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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Happy Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day was observed in the United States yesterday. It is a day when all of us can 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. Unfortunately many of our girls at Lev Lalev …

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Chag Sameach from Netanya, Israel

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In the spirit of the Hagaddah we are asking an answering four questions. Who has made this Pesach special for the girls at Lev Lalev? Who has helped to ensure that each and every girl receives new clothes for the holiday? Who cares for the orphaned girls throughout the year, and helps each one grow …

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News from Israel that you may have seen

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Food For thought Health Minister Yaakov Litzman,of the Haredi UTJ party, has declared war on McDonalds. It has nothing to do with Kosher issues (Israel has kosher McDonalds branches). Litzman is at war with all fast food, because of health reasons. Litzman added, “Children should be educated not to eat junk food. Not to eat …

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I have a (some) dreams too

This week, I was thinking about the powerful speech that Martin Luther King gave at the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963. His remarks had a powerful impact and helped to stimulate social change in America. He was killed on April 4, 1968, forty eight years ago. His words continue to motivate people to do …

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Update-Netanya

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Purim 2016

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On Purim put a HUGE smile on the faces of one hundred and five Israeli orphaned girls by sponsoring a very special gift basket for each of the girls. For the Lev LaLev girl, the holidays are bitter sweet. Without loving families the girls feel lonely, isolated, and sad. Your gift will make a positive …

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Am Echad B’lev Echad-One people, One Destiny

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Michael Rhodes of Passaic, New Jersey wrote an inspiring Dvar Torah on our Lev Lalev Facebook page. With his permission, I am sharing this beautiful thought with you. The message is so deeply important, particularly today. What we accomplish can only be accomplished through unity. We thank Michael and each and every one of our …

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