Monthly Archive: August 2011

Teshuvah, Tefillah u’Tzedakah maavirin es ro’a hagezeiroh – Repentance, Prayer and Charity remove the evil of the decree!

The High Holidays are fast approaching and we wanted to take this opportunity to give back. We want you, our family, and all of your loved ones, to be signed and sealed for an exceptional year. As we say in the Holiday prayers, “repentance, prayer and charity” avert evil and bring the good. The Hebrew terms …

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I Feel the Earth Move Under my Feet…

Sitting in the Lev LaLev offices in Monsey, New York this afternoon we were all working away when I started to feel like the building was shaking slightly. I thought it was just a large truck passing so did not think much of it, until it didn’t stop after about 10 seconds. I turned to …

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Two Brides, Oceans Apart, both Close to my Heart

Like other brides, there was plenty to learn when I first got married. One thing was the value of ceiling fans in the kitchen and dining room, handy solutions when trying to masquerade a burnt dinner. Another thing was frying onions at the time my husband was expected home. Nothing evokes the notion of a …

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Tisha B’Av: August 8-9, 2011

"Jerusalem Past Present and Future" by Dover

Tisha B’Av, the saddest day on the Jewish calendar. We fast and mourn the loss of both the First Temple in 586 BCE and the Second Temple in 70 CE, as well as other tragic events that befell the Jewish people throughout history. Click here for an inspirational Tisha B’Av video presentation. We remember that …

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