Monthly Archive: November 2015



Having grown up just thirty miles from Plymouth Rock we were keenly aware of the holiday of Thanksgiving with all its traditions. The turkey dinner (I wonder what they served at the very first American Thanksgiving dinner on February 21, 1621) was the center piece of the holiday. Our high school football rivalry occupied our …

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We are all “Patriots”



From tragedy to positive actions


On November 22, 1963 President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas. I will never forget that terrible Friday afternoon when we learned that the President had died from bullet wounds. That night my family and I went to the synagogue to pray and to hear words of comfort from …

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This past Saturday night in the dining hall of the Lev Lalev Girls Orphanage in Netanya, Israel our girls reacted to the terrible and shocking news with cries of anguish but also with words of faith. “We must stand as one against terrorists wherever they strike and whoever they kill”. “We should go to the …

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The headlines in the New York Times on November 11, 1938 alerted the world to the horrific actions of the Nazis. “Nazi smash, lute and burn Jewish shops and Temples”. Kristallnacht which was also referred to as The Night of the Broken Glass was a program against Jews throughout Germany. At least ninety one people …

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Heart to Heart-Lev to Lev


My mother turns eighty six today. While she suffers from Alzheimer’s and has virtually no recognition of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, we are blessed to have a mother who has demonstrated such leadership and showed us the way. Mom always saw the world in a positive way………. For her “Singing in the Rain” …

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Black Out

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Fifty years ago today, on November 9, 1965 there was a tremendous power outage the Northeast corridor of the United States. 30 million people and 80,000 square miles was affected by the power disruption. After an investigation and multiple sinister theories it was determined that the cause was human error. Maintenance staff on the Canadian …

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Help Israeli Brides This Chanukah


When you light the Chanukah Menorah please keep in mind the plight and difficulties of Israeli orphaned girls. By donating to the Lev Lalev Bridal Fund you will be doing a great mitzvah and will be helping poor orphaned girls at a crucial time in their lives. Without families to help them, our Lev Lalev …

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Israel Bridal Fund, Helping Orphaned Brides


Please help our Israeli orphaned girls by donating to the Lev Lalev Kallah Fund. Without a family to help them, our Lev Lalev brides need help to enable them to walk down to their chuppah with dignity and joy; and they need extra funds to set up and furnish their modest apartments. Last year we …

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It’s never a good idea to dwell on the “Would Of’s, Could Of’s , or Should Of’s. But I can’t help but wonder what would have been had the Balfour declaration had been implemented when it was written in 1917. Exactly ninety eight years ago today Lord Balfour sent a letter to Lord Rothchild declaring …

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