Category Archive: earthquake

The Apple doesn’t fall from the Tree

  Over the weekend I was delighted and excited to see the Jewish newspaper called the Forward. In it, the editors identified twenty six inspiring Rabbis. Among those named were my son-in law Rabbi Eliyahu Fink of Santa Monica- Venice Beach, California and my close friend and learning partner Rabbi Aaron Fink, Eliyahu’s father from …

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Israel responds to the devastation in the Philippines

  The storm that unfortunately devastated the Philippines has resulted in relief efforts from many places throughout the world. One of the first countries to send rescue workers and supplies was Israel. In fact, one of Israel’s generals was given the responsibility to coordinate efforts to ease the pain of the citizens of the Philippines …

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Dark days followed by days of contemplation

  This week marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the President of the United States, This horrific event and the other four which I will briefly mention below remain deeply engulfed in my memory. I know exactly where I was when I heard the news. I can feel the the pain and shock …

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Surviving Sandy

Hurricane Supplies

At Lev LaLev, we’re surrounded by miracles that stretch from our office here in Monsey, New York, all the way across the Atlantic and onto the shores of Netanya, where our Children’s Home nurtures our girls. Astute readers of this blog will recall an entry from almost one year ago when I shared my own …

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Survival of the Fittest….Sukkah?

tree-roots

Having already revealed my secret recipes to you ( only some 😉 ), I guess it’s ok for me to also let you know that a few months into our marriage, I actually second-guessed my husband’s driving capabilities. (Something wives NEVER do, right?) It was a brilliant, sunny San Francisco day in 1989. (Note to …

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I Feel the Earth Move Under my Feet…

Sitting in the Lev LaLev offices in Monsey, New York this afternoon we were all working away when I started to feel like the building was shaking slightly. I thought it was just a large truck passing so did not think much of it, until it didn’t stop after about 10 seconds. I turned to …

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