Monthly Archive: July 2014

From Our Mailbox: Day 24

Israel is under attack through the air, the tunnels, and the media. We could be disheartened. However, for us it is a matter of life and death and we must do all we can to ensure that our people are safe and that Israel remains strong. Articles six and seven of the Hamas charter call …

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DAY 23, a long, hot and dangerous summer

This war will end the moment Hamas puts away their rockets. As I am preparing this blog (and facebook post), we are at the end of a unilateral four hour humanitarian cease fire initiated by the Israelis. Every night as I am glued to the news, a reporter asks an Israeli representative the same question …

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Day 21: An Update

Operation Protective Edge is twenty one days old. Yesterday Hamas terrorists fired twenty two more rockets into Israel. Officially, there have been 2,214 rockets fired at Israel over the past three weeks (and on Saturday Hamas even fired toward Egypt killing four children). This morning a spokesman from the Prime Minister’s office said “Quiet will …

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Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Yesterday I was privileged to officiate at the baby naming ceremony of our Lev Lalev friends Beth and Alex. May their daughter Chaya Beryl (and her cousin Annabella) grow up in peace and happiness and may they bring their parents and their entire family much joy and nachas. Later in the day my five year …

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Shabbat Shalom

Ten things we want to share with you about Lev Lalev; and about Israel at this time. We want a cease fire: they want to fire! As Shabbat approaches let us pray for the end of violence and hatred. In the very name of Jerusalem- Yerushalayim in Hebrew is the words Shalom (peace) and Shleimot …

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Standing Together as Israel is attacked

We at Lev Lalev Orphanage and Children’s Home in Netanya, Israel are deeply blessed. Our donors don’t only contribute money but they are our family. We care about them and they care about us. Overnight, we received several emails from all over the world. We wanted to share a sampling of these with you: -Josh …

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Cease Fire: When?

We have agreed to a cease fire but Hamas says that the Egyptian initiative is “not worth the paper it’s printed on”. When Israel warned residents of Gaza to leave their homes so that the civilians would not be harmed, Hamas ordered people to remain. This prompted Prime Minister Netanyahu to say “We in Israel …

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Fifteen Seconds

Living under a barrage of rocket fire with just 15 seconds to find shelter is no way to live. It is no way to spend a summer vacation, and no way to exist day to day. Terrorists from Gaza continue their assault on Israel Drones have now been sent from Gaza One thousand rockets have …

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Operation Protective Edge: What we are doing at Lev Lalev Orphanage in Israel

What led to Operation Protective Edge? Gaza Terrorists have fired more than 450 rockets into Israel since the beginning of 2014. Incredibly, since Israel voluntarily withdrew from Gaza in 2005, Terrorists from Gaza have fired over 8,000 rockets into Israel. Although Israel’s dome missile defense system stops many of the rockets- there is still a …

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Operation Protective Shield

Today’s headlines are frightening: Hamas firing rockets every ten minutes…… (USA Today). Hamas boosts rocket range deeper into Israel…. (Haaretz) We at Lev LaLev Orphanage and Children’s Home in Netanya are focused on the safety of children during these very difficult times. It is for this reason that we opened our camp earlier than planned, …

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