Lev Lalev Summer Camp

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In less than a month Lev Lalev’s summer camp will begin. Let me share with you the following story. Last summer Shoshana was brought to Lev Lalev by a distant cousin. Her parents had died and her cousin was unable care for or control her. Shoshana, who was just eight years old at the time, …

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Numb

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We are numb. 83 innocent people murdered last night in Nice. 49 killed in Orlando. 5 policemen in Dallas. 117 in Paris. 14 in San Bernardino. 300 murdered in Brussels. 712 killed in suicide bombs in Israel. That’s 1,280 senseless deaths and murders in just these few incidents. 1,280 neshamas- souls wiped away by madmen …

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Memory

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Tonight is the baseball all-star game in San Diego. As I was driving to the office I was thinking about the all-star game which I attended exactly fifty-five years ago (1961). The game was played in Boston at venerable Fenway Park (it was the second of two all-star games that were played for a few …

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The Lives of Policeman Matter

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The lives of policeman matter The lives of Blacks, Whites, Indians, and “All people of color” matter The lives of Jews and Gentiles, Believers and Agnostics matter The lives of the Elderly and of children and their families matter The lives of orphans in Israel and all over the world matter It says in the …

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Honorable Mention

Loved reading this: How wonderful it would be if there were many other Muslims like Dr. Sharkh. The first medical professional to treat the victims of Friday afternoon’s terror attack on a West Bank highway that killed Rabbi Miki Mark and wounded his wife and two children was a Palestinian doctor in private practice. Dr. …

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July 4th- Looking back forty years

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July 4, 1976: Saturday night right after Shabbos our guest from Israel let us know about the miraculous event in Libya, the Entebbie raid which rescued 100 hostages. Today, Prime Minister Netanyahu is visiting to recall the incident and pay respects to his brother who died rescuing the hostages. There are many bumper stickers here …

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Eli Wiesel- what I learned from Him

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On Shabbos Eli Weisel passed away at the age of eighty-seven. I recalled reading his first book “Night” which had a profound effect on me. Many years later I had the opportunity to have breakfast with him and a small group of Jewish professionals in Houston where I was working at the time. We were …

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Fathers Day Thought

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When my daughter Tova who lives in California sent me a warm Father’s Day greeting earlier yesterday morning, I responded with a cryptic message. A number of my children live very far away, so I said that I must have good father skills because our kids keep moving “farther and farther away”. Her response was …

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One Nation- One Heart

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Shavous is much more than cheesecake, blintzes, and a dairy cuisine. It is a rich Jewish Holiday which commemorates our receiving the Torah at Har Sinai. Standing at the foot of the mountain, we enthusiastically accepted the Torah proclaiming, “We will follow all of its precepts”. Shavous offers us the idea that despite worldly challenges, …

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TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO: AM ECHAD B’LEV ECHAD

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Prime Minister Netanyahu met with Russian President Putin in Moscow yesterday, marking 25 years since the renewal of diplomatic relations between the two countries back in 1991. That was also the year that the massive aliyah of over 1 million Jews from the former Soviet Union began. This brings back personal memories as I and …

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