Monthly Archive: December 2013

My grandkids surprised me

  Last night I was surprised when my son and daughter in-law and their three children walked through the door. They live in Phoenix, about 2,600 miles from New York. Family is great especially at this time of year. Unfortunately our girls at the Lev Lalev Orphanage in Netanya, Israel don’t have the same blessings. …

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Let’s Count Our Blessings

      Lev Lalev in Netanya, Israel is there for Israeli girls who have nowhere to go. We will open our doors to 5 new girls in crises within the next several weeks.  . One of them, Meiri, is eleven years old and lives in Haifa. Her mother has late stage cancer and tragically …

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General Motors and Lev Lalev

  On this blog, I generally don’t comment on current events. This morning, however, I was struck by a front-page N.Y. Times article announcing that Mary Barra has been named the Chief Executive of General Motors. Beyond the fact that she is the first woman to head a major automobile company in the United States, …

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My favorite Chanukah Present This Year

  Hi, my name is Chaya.  You probably don’t remember me. It’s been a long time. I should have written to you years ago but I never did. This year as my family and I were lighting the Chanukah Menorah (candles), I thought about the orphanage and decided that I needed to write to you …

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From darkness to light: Our Prayers

Earlier this morning my son and his wife named their new daughter Meira which means “out of the light”. She received this name as a reflection of the fact that she was born on Chanukah. In a sentence, she was born from the light and the warmth of the universe. Our prayer to her is …

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Seven Eleven: It’s more than just a convenience

  Lev Lalev moved our United States office to a smaller, more efficient, and a more practical location about two miles from where we were for the past four years. Our new office is across the street from a Seven Eleven (it actually has plenty of kosher products) in additional to the usual items that …

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