When Terrorism is Personal

On May 8th, 2001 thirteen year old Koby Mandell an Israeli- American and his friend Yosef Ishran, were stoned to death in a cave about three hundred yards behind their homes in Tekoah, Israel. While I hadn’t known Seth and Sherry Mandell, Koby’s parents, before the horrific murder, I was soon asked by a mutual …

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Visit us in Netanya

We are very proud of the work we do and would love to showcase it to as many people as possible. Since we know that many of our donors either live in Israel or visit from time to time we have set up a program called VIP- visit in person. We welcome the opportunity to …

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Be Strong

Six weeks ago at the beginning of the Hebrew month of Elul, we began the Yom Naorim season- the High Holidays. We prepared ourselves to do Teshuvah (repentance) for our shortcomings and sins. Throughout the holidays, we prayed that Hashem should forgive us and provide us with a year of much bracha- an abundance of …

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107 Times, Shana Tova

Todah Rabah, thanks so much for all you do for the over one hundred orphaned and disadvantaged girls at the Lev Lalev Children’s Home in Netanya, Israel. In the merit of your kindness, friendship, and concern may you and your entire family be inscribed in the Book of Life for a bountiful, beautiful, and blessed …

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Annie

Here are three wonderful gestures from our Lev Lalev family; “the next generation of friends and supporters”. We received the following letter yesterday. Dear Lev Lalev, This past summer in our day camp in the Mountains twenty eight girls preformed the musical Annie. Annie is the story of a young orphaned girl with lots of …

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Helping Ronit

Each year right after the summer, Israel’s Ministry of Social Welfare asks us to take in new girls into our Home. Some of these girls are literally orphans and others come from very dysfunctional or violent homes. This year we have just rescued six new girls. I would like to share with you the story …

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All we are saying is give peace a chance

“Lo Yisa Goy El Goy Cherev Lo Yil Milmadu Od Milchama”: Nation shall not lift up sword against Nation- neither shall they learn war anymore. We pray that the upcoming year 5775 be peace, serenity, and loving kindness, even among those with different belief systems. These dates reflect some of the most horrendous and destructive …

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Grandparents Day-A well kept secret

Yesterday- September 7th was Grandparents Day in the United States. Not well known here or in the more than the dozen other places that observe it, it is intended to thank grandparents for showing their grandchildren the proper way. Jonny Prill of Chula Vista, California wrote the official song for Grandparents Day called: “A song …

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From Ashes to Rebirth

Erev Shabbos 10 Elul Friday, September 5 Seventy- five years ago this week, Germany (and the Soviet Union) invaded Poland. This marked the beginning of World War Two. Over 10 million civilians and a similar number of soldiers, died during the six years of the war, making it the most deadly war in history. The …

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Mr. Perez?

Our donors to Lev Lalev Orphanage are so much more then contributors. They are our friends and what they do makes a tremendous difference to the lives of Israel’s orphaned and disadvantaged girls. This week (like many weeks) we received notes and blessings which were included in the donations. Here are a few: Dear Mr. …

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