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July 2011

Gary Yourofsky’s inspiring speech touched the hearts of thousands of people in Israel. Many of them sent a thank you note to Gary.

* Between July 16-31 there were many more letters from Israelis that are not listed here. Listed from that period, are only the ones that their content indicates the author is from Israel.

Sent: Saturday, July 02, 2011 7:32 AM
You’re amazing. I became vegan just because of you. Your work is amazing!
Sent: Saturday, July 02, 2011 6:19 PM 
I am Corporal Ofek Aharon, Artillery corps from Ashdod, Israel. I watched your video and i must praise you. you are charismatic and kind. The movie was very difficult for m. i puked. my mother and my little sister (13) cried a lot. The reason i wanted to talk with you is, that i want to be involved! i want to change like you, to influence, this is very important for me! 
Sent: Saturday, July 02, 2011 7:07 PM 
Just wanted to thank you for helping me to take off those blinders.
Sent: Monday, July 04, 2011 3:22 PM
I watched your lecture in YouTube and I went vegan (I am 37 years old, and I love animals). I am an atheist Jew from Israel ( yes an atheist Jew is a possible combination) and your lecture made me think about the holocaust. After you removed my eye barriers I knew that being a vegan is essential and the only human way to go thru existence. I am so grateful that you opened my eyes, I am doing my best to spread this Gospel but as you must know it is not easy especially in a religious community that  feel that they got the right to eat animal from god itself.
Sent: Wednesday, July 06, 2011 8:19 PM
i live in  Israel. i watched your lecture and I adore what you’re doing. is there a russian translation because i want to show it to my mom? i want us to start being vegan together with her. she has diabetes and i’m sure that she will feel a lot better if she were vegan. 
Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2011 2:44 AM
I’m from Israel  and I’ve been vegetarian for 13 years now. I saw your video and was impressed and actually shocked by the info that you gave. I am now trying my best to be vegan. As a start, I didn’t drink my milk with my breakfast today. I just couldn’t think of eating pus. I think it’s great and it’s a big honor to earth to have a person like you.
Sent: Thursday, July 07, 2011 6:20 PM
YOU ARE MY HERO. After I saw one of your lectures on youtube I knew I had to be vegan, I cried so much. You are amazing Gary. I am from israel and a few friends of mine became vegan because of you. You speak from the heart, so real. It’s so touching. I wanna be just like you.
Sent: Saturday, July 09, 2011 2:38 AM
You can add one more to your count. 
Sent: Saturday, July 09, 2011 5:24 AM
I am an animal-rights activist volunteering here in Israel at “Anonymous”. I’d love to add you to my contact list and share all the videos and information that you post. I’ve shared your lecture, and got some great responses. Your work is amazing. 
Sent: Saturday, July 09, 2011 6:01 AM
Just wanted to say thank u for sharing the truth with me. From Israel. 
Sent: Saturday, July 09, 2011 7:46 AM
I am from Israel. After watching your lecture a few weeks ago on YouTube, me and my girlfriend were very strongly affected, and have become totally vegan. Knowing that you get no personal benefit out of it, I must tell you, this mission of turning our world cruelty-free seems nearly impossible, and demands mainly – a lot of noise being made. You have the gift of stirring charisma, and the ability to fearlessly stand out there and act out on this unbearable injustice.You are the face and voice of many people such as myself, who support you in every action you take, because acting so strongly for animal rights is not something everyone can do. If i were a rich man, I would have sent you millions of dollars. If i were the prime-minister I would have ordered your lecture to be shown in every classroom to every student in Israel. But being just an ordinary person, I can only turn myself vegan, spread the word to everyone i know, and send you this e-mail hoping it would encourage you to maintain your devotion to this noble path you’re walking on.
Sent: Saturday, July 09, 2011 9:52 PM
I’m from Israel. I am not a vegetarian yet. But I almost, don’t eat meat, but use milk products and eat eggs. I have just seen your lecture and it is really great. it has affected me. I’ve posted the lecture on facebook, and I’ll send it through email too. I think this has a tremendous power in it, and it will change some people, because when you change one person, you change whole world with it. Thank you for your efforts, and keep doing this holy job.
Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2011 4:45 PM 
u do not know me, but you changed my life. I’m 15 years old from Israel. I was a vegetarian for two and a half years and had considered veganism. but I was afraid of my family, they thought I was crazy because I was a vegetarian. I was afraid of what my friends would say and what people would think. after I watched your speech, I was more than convinced that veganism is the right way. I showed the video to other people as I wanted them to understand. Two of my friends became vegan thanks to you, and I’ve finally become vegan. I’m glad to say I feel much happier now. I feel good about myself and about my lifestyle, no matter what people think.
Sent: Monday, July 11, 2011 8:34 PM
i’m 14 years old from Israel. I  just wanted to say thank you. I tried to be vegetarian for a long time. But after seeing your 1 hour video my life just changed and I became a vegan without thinking twice. the food is so much better than I thought. Now I’m so much healthier and enjoying my life. I actually lost 10 kg.
Sent: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 5:42 AM
Thank you for showing me the truth. I had been a vegetarian for years but after I saw a video of your lecture i became vegan.
Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 7:44 AM
I’m from Israel. I wanted u to know that it’s the biggest pleasure knowing there is someone like you in this world! U are really the best thing that happened to me!  Until few days ago (before I heard your lectures) I thought, I’m the only one who saw how fucked up this world is! I tried many times in many ways through my life, to do what you did- to talk for the animals and express their feelings. Every word and every message you gave in your lecture was in my heart since I was little but I never knew how to explain it so correctly and so powerful like you did! You made me believe again that we can stop this unfair war against Animals and really start a change in people’s mind, a change in the world. And now, thanks to your inspiration, I got my hope back!
Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 10:55 AM 
Yo dude! thanks for opening my eyes! 
Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2011 2:14 AM
i  watched your lecture and decided to become vegan. thanks for showing me the truth.
Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2011 11:08 AM
Hi Gary, yesterday an 11 years old boy from Israel saw your speech and turned vegan immediately.
His parents are not vegan but he will definitely stay vegan, he is super smart, knows why it is wrong to exploit others and already asks questions vegans are in dispute (spaying of companion animals). 
Sent: Friday, July 15, 2011 11:50 AM
your speech changed my life and gave me better point of view by changing what i eat and how to get others to decrease the use of meat and milk. keep making the world a better place.
Sent: Friday, July 15, 2011 4:33 PM
I’m from www.IAmVeg.org.il an Israeli portal for vegans/vegetarians. Your lecture influenced a lot of people here.
Sent: Friday, July 15, 2011 4:43 PM
I came across your lecture you blew my mind away. Totally. You are absolutely amazing. the lecture is just perfect and I admire you for doing it. I passed the link to everyone I know. I am planning on going over your website in the coming days to get some “ready answers” because I am kind of tired with the eye-rolling “we need meat to survive” attitude. You rock Gray! All the best wishes and if you are ever in Hamburg, Germany, let me know! 
[Israeli woman who lives in Germany]
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2011 7:04 AM
I’m 26 years old and living in Israel. I recently came across one of your lectures on Youtube and it truly stunned me. When you see the truth, the light, you cannot go back, once your eyes are open you cannot close them. I cannot go back to living in complete denial. I want to thank you on the behalf of the billions of silent creatures that you took onto yourself to speak for. It warms my heart to see that there are people in the world that still care so much that they’re willing to sacrifice their own life to save others.
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2011 7:42 AM
I’m 16 from Israel. I am vegan for almost 3 years now,and I wanted to tell you -thank you. I saw your lecture,as a vegan,and it made me want to become an activist. I only started but last weekend I turned 8 people into vegetarians and 6 into vegans,with a lot of help from your lecture.
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2011 4:02 PM 
You’ve changed my life for the best. My dream is to open a vegan resturant in israel.
Sent: Monday, July 18, 2011 4:23 AM
I’m from Israel. Last week I saw one of your inspiring lectures on the net. It was really amazing. After seeing your convincing speech, I decided to become Vegan.
Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2011 9:17 AM
i watched your lecture and was very moved by the things you said. you convinced me. I am 17 years old and living in Israel.