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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Here’s the Scoop………….

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Can’t make this up! Last week we wrote about National Donut Day; and today some genius invented National Chocolate Ice-cream Day. So I can’t let an opportunity pass. Let’s celebrate by sharing our good fortune with those less fortunate.  Help an orphaned girl today. Please visit the Lev Lalev website www.levlalev.com and your Heart will …

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The Western Wall

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On Tuesday June 6, 1944 the battle of Normandy began. 156,000 American, British, and Canadian forces landed on the Northern coast of France. They valiantly fought for three months and in August 1944 the Alias liberated Western Europe from Nazi German control. Over ten thousand allied forces died ending war and a genocide which killed …

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National Donut Day

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Tomorrow, June 3 is national Donut Day. For those of us who shouldn’t eat donuts I want to propose an alternative celebration and remembrance. We will call it NATIONAL DO NOT DAY. Do not forget the poor, the widows, and the orphans. Do not forget to be extra nice and kind today. Do not take …

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Memorial Day

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On my way to the office this morning, I heard that Memorial Day parades throughout the tristate area had been canceled because of the rain. Of course I understand that with rain and inclement weather outdoor activities might need to change.But what I was thinking is the irony of canceling the MEMORIAL observance.  After all, …

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Second chance to give them a second chance

There is a little known holiday in our Jewish calendar called Peach Sheni- the second Passover. In the times of the Holy Temple if you were unable to participate in the Passover ceremony in Jerusalem, then the Rabbis established this holiday one month after Passover to give people a second chance.At Lev Lalev we give …

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Happy Sixty Eighth- Be strong

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Today is Israel Independence Day, marking the 68th year since the Jewish State declared its independence in 1948. The day is filled with celebrations, ceremonies, parties and, of course, barbecues. And there’s certainly a lot to celebrate and be thankful for. How could anyone imagine that after nearly 2,000 years of exile and persecution, culminating …

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Holocaust Memorial Day

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Last Thursday we observed Yom Hashoah, the Holocaust Memorial Day, a day of great sadness, contemplation. It is the day we remember the murder of six million Jews who were murdered at the hands of the Nazis. Numbers don’t really tell the whole story, but consider these horrific facts. Two thirds of the Jewish people …

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