Among the most exciting moments in this process of Redemption is watching the pieces come together. Anyone can do this. (You don't have to be a prophet!) Just by being an observer of the human scene,...current events, talk radio, internet news and daily experiences,--all this can be eye-opening about how the Rebbe's prophecy is being fulfilled.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

"It is only on our part to do something additional in the realm of goodness and kindness." Lubavitcher Rebbe Melech HaMoshiach

Jewish Community Brings Kosher Food to Storm-Stranded El  Al Fliers at JFK

Starving Passengers,nearly 17 hours without food, receive an avalanche of pizza, bagels, fish, meat, soda and crackers schlepped in blizzard conditions by stores and individuals.  

Five Towns, Far Rockaway community 
rescues stranded El Al passengers with Glatt Kosher food

With their plane delayed, 500 stranded El Al passengers in JFK airport 
are eating well thanks to the generosity of community members in Far 
Rockaway and the Five Towns.
Trouble began for passengers on the 002 El Al flight to Israel almost 
immediately after they boarded their plane at 7 p.m last night. A heavy 
snowstorm blanketed the east coast, grounding air traffic to a 
standstill. The flight was continuously delayed and when El Al finally 
decided to cancel the flight, the airport had closed and the runway had 
iced over. Passengers were forced to stay on the airplane until three 
a.m. By the time passengers managed to disembark, they, along with 
another El Al flight that had been delayed, faced another hurdle.
"You can't get kosher food at four in the morning," said Roberta Bauer 
of Far Rockaway who was traveling with her husband.
As the night turned to day, El Al attempted to get sandwiches to the 
passengers but the truck got snowed in.
It had been a particularly long night for Rabbi Benzion Klatzko. Leaving 
Monsey at six on Sunday night to make his 11 p.m. flight, Rabbi Klatzko 
made it to the airport at about the same time the passengers of El Al 
flight 002 were allowed off the plane. Rabbi Klatzko, the national 
director of outreach for the Wolfson Foundation, was running a trip for 
unaffiliated Jewish college students. Altogether over 200 of the 
passengers were visiting Israel as part of Birthright and Aish HaTorah 
programs. The delays and lack of food were having an effect on the trip 
"It was pretty brutal and some of these kids were even speaking about 
pulling out of the trip," Rabbi Klatzko explained. 

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