Category Archive: Holiday

Here’s the Scoop………….

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Can’t make this up! Last week we wrote about National Donut Day; and today some genius invented National Chocolate Ice-cream Day. So I can’t let an opportunity pass. Let’s celebrate by sharing our good fortune with those less fortunate.  Help an orphaned girl today. Please visit the Lev Lalev website www.levlalev.com and your Heart will …

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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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Chag Sameach from Netanya, Israel

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In the spirit of the Hagaddah we are asking an answering four questions. Who has made this Pesach special for the girls at Lev Lalev? Who has helped to ensure that each and every girl receives new clothes for the holiday? Who cares for the orphaned girls throughout the year, and helps each one grow …

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Purim 2016

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On Purim put a HUGE smile on the faces of one hundred and five Israeli orphaned girls by sponsoring a very special gift basket for each of the girls. For the Lev LaLev girl, the holidays are bitter sweet. Without loving families the girls feel lonely, isolated, and sad. Your gift will make a positive …

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Hodu

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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”

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Children are our Future

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When I was a young school child invariably each September the teacher would ask us to write an essay on what was our most exciting experience over the summer. When I entered the work force, this question was often posed in my Jewish not for profit organization. I recall that once I said that putting …

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5776

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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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Tu Ba’av

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There is Jewish joke that every one of our holidays commemorates the following: “Someone tried to kill us; G-d intervened and we survived; now let’s sit down and eat and celebrate”. This past week we observed Tsha B’av to recall the many tragedies that befell the Jewish people throughout our history. This week, on the …

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July 4,1976

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As we approach the American Independence Day I am reminded of July 4, 1976 for two distinct reasons. It was America’s two hundredth anniversary. My wife and I and our then young toddler, Devorah, celebrated the day at Fort McHenry in Baltimore. On display, is the original United States Flag which was draped over the …

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