Tag Archive: food

Children are our Future

chupah tallis

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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The “Fifth” Son

  The number 4 is prominent in the Haggadah that we read at the Passover Seder. We drink four cups of wine, ask four questions, speak about four action verbs that Hashem used to free the slaves from Egypt, and discuss the four sons. The four sons represent the Wise son, the evil son, the …

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Seven Eleven: It’s more than just a convenience

  Lev Lalev moved our United States office to a smaller, more efficient, and a more practical location about two miles from where we were for the past four years. Our new office is across the street from a Seven Eleven (it actually has plenty of kosher products) in additional to the usual items that …

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Retired Therapist and Gulf War vet visits the Home in Netanya


Valerie Knowles did not need more than smiles and giggles to communicate with our girls during her recent visit to the Children’s Home. Spending her afternoon at the Rubin-Zeffren Home, she and her friend Eileen Lowey met our Programs Director Bracha Runes who gave them a grand tour. Valerie, who is a retired colonic therapist, spent …

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Two Simple Words…


THANK YOU!! Thankfully with your support, and through the generosity of 4,916 contributions, we have been able to accomplish the following at Lev LaLev’s Children’s Home in Israel this year… Twelve great successes in the year 2012: Began the healing and rehabilitation process for nine new girls who we took into the Home. Instituted a …

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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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The Weinstein Vault of Secret Recipes, Part II (For your eyes only……)


Once again, we’re inviting you to enhance your Succos holiday with a VIP visit to our secret vault of sacred recipes. That’s where you’ll find everything from a unique Mexican-style crowd pleaser to exotic Moroccan cuisine. We know you’ve never tasted anything like the treasured gourmet chocolate pie featured here. Yet my favorite Succos evening …

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There’s Got To Be Another ‘Weigh’

Wisdom In My Inbox:  After an exhaustive review of the research literature, here's the final word on nutrition and health:  1. Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.  2. Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.  3. Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.  4. Italians drink excessive amounts of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.  5. Germans drink beer and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.  CONCLUSION: Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.

I just don’t get it. Why do people cope with post-feast remorse by determining how much they weigh? It’s not that I’m unfamiliar with this practice. I know plenty about hopping on the scale as the last flames flicker from the havdalah candle after the Sabbath to validate the belief that no one gains weight …

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Let Gratitude Be Your Target

Thanking Tata Diane

Here we are, smack dab in November, with the annual refrain, ‘It’s good to give thanks EVERY DAY, not only on Thanksgiving.’ Right. I speak mainly to myself when I ask: How many of us are truly in touch with this on a daily basis? The good news is that the Hebrew word for Jew, …

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Picking the right Apple


Fall is a favorite time for the outdoor fun activity of apple picking! But here in the Lev LaLev offices, we were wondering what the difference between all the amazing types of apples were and what is the best apple to use in all our upcoming Sukkot recipes; and what to look for while going …

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