Dear friends, family, etc:
Regarding the Chesed Fund campaign about David Barel in a Polish prison for a crime he didn't commit:
After a lot of deliberations with a friend, we came to the conclusion that the story is REAL. Why do I say that? Several intelligent people have questioned the veracity of the claim, suspecting that some con man or woman is trying to squeeze a lot of money out of us softhearted and compassionate Jews... because we know: what is more precious than saving another Jew?
Well, thanks to my friend's tenacity, intelligence and skills, she figured out who the man really is and what happened. I won't spill the beans because she did the work, so let her tell it like she figured it out; additionally the family didn't want to be identified, and I don't want to cause them any more sorrow at this time. But please take my word that we have done our due diligence and we both believe that we know who and why.
So with that in mind, I am asking you, once more: let's free the man! Let's make sure the missing money is in the account by tonight POLAND TIME! The man is in Poland, and Poland is one hour behind Israel, so now it is around 4:00 PM there.
Let's contribute whatever we can , let's spread the word to all our friends, rich and poor, let every Jew pitch in in saving this man so he can be home for Rosh Hashanah!
And let everybody have a wonderful New Year full of brachot.
As a reminder, here is a link to the campaign:
Thank you in advance,
PS: We did it! The goal has been reached. Whoever contributed, thank you!
Mi Keamcha Yisrael, beautiful.