Monthly Archive: May 2016

Memorial Day

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On my way to the office this morning, I heard that Memorial Day parades throughout the tristate area had been canceled because of the rain. Of course I understand that with rain and inclement weather outdoor activities might need to change.But what I was thinking is the irony of canceling the MEMORIAL observance.  After all, …

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Second chance to give them a second chance

There is a little known holiday in our Jewish calendar called Peach Sheni- the second Passover. In the times of the Holy Temple if you were unable to participate in the Passover ceremony in Jerusalem, then the Rabbis established this holiday one month after Passover to give people a second chance.At Lev Lalev we give …

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Happy Sixty Eighth- Be strong

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Today is Israel Independence Day, marking the 68th year since the Jewish State declared its independence in 1948. The day is filled with celebrations, ceremonies, parties and, of course, barbecues. And there’s certainly a lot to celebrate and be thankful for. How could anyone imagine that after nearly 2,000 years of exile and persecution, culminating …

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Holocaust Memorial Day

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Last Thursday we observed Yom Hashoah, the Holocaust Memorial Day, a day of great sadness, contemplation. It is the day we remember the murder of six million Jews who were murdered at the hands of the Nazis. Numbers don’t really tell the whole story, but consider these horrific facts. Two thirds of the Jewish people …

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Happy Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day was observed in the United States yesterday. It is a day when all of us can celebrate and show appreciation to our mothers. Most of us are quite fortunate that we have been raised by Moms whose compassion and strength has shown us the way. Unfortunately many of our girls at Lev Lalev …

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