“Coincidence is Gods way of remaining Anonymous” (Albert Einstein)


A few days before Yom Kippur I sent a moving video to a number of donor friends from Lev Lalev. The email of one of our long time supporters bounced back twice. The next morning I left a message and shortly thereafter received a message as follows: “I do get your emails  it just …

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Our Children are our Future: A Succos message

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We read in the Torah this past Shabbos about the special mitzvah of Hakel. Hakel refers to the Biblical commandment of assembling or gathering all Jewish men, woman, and children, to hear a special reading of the Torah by the King of Israel once every seven years. It says “At the end of every seven …

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The Power of One


On my way to the office today I heard a short news item which I generally place in the category of “G-d has a sense of humor”. But- there is much more to the story- it underscores the power of one. A young woman from the tri state region, I think her name was Lisa …

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Survival, in the face of tragedy

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As the summer begins to wind down, I can’t help but reflect on the date September 1 in the general calendar. In 1939, just seventy six years ago, the German army invaded Poland and crushed its military. This began the deportation and death of over three million Polish Jews; and over six million European Jews …

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The Sound of the Shofer Calls us to Action


As the summer winds down, we begin to prepare for Rosh Hashanah. The sounding of the shofer is the clarion call for judgment and for action. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, brings new beginnings and new hope. Our girls at Lev Lalev Orphanage come to our Home broken and in despair. They arrive at …

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It says in Devarim (Deuteronomy) 15:11 that “Without hesitation, you shall open your hand wide to the poor and needy, in your land”. Rosh Hashanah is a good time to remember the needs of our poor and unfortunate girls. In the Torah it says “If you make my people happy, I’ll make you happy”. During …

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Can our orphaned girls pray for you at the Kotel?

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A picture is worth a thousand words. This picture of our happy girls in Lev LaLev’s summer camp program tells just part of the story of their wonderful summer experience. Camp opened last week thanks to the generosity and friendship of so many of our Lev Lalev friends and family. Among the activities and trips …

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I saw a small news item in the local paper yesterday which caught my interest. I don’t know exactly how to react to it and wanted to share it to ask you how you feel about it. This week at the Olympic Stadium built by the Nazis to hold the 1936 Olympics, there is a …

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Tu Ba’av


There is Jewish joke that every one of our holidays commemorates the following: “Someone tried to kill us; G-d intervened and we survived; now let’s sit down and eat and celebrate”. This past week we observed Tsha B’av to recall the many tragedies that befell the Jewish people throughout our history. This week, on the …

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From Destruction To Rebirth


Tisha B’Av, the saddest day of the year for the Jewish people, is observed this coming Sunday. We commemorate the destruction of both the first and second Temples in Jerusalem, and also other tragedies that befell the Jewish people including the Inquisition (1492) and the expulsion of the Jews from England in 1290. In more …

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