Tag Archive: Heart

Happy Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day was observed in the United States yesterday. It is a day when all of us can celebrate and show appreciation to our mothers. Most of us are quite fortunate that we have been raised by Moms whose compassion and strength has shown us the way. Unfortunately many of our girls at Lev Lalev …

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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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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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Update-Netanya

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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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Am Echad B’lev Echad-One people, One Destiny

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Michael Rhodes of Passaic, New Jersey wrote an inspiring Dvar Torah on our Lev Lalev Facebook page. With his permission, I am sharing this beautiful thought with you. The message is so deeply important, particularly today. What we accomplish can only be accomplished through unity. We thank Michael and each and every one of our …

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Shots Heard Round the World

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Ralph Waldow Emerson wrote these words in his classic poem “The Concord Hynm”. He refers to a battle in the American Revolutionary War in which the first British soldiers were killed. The term is used in a different historical situation characterizing the assassination of Franz Ferdinand which has been blamed as one of the flashpoints …

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Great Miracles happened there

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In preparation for a lecture I will deliver at the local community college tomorrow, I was thinking about “great miracles that happened there during my lifetime”. Each of these is connected to the establishment of Lev Lalev, and the work that we do to help the orphaned and disadvantaged girls in Israel. The establishment of …

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The New Cycle-New Hope

Tu Bi SHvat

Today is Tu Bi Shvat, the New Year of the Trees. It is celebrated on the fifteenth of the Hebrew month of Shvat. The Talmud tells us that there are four New Years in the Jewish calendar. The New Year of the Trees represents the beginning of spring and a new agricultural cycle in Israel. …

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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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