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The Sound of the Shofer Calls us to Action


As the summer winds down, we begin to prepare for Rosh Hashanah. The sounding of the shofer is the clarion call for judgment and for action. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, brings new beginnings and new hope. Our girls at Lev Lalev Orphanage come to our Home broken and in despair. They arrive at …

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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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Be Strong

Six weeks ago at the beginning of the Hebrew month of Elul, we began the Yom Naorim season- the High Holidays. We prepared ourselves to do Teshuvah (repentance) for our shortcomings and sins. Throughout the holidays, we prayed that Hashem should forgive us and provide us with a year of much bracha- an abundance of …

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Looking Forward to a Sweet New Year

Rosh Hashanah is a little more than four weeks away. Many of our friends have purchased Rosh Hashanah cards from Lev Lalev in the past, and we thank you! We are pleased to offer these cards, once again this year. => www.levlalevcards.com <= Your purchase will: • Support Lev Lalev Orphanage in Netanya. • Recognize …

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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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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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Being Relevant is Being Alive


I’m not sure when it happened, but somehow we all transitioned from carefree summer days into the solemnity of the High Holiday Season. There we were, perfecting our backstroke and barbecuing, when suddenly we became dizzied with school supplies and the search for a fish head. Very soon, we will be standing next to our …

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Fishing for a Lifetime


I know I think of the girls a lot, but I never imagined how they’d come to mind on a remote, scenic peninsula. Let me explain: After so many summers of talking about camping, my family finally decided that THIS would be the summer to do it. That’s how we found ourselves – and loads …

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Sun, Surf and….School???


This may be a bit of a shocker, especially if you’re relaxing by the pool as you read this. So get a good grip on your pina colada as I point out that, here in the US and other parts of the world, we’re just weeks away from another school year. Ooops! Did that jolt …

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The ‘Vacation-After-A-Vacation’ Syndrome

I just knew it would hit. Drifting down a stream appropriately called ‘Lazy River,’ stretched out on an inner tube while absorbing the 100 degree October sun in Indio, California, a thought came to my mind, ‘The transition back to work ain’t gonna be easy.’ As a writer and an editing snob, the very fact …

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