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Monday, March 12, 2007

A New Dream is Born in Ariel

Before Disengagement, when thousands of Jews were brutally uprooted, exiled from their homes, Netzarim was a small, self-sufficient community in Gush Katif. Due to the difficult traveling, caused by Arab violence against Jews, Netzarim was isolated. Like many of the destroyed communities, they hoped to find a way to stay together and rebuild their lives as closely to possible, as it was pre-Disengagement. When they found themselves homeless, Ariel, the Jewish city in the Shomron, and the College of Ariel offered them refuge. Ariel is the antithesis of Netzarim. First of all, it's a city, and secondly, not only are there few religious Jews, but there is also a strong Christian community.

Some of the Netzarim refugees have decided to take on the great challenge of bringing Torah to Ariel, instead of trying to replicate their former oasis of Torah in the sands of Gush Katif...

A New Dream is Born....and YOU can help to make it happen!

Join in building Netzer-Ariel (formerly Netzarim of Gush
Katif, now relocated to Ariel).

Alarmingly, Ariel has become known as the Israeli center for
Christian missionary activity with 14 churches and only four
shuls. Former Netzarim residents made a decision to form the
community of Netzer Ariel to serve as a beacon of Torah and
tradition, in order to strengthen Jewish life and Jewish
values for the residents and large student population of
Ariel.

You are invited to join in the dedication ceremony for a
new Shul/Torah outreach community center and Kollel in
Netzer Ariel, will take place IY"H, on

Monday, March 19th,

Erev Rosh Chodesh Nissan,

from 16:30-18:30

It will be attended by Rabbis, dignitaries, family and
friends of Gush Katif.
(Follow the signs in the town of Ariel)

Donations may be sent to:

Keren Yachdav

c/o POB 357

Karnei Shomron 44853, Israel

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