Category Archive: Miracle

An interesting lead story in Israel AM caught my attention.

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“Each day we scour the Israeli Hebrew and English news sources to bring you the day’s important news. But on rare occasions, there just isn’t anything important enough to report. That’s usually a good thing because it means that, at least for one day, there were no new terror attacks, political crisis, scandals, demonstrations or …

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Vulnerability

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I heard yesterday on Public Radio that for the first time in over a decade the life expectancy in the United States slightly decreased. While the experts were unsure of what generated this, they did say that there was an increase in deaths of young people from drug overdoses and suicides. At Lev Lalev our …

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Israel Update

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They Can Burn Our Forests- But They Can’t Dampen Our Spirits Headlines in the Israeli Press: More Than 60,000 Flee Massive Fires Close to 1,000 families have lost their homes 130,000 Dunam of Woodland Burn in Central Israel- in more than a dozen locations Police Chief and Minister Bennet Point to Terrorist: At Least 17 …

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Mazel Tov! Mazel Tov!

Hodaya came to Lev Lalev when she was eleven years old. She lost her parents many years ago and was raised by elderly grandparents until they could no longer take care of her. Mazel Tov- recently she became engaged to a young outstanding scholar from central Israel. Unfortunately, they have very limited resources and need …

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Remembering Daniel Lewin

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On September 11th there is a tradition to read the names of each of the victims of the terrorist attack. Today, we are reflecting on one victim- Daniel Lewin who was the first casualty of the coordinated assaults. Born in Denver Daniel grew up in Jerusalem. He served in Special Forces, graduated from Technion University, …

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Lev Lalev Summer Camp

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In less than a month Lev Lalev’s summer camp will begin. Let me share with you the following story. Last summer Shoshana was brought to Lev Lalev by a distant cousin. Her parents had died and her cousin was unable care for or control her. Shoshana, who was just eight years old at the time, …

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Honorable Mention

Loved reading this: How wonderful it would be if there were many other Muslims like Dr. Sharkh. The first medical professional to treat the victims of Friday afternoon’s terror attack on a West Bank highway that killed Rabbi Miki Mark and wounded his wife and two children was a Palestinian doctor in private practice. Dr. …

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Eli Wiesel- what I learned from Him

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On Shabbos Eli Weisel passed away at the age of eighty-seven. I recalled reading his first book “Night” which had a profound effect on me. Many years later I had the opportunity to have breakfast with him and a small group of Jewish professionals in Houston where I was working at the time. We were …

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One Nation- One Heart

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Shavous is much more than cheesecake, blintzes, and a dairy cuisine. It is a rich Jewish Holiday which commemorates our receiving the Torah at Har Sinai. Standing at the foot of the mountain, we enthusiastically accepted the Torah proclaiming, “We will follow all of its precepts”. Shavous offers us the idea that despite worldly challenges, …

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TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO: AM ECHAD B’LEV ECHAD

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Prime Minister Netanyahu met with Russian President Putin in Moscow yesterday, marking 25 years since the renewal of diplomatic relations between the two countries back in 1991. That was also the year that the massive aliyah of over 1 million Jews from the former Soviet Union began. This brings back personal memories as I and …

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