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Operation Refuah was founded in 1998 as a Project of the Eshet Chayil Foundation in loving memory of Sandra Lynn Baruch, a true Eshet Chayil, and in response to the overwhelming tragedies and illnesses besieging Jewish communities around the globe.

This project seeks to promote Ahavat Yisrael (Love for one’s fellow Jew) through the mitzvah of V’Ahavta L’Reyacha Kamocha (Love your neighbor as yourself) in an attempt to bring bountiful blessings to Klal Yisrael, including recovery for those who are sick. Just as illness and tragedy do not discriminate between different kinds of Jews, the Ahavat Yisrael being generated through Operation Refuah crosses all boundaries as well.

Our history has shown us that Sinat Chinam (baseless hatred) has always led to tragedy and destruction; therefore it stands to reason that Ahavat Chinam (unconditional love) should have the potential to bring good things to the Jewish People. In times of tragedy, whether within one specific community or the Jewish community at large, all differences are usually put aside and Jews are able to join together for a common purpose.

Operation Refuah seeks to promote this unity and love for one’s fellow Jew under normal, everyday circumstances with the hope that the Ahavat Yisrael thus generated will result in Divine protection and benevolence for both individuals and their communities, and Klal Yisrael. By signing the Operation Refuah scroll and renewing your committment to the mitzvah of Loving your Fellow Jew, YOU are making a very important contribution to bringing true refuah into the world.

The mitzvah of V’Ahavta L’Reyacha Kamocha is considered to be the very foundation of our Torah. Many of the social ills in our society can be traced back to a lack of adherence to this basic commandment. When this mitzvah is neglected, much ill will and suffering can result. However, when this mitzvah is observed properly tremendous love, compassion, hope, and comfort comes into our world. Please join Operation Refuah and help to turn things around for the good!

All names on the scroll will be brought to the Western Wall (Kotel)
on Tisha B'Av 2009

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Operation Refuah is a project of the Eshet Chayil and was established
in loving memory of Sandra Lynn Baruch, a true Eshet Chayil.

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