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THANKS! $1,500 Donation Sent
Bastiat's Window readers made this contribution to Israel's medical first responders possible
On October 25, I offered to donate my next $1,000 of Substack paid subscriber revenues to the American Friends of Magen David Adom (Israel’s Red Cross affiliate) along with a $500 match from my own pocket. In recent days, we surpassed my goal, so let me offer my sincere thanks to all of you who helped, and also to those who just cheered the effort on.
For the remainder of November, 50% of paid subscription revenues will go to Magen David Adom. This second tranche of revenues will go out in early December.
Below is Magen David Adom’s thank-you note for the resulting $1,500 contribution. The letter tells you a bit about the organization and the services they provide. As their website says:
“MDA is operating 24 hours a day, responding to all reported incidents and emergency calls across the entire country. EMTs and paramedics are treating the injured on the scene, providing lifesaving treatment often in the midst of rocket attack and gunfire. They are also transporting patients to hospitals via ambulances and helicopter to receive further treatment when necessary.”
The website also gives voluminous information on their rescue efforts on the day of the attacks, as well as more general information about the organization’s longstanding efforts to save lives.
Bastiat’s Window is currently featuring a series of articles related to the October 7 attack on Israel by Hamas. Posts thus far include Intellectual Tyrants Beget True Believers and Profiles in Courage from Left of Center. Upcoming posts will examine (1) the leftward tilt of contemporary antisemitism in America, (2) reasons for optimism about Arab-Israeli relations, (3) the first U.S. president to intervene in the Mideast to halt a massacre of Jews, (4) the surprisingly dark history of terrorism in the the region.
All the best to all of you,
“Avinu Malkeinu,” derived from an ancient prayer for the High Holy Days, is a staple of Jewish liturgical music. Here’s a recording I made of the song—scored here in jazz idiom for piano, bass, and saxophone.