MITZVAS PIDYON SHVUYIM: My Husband is Being Held In Ukrainian Jail - Please Help Us Save His Life

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UPDATE 20/7/19: Yitzchok was released on Friday, and spent shabbos with family. He will have one final trial to review case details on August 15th and will, Gd willing, return home. Thank you so, so much to Kupat Ha'Ir and to all of the amazing donors who truly saved his life, and our family. Thank you. Miriam

UPDATE 9/7/19: Thank you so much to everyone who donated and helped us reach our goal! Yitzchok has to appear in court this Thursday and will, with G-d's help, be released! I can never thank you enough for giving me back my husband! We will keep you updated. 

UPDATE 7/7/19: Thank you to everyone who has donated so far, we are so close to our goal of saving Yitzchok's life. We have only 36 hours to raise the entire sum - please help us get to $200,000! 

Hello, my name is Miriam Amar. A few weeks ago, my husband Yitzchok and I were in the Ukraine with my mother & our baby, visiting kivrei tzaddikim. 

 

The roads are very dark there at night, and there is no lighting. We were driving when suddenly a car that had been on the side of the road merged onto the highway without signaling. The next thing I knew the car had crashed into the bushes and we were all bleeding. My baby was crying. I thought it was the end. My husband screamed for help but no one came for almost an hour. The Ukrainians in the other car died in the crash.

 

When the police finally arrived I thought we were saved, but instead of taking him to the hospital they took my husband straight to jail. 

 

Yitzchok did nothing wrong, but how could we prove it to them? We were Israelis, religious Jews, in the middle of nowhere in the Ukraine, and they locked him away.

 

The jail is a terrible place. My husband shares a cell with two Muslims. People are stabbed there every day. He is not allowed to contact me. 

 

"The jail has ruled that they will release him for $200,000 - an amount of money that we could never afford. 

We have one week to get the money to them or we will miss our chance.

I am begging you, if you can, please help me to do the mitzvah of pidyon shvuyim and bring Yitzchok home. For the sake of his life, to save him from the horrors of jail, and for our family - I am alone with our baby, unsure how or if we will see his father again. If you help us you should be blessed with safety and health." Miriam Amar

 

 

Donations can also be made to Kupat Ha'Ir Foundation # 7135, by phone at 1-888-587-2842, or by mailing a check to American Friends of Kupat Ha'ir, 4415 14th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11219

 

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