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(photo credit: Courtesy of Gilad Schalit's family)
It's been 826 days (as of Sunday) since Cpl. Gilad Schalit was kidnapped and three years since he last spent Rosh Hashana with his family.
Please take the time to wish Gilad and his family a shana tova, a year in which Gilad will - hopefully - celebrate his freedom, as will all missing and / or unaccounted for IDF soldiers.
We will make every effort to pass your messages to the Schalit family.
A number of messages will be selected and displayed in the body of this article.
"Dear Gilad, we think of you and pray for your welfare and await your safe and speedy return from captivity to your home and family here. Our warmest wishes to you this coming New Year."
Gidon Levitas, Israel
"Wishing the Shalit family a warm and happy New Year and hoping for a reunion with Gilad."
"I hope that you will be home before Succot and all the world is praying for you. Shana Tova to all the members of the people of Israel."
Marco Matalon, Brazil
"I pray every day for your freedom as well as for the freedom of all Jews captive around the world. Shana Tova"
Marcos Mayo, Argentina
"Shalom Gilad and family, It' s sad to know we're celebrating Yom Teruah, while you are in enemy's hands. Not only in Israel, also in Belgium we are longing to see you coming home. We came to protest in Brussels, Belgium, almost two years ago, for your freedom. Hopefully you can soon read the card we gave to your father. May the Elohim of Avraham, Yitzak and Ja'acov bless you and keep you, and may He set you in freedom very soon!"
Stephen ben Yochanan, Belgium
"SHANA TOVA GILAD! I do hope you'll come back to Israel and to your family very, very, very soon! You are in my heart, always. TI VOGLIO BENE ( I love you)."
"From South Africa come our prayers and everyday thoughts of you. May the coming year see your freedom. You are a brave proud soldier of the IDF We salute you and wish you and your family strength to endure."
Miriam, South Africa
"Shana Tova, Gilad and family! Espacially to you, father and mother of Gilad and brothers and sisters. May the Lord Almighty bless you to fulfill your heart's desire. In Holland we pray for your release in justice.
Arjen van den Bos, The Netherlands
"God bless you Gilad... Shana Tova"
Julie Ong, Singapore
"I am thinking of your son quite often. I am praying for him to the Almighty One to release him, so comfort him, to be with him (I know HE is). May G`d bless all of you. A German Christian."
"Gilad, we pray for your release."
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