3 Tevet 5778
Just because Hanukah is over doesn't mean we stop thanking and praising HKB"H for His continuing beneficience. Today, we have another special cause for thanking and praising the Creator of the World. We have witnessed a great act of justice with the release of Sholom Rubashkin from prison. And for this we thank and praise HKB"H.
Do not make the mistake of thinking anyone has done the Jews any favors. This was an injustice which has now been corrected. However, there is yet another injustice that weighs on America and it has been waiting much longer to be corrected. That, of course, is the unjust sentence and treatment of Jonathan Pollard. May we soon see our brother Yehonatan freed from his house arrest and the shackle of his GPS monitor, freed to come home to Eretz Yisrael. May the Almighty heed our prayers and accept our request with favor.