Monthly Archive: November 2014

Sharing and Caring

We are all effected when there is a terrorist attack in Israel.  One of our friends from Durban, South Africa shared this poem with us. As a social worker and therapist I know that many people write poems, letters, or music to express their feelings. Our girls at Lev Lalev met with a grief counselor …

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Thanks (for) Giving

Ronit came to Israel’s Lev LaLev Girls Orphanage in Netanya three years ago as a sad and forlorn ten year old. Since she was a young child she had been raised by her grandparents who unfortunately became too old and ill to care for her. One of our staff members noticed that each day Ronit …

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The Headlines Scream Out

Four killed in terror attack in Jerusalem synagogue Four people were murdered and six wounded early this morning in Kehilat Bnei Torah Synagogue in the Har Nof section of Jerusalem. Shouting “Allah Achba”, two terrorists attacked worshipers, stabbing them before opening fire. Condemnation? Hamas and Islamic Jihad praised the massacre. Jewish Settlers? Har Nof is …

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Dahlia

The news in Israel is scary. The numbers of incidents have increased, the death toll is rising, and innocent people are being murdered. Dahlia Lemkos was stabbed to death Monday in Alon Shvut not far from her home in Tekoa, Israel. My friend Sherri Mandell whose son Koby was murdered in a cave behind his …

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Celebrate

“The art of growing old is the art of being regarded by the oncoming generations as a support and not as a stumbling-block”. Yesterday my wife and I were privileged to attend the 100th Birthday party of Mrs. Ilsa Stein who was born in Germany on November 11, 1914. She moved to “Palestine” in the …

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CHANGE

When I was a small boy my parents gave me a 35cent allowance weekly. 10cents was for me to give tzedakah, which I faithfully gave during my Hebrew studies. (I also bought two Hershey bars weekly for 5cents each, leaving me 15cents “discretionary funds”). As I got older my charitable giving increased and the ways …

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