The Baal Shem Tov, or Besht —  the founder of Chasidism — 
met the soul of the Messiah during an ascent to heaven. 
The Besht asked him, "When will the Master come?" 
The Messiah answered, "When your wellsprings break forth to the outside!" 
(from a letter written by the Besht to his brother-in-law about one of his soul ascents) 

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JNF-UK: a bad examplar

Tnuat Or, the organization that is JNF-US's partner (that is, funding recipient) for Blueprint Negev, lists three partners in their Negev projects: JNF-UK, JNF-US and Nefesh b'Nefesh. (Note however, JNF-US is the only organization that lists Tnuat Or.)

KKL sued JNF-UK over the use of its name in 2005. From the KKL side, JNF-UK was sending most of its money to other Israeli charities. Recently, KKL-JNF established its own UK branch. According to KKL's website: "We wish to inform you that JNF Charitable Trust UK no longer represents the worldwide organisation Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael (KKL-JNF) headquartered in Jerusalem, Israel. The sole representative organisation sanctioned to collect funds on behalf of KKL-JNF in the UK is the KKL Charitable Trust."



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