Monthly Archive: August 2015

The Power of One


On my way to the office today I heard a short news item which I generally place in the category of “G-d has a sense of humor”. But- there is much more to the story- it underscores the power of one. A young woman from the tri state region, I think her name was Lisa …

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Survival, in the face of tragedy

numbers on arm

As the summer begins to wind down, I can’t help but reflect on the date September 1 in the general calendar. In 1939, just seventy six years ago, the German army invaded Poland and crushed its military. This began the deportation and death of over three million Polish Jews; and over six million European Jews …

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The Sound of the Shofer Calls us to Action


As the summer winds down, we begin to prepare for Rosh Hashanah. The sounding of the shofer is the clarion call for judgment and for action. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, brings new beginnings and new hope. Our girls at Lev Lalev Orphanage come to our Home broken and in despair. They arrive at …

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Elul, the process begins


There is an old proverb that says that if you want to move a mountain you should begin by moving one rock at a time. Elul, the twelfth and final month of the Hebrew calendar began earlier this week. It is the month in which teshuva-repentance is institutionalized. We hear the sound of the shofer …

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It says in Devarim (Deuteronomy) 15:11 that “Without hesitation, you shall open your hand wide to the poor and needy, in your land”. Rosh Hashanah is a good time to remember the needs of our poor and unfortunate girls. In the Torah it says “If you make my people happy, I’ll make you happy”. During …

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Can our orphaned girls pray for you at the Kotel?

girls at beach

A picture is worth a thousand words. This picture of our happy girls in Lev LaLev’s summer camp program tells just part of the story of their wonderful summer experience. Camp opened last week thanks to the generosity and friendship of so many of our Lev Lalev friends and family. Among the activities and trips …

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