July 4,1976

US flag

As we approach the American Independence Day I am reminded of July 4, 1976 for two distinct reasons. It was America’s two hundredth anniversary. My wife and I and our then young toddler, Devorah, celebrated the day at Fort McHenry in Baltimore. On display, is the original United States Flag which was draped over the …

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Summer in Israel

pail and bucket

Soon Lev Lalev Orphanage and Children’s Home in Israel will run its eighth annual summer camp program. Let me share with you the following amazing story. A few years ago Tamar came to the Home from Jerusalem. She was born in Israel to parents who emigrated from the Ukraine. Unfortunately her mother died shortly after …

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Abba, Thank you


A father is someone who holds your hand in the marketplace, sits beside you when you are sick, and teaches you how to pray. He is there for you at all your important celebrations. Hopefully your father will be there to walk you down the aisle when you marry. Most importantly, your father is always …

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Israeli Day Parade: Four Generations Standing Together

Israeli day parade

On a personal note, yesterday might have been “just” another Israel day parade honoring Israel at 67. However, for the first time, my 86 year old mother in-law, a Holocaust survivor who recently moved to New York from Phoenix, attended her first Salute to Israel Parade. My youngest daughter marched in the parade with our …

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One Heart; One Nation


Shavous takes place  on Sunday and Monday . It is the Jewish Holiday during which we celebrate Hashem’s giving the Jewish people the Torah at Har Sinai. Standing at the foot of the mountain, we enthusiastically accepted the Torah proclaiming, “We are one Nation with one Heart. In a world of chaos this is a …

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Their Prayers are Special

The orphaned girls from our Children’s Home in Netanya will be visiting Jerusalem and the Kotel/ Western Wall on Thursday, May 28th. What greater personal intervention can you have than the heartfelt prayers of the Lev LaLev girls? The Torah tells us that Hashem hears the cries of widows and orphans above all others! Our …

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Help Ease Their Pain


Thank you for your help and support for the orphaned and disadvantaged girls at the Lev Lalev Children’s Home in Israel. Because you care, we are making a difference in the lives of our girls. Over sixty percent of our girls are in need of a mental health intervention program. Many of our girls are …

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Laag BaOmer 2015


Lev Lalev, our Children’s Home in Israel works extensively with orphaned and disadvantaged girls to “stop their pain”. The month of May is mental health month and we are reaching out to ask people to help support our efforts in this critical area. One of the minor holidays on our calendar is called Lag BaOmer. …

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Kotel Prayer

Yom yerusalayim

Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) will be celebrated on Sunday (May 17th). It commemorates the reunification of the Old City and the Kotel in the aftermath of the Six Day War in June 1967. Yitzchak Rabin, who was the commander in chief of the IDF at that time and later the Prime Minister of Israel, described …

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An Ode to our Mothers

moms day

Mothers Day in the United States is this Sunday. It is a day in which we celebrate and show appreciation to our mothers. Most of us are quite fortunate that we have been raised by Moms whose compassion and strength has shown us the way. Like a solid building which stands for many years because …

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