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[YWN] MUST SEE VIDEO: MBD Gives Tour Of Sea Gate; Pleads For Help For Victims

by yossi November 05, 2012

No words can properly describe the destruction in Sea Gate caused by Hurricane Sandy. No home was spared. Everyone suffered some type of damage, with many homes totally destroyed.

Mordechai Ben David (MBD), who is known as the “undisputed king of Jewish music”, is a long-time resident of Sea Gate. In this video, MBD takes the viewer on a tour of destroyed Sea Gate, starting from his own home, where his entire music-studio, along with many valuable and irreplaceable recordings were lost, to the Shomrim command center, to homes which have been completely destroyed.

Please help the people of Sea Gate rebuild this lives, by donating anything you can. Please visit to help.

NOTE: There are two additional funds set up to help victims of the Hurricane.

1 – New York’s leading Jewish Chesed groups have agreed to create an emergency fund to support local victims of Hurricane Sandy. The Emergency Sandy Chesed Fund will be managed by Chevra Hatzalah with the support of the following organizations: Hatzalah groups, Shomrim, Misaskim, Chaveirim, Met Council, Yad Ephraim and neighborhood Jewish Community Councils. It was formed at a meeting called by Councilman David G. Greenfield. All proceeds of the Emergency Sandy Chesed Fund will go directly to victims and victim services. No donations will be used for administration or overhead.

The community is encouraged to donate generously via this website:

2 – There are countless families in the Five Towns, Far Rockaway, Bayswater and Long Island that are totally wiped out, having suffered crippling losses, losing homes, cars, clothing, everything. They are literally left with only the proverbial clothing on their backs and are in a shocking situation. Hundreds of others have been severely impacted.

To assist our community in this time of desperation, the Achiezer organization has begun a campaign, chaired by distinguished baalei batim to allow those of us who are fortunate enough not to be suffering from the after effects of the hurricane, a once-in-a-lifetime direct pikuach nefesh opportunity. The trustees listed below will oversee the funds raised in this campaign to insure that every penny goes directly into the hands of those who have lost so much due to the devastating hurricane. A special accounting of every dollar will be available at the end of this campaign. Any monetary assistance, big or small, will help to alleviate the overwhelming need of our friends, neighbors and brothers. You can donate by clicking HERE.


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