A Prayer for Gilad

Today, the 3rd anniversary of Gilad’s being held captive by Hamas in Gaza – the pain, the worry, the anger, threaten to overwhelm.

A message from Gilad’s father on this sad anniversary:

“My wish, today, on the 25th of June, 2009, from every person in the state, man and woman, from children to the elderly, is to close your eyes for three minutes,” he told Army Radio Thursday. “For just three minutes close your eyes and wait until those minutes pass, and during that time, try to think about what my son, Gilad, has gone through, a young man who is waiting with bated breath — not just three minutes, and not just three hours, and not even just three days, but is waiting in darkness and despair, mentally and physically tortured, to regain his freedom which was taken from him three years ago.”

You cannot imagine the desperation we feel, the hope, the prayers – here are just some of them:

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