Category Archive: weather

News from Israel that you may have seen

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Food For thought Health Minister Yaakov Litzman,of the Haredi UTJ party, has declared war on McDonalds. It has nothing to do with Kosher issues (Israel has kosher McDonalds branches). Litzman is at war with all fast food, because of health reasons. Litzman added, “Children should be educated not to eat junk food. Not to eat …

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The Power of Prayer

  The snow and ice in New York this winter (which seems to me like Gods response to those who have emphatically declared that Global Warming is a fact) has given me the opportunity to read more than usual. I was quite surprised while perusing a book about the history of the E Day June …

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Talking about the Weather

  “Whether” you’re old or “whether” you’re young, we all seem to be preoccupied with the weather. While I’m no expert in global warming, I most certainly can read a thermometer which today said 5 degrees Fahrenheit.  But inside its warm and Thank God I am protected from the bitter cold with heat and several …

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Setting A Goal and Achieving It

  With a few hours remaining before the ball dropped at Times Square we at Lev Lalev were about $12,000 short of our fundraising goal. Then  in the last two hours before midnight  we received two large  gifts which cut the short fall to $6,000. I knew that there was one additional gift on its …

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Surviving Sandy

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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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I’m a Grandmother

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I know. I can’t believe it either. But that’s pretty much been my first thought upon waking each morning for the last week, besides what to make for dinner. I’m a grandmother. Until last Tuesday, being a mother was a cherished enough role. But this grandmother thing, well, it’s catapulted me into a whole new …

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Survival of the Fittest….Sukkah?

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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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