PHOTO CREDIT: Jerusalem Post
Like many of you, I’ve experienced a sea of emotions today. My husband and I watched the live coverage of Gilad’s homecoming with a lump in our throats. (And while I won’t speak for Frankie, I definitely shed a tear or two as well.)
Also like many of you, I have extremely mixed feelings about the “trade”. Yet, because I avoid discussing politics in real life – and definitely don’t do it on the blog – I’ve remained silent on this overwhelmingly momentous (and truly, miraculous) day.
That is, until I got an email from a reader, reminding me about this lovely free tree planting initiative of the JNF’s Board of Directors. And ya’ know, anything free is so up the KOAB alley that I couldn’t not post.
Thanks to the generosity of Ronald Lauder and Stanley Chesley, JNF’s Chairman of the Board and President, and its Board of Directors, anyone can plant a tree – for free – in honor of Gilad Shalit’s homecoming after 5 1/2 years in captivity.
The offer is valid through Sunday and takes about 30 seconds to complete.
All of the tree certificates will be sent to Gilad’s home – although for his sake, and the forests’ sake, let’s hope they print a list rather than thousands of pieces of paper.
Thanks so much, Caroline!