Category Archive: Celebration

Annie

Here are three wonderful gestures from our Lev Lalev family; “the next generation of friends and supporters”. We received the following letter yesterday. Dear Lev Lalev, This past summer in our day camp in the Mountains twenty eight girls preformed the musical Annie. Annie is the story of a young orphaned girl with lots of …

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Israel: We Are One

  Immigration is a controversial word today in the United States. Perhaps, it always was. Around the fire places and in homes everywhere people have said “If we let in the Immigrants into our country it will change our culture, our environment, and our commerce”. This is not so in Israel. The ingathering of the …

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Happy 66th Birthday Israel!

  Today, we honor the memory of Israel’s fallen soldiers. Last week we remembered the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust. Tomorrow we celebrate Yom Haatzmot-Israel’s 66th Independence Day. We reflect and marvel at what the Jewish people have achieved in such a short amount of time. In 1948, when Israel was established as …

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No Pesach Blues for Me

  When I was in elementary school I always looked forward to the first assignment of the year, which was to write a paragraph or an essay about “how you spent your summer vacation”. Besides helping me improve my writing skills, this exercise gave me a chance to reflect on the ten glorious weeks in …

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Lev Lalev presents a Torah thought

  Lost in the excitement of the Purim holiday is the fact that on the Shabbat before Purim we read a special portion of the Torah about Amelek. Our Rabbis require us to not only read it, but to remember Amelek and wipe him out of our memory. The question asked is why this evil …

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“Ad Bli Di” No Limitations

  The Jewish holiday of Purim is observed on the 14th of Adar which this year is Sunday, March 16th. It is a time to celebrate the greatness of Queen Esther. Just as the Jewish nation was about to be destroyed Esther intervened with the help of her uncle Mordechai, and gained mercy for the …

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Chanukah Poem, not by Walt Whitman

              A  Happy and joyful Chanukah, the Festival of Lights             We hope you have already enjoyed the first four Chanukah Nights                        Playing Dreidel, Eating Donuts   and Latkas galore                        We are looking forward to another four more             The Holiday is so early-this year …

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Two Cents: two cultures two countries two holidays

  This year an amazing and highly unusual event will take place at the same time as our  American Thanksgiving day. It will also mark the first day of Chanakuh. Pundits from different walks of life have commented on this. Following is “My two cents” There is a wonderful opportunity to deepen our appreciation of …

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Heroes come in many different shapes and sizes

  Earlier this week was Veterans Day in the United States. President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed this day in 1919   as a holiday (first called Armistice Day).It is a day of contemplation and celebration; a day that we stand with our veterans and recognize their sacrifices in defending our nation. In our next Lev LaLev newsletter, …

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Red Sox, Israel and Me

I must confess. I am a very big Boston Red Sox fan and am very excited about the possibility that tonight they will win the world series.  You ask, so what does this have to do with Lev LaLev orphanage . Our girls in Israel don’t know about  the Red Sox and probably don’t even …

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