I felt like we have to do something, we can't just sit back. In the meantime, I guess will send something out on Facebook, get a Mitzvah campaign going.

Here is a copy of what I sent out:

Certainly everyone is aware of what is transpiring in our Holy Land.

The Israeli Defense Forces are involved in a major confrontation in Southern Israel.

Currently the IDF is preparing for a ground assault into Gaza. Two members of our local Chabad community in Toronto will be at the head of this invasion. They are my brother-in-law Avraham Meyer ben Leah Naomi Ostfeld and his friend Levy Yitzchok ben Margalit Mogilevsky.

The Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory, taught us that, yes, there is something we can do, though we are thousands of miles away.

CYN (Chabad Youth Network of Toronto) will be launching a special initiative for the safety and security of the IDF and our brethren living in Israel. We will keep you posted on this initiative.

In the meantime a new section put together in the past 48 hours addressing the situation in Gaza can be found on our website.

The section includes news, video, personal stories, "call to action," a paratrooper's text-message updates from the front, and more.