30 December 2020


 15 Tevet 5781

!ברוך אתה יהוה אלהינו מלך העולם, הטוב והמטיב

Blessed are You, Hashem, our God, King of the universe,
 Who is good and does good!

Jonathan Pollard landed early Wednesday morning in Eretz Yisrael with his wife Esther as the U.S. authorities finally removed all restraints from his dream to relocate there.

As the plane approached its landing, Mr. Pollard was escorted to the cockpit of the plane and listened as the air traffic controller welcomed him, Israel Hayom reported. 

Precisely five years since Jonathan Pollard was released from prison after serving thirty years of an unprecedented life sentence for passing classified information to an ally, Israel, he was finally informed last month that onerous parole restrictions slapped on him then were lifted. Thirty-five years after his arrest on November 21, 1985, Jonathan Pollard, now 65, has finally arrived in Israel.

He was granted Israeli citizenship while still in prison, and he had expressed his wish to settle there. “The final step which remains in order to be free is return home, to the land of the people we love,” Jonathan said recently.

Due to the medical condition of his wife, they chose to travel on a private plane from Newark to ben Gurion Airport.

Rabbi Pesach Lerner, who worked tirelessly for decades to secure his release, told Hamodia, “Shehecheyanu vekiyemanu vehigiyahu lazman hazeh! 35 years after he was arrested, b’ezras Hashem he landed early this morning in Eretz Yisrael as a free man. It’s been a long journey, and this stage of the journey has ended. Im yirtzeh Hashem he should be able to start the next chapter of his life where he longed to be, in Eretz Yisrael.”


  1. Baruch Hashem!!!!!


  2. B"D! This is the best news ever. All the best to Jonathon and Esther in their new life, and Be"D this should be a siman for all of Am Yisrael.

  3. I had tears of joy when I saw that this morning. When I was 17, in high school I remember I wrote from France a letter in English to Pollard, I had the address of his prison from the Jewish newspaper.
    Now I am 52 and I at last see Pollard free in Israel.
    Our modern Yosef.
    I also made alyah to Israel a long time ago.
    He survived the American prisons Hashem helped him. I am very happy today. Maybe he is Mashiah?

  4. Baruch HaShem. G-d Bless the Pollards, true heroes.

  5. No words....no words.😊

  6. Bruchim Habaim to both Jonathan and Esther Pollard coming home to artzeinu hak'doshah, Eretz Yisrael. May they know of good health, happiness and peace of mind & body from hereon breathing the beautiful air of Eretz Yisrael. May this be a sign of the Geulah Shleimah and that all the Yehudim will be coming habayitah very, very soon! Amen!