was murdered in her bed by terrorists on June 30.
Let's go to the videotape. Explanation below.
Hallel Yaffa Ariel was murdered on June 30th, 2016 (Sivan 24th) by a vile man while sleeping in her bed, at the age of 13.
family wishes to commemorate her life at the place where she was killed
- by turning it into a Visitor Center to the family's winery in Kiryat
Arba. So they launched a crowd-funding campaign to raise the money.
This is a Headstart campaign run by the Ariel family, endorsed by OneFamily.
The Ariel Judea Winery is
a micro-winery producing wine from the Ariel family's vineyards near
their home. Hallel used to enjoy working there with her father. The Hallel
Winery Visitor Center will establish a living connection between Hallel
and the winery, vineyards, and the Kiryat Arba area - where Hallel
spent her childhood.
The Hallel Winery Center will promote Jewish-Israeli identity, personal growth, prosperity, and love. Help the family plant roots in the spot where it was hit by Israel's enemies.
Please join the project and help make the Hallel Visitor Center a reality. With your help, they will achieve their vision! All
of your donations to this campaign go directly to the Headstart
crowdfunding campaign helping the family realize this project.
I am an Orthodox Jew - some would even call me 'ultra-Orthodox.' Born in Boston, I was a corporate and securities attorney in New York City for seven years before making aliya to Israel in 1991 (I don't look it but I really am that old :-). I have been happily married to the same woman for thirty-five years, and we have eight children (bli ayin hara) ranging in age from 12 to 33 years and eight grandchildren. Three of our children are married and a fourth is engaged! Before I started blogging I was a heavy contributor on a number of email lists and ran an email list called the Matzav from 2000-2004. You can contact me at: IsraelMatzav at gmail dot com