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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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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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Victory

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As I was scrolling through the TV channels last night, I came across something quite extraordinary. The national anthem was being played through sign language; then the high school football game began between California School for the Deaf and its opponent. Believe it or not California School for the Deaf won the game 44-0. They …

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Random Acts of Loving Kindness

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This Sunday we observe Tsha B’av to recall the many tragedies that befell the Jewish people throughout our history. There are two predominant thoughts that are discussed by our Rabbis. The first is that the Second Holy Temple was destroyed because of Sinas Chinam- unjustified hatred. The second is that in each generation that the …

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Fathers Day Thought

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When my daughter Tova who lives in California sent me a warm Father’s Day greeting earlier yesterday morning, I responded with a cryptic message. A number of my children live very far away, so I said that I must have good father skills because our kids keep moving “farther and farther away”. Her response was …

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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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Here’s the Scoop………….

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Can’t make this up! Last week we wrote about National Donut Day; and today some genius invented National Chocolate Ice-cream Day. So I can’t let an opportunity pass. Let’s celebrate by sharing our good fortune with those less fortunate.  Help an orphaned girl today. Please visit the Lev Lalev website www.levlalev.com and your Heart will …

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National Donut Day

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Tomorrow, June 3 is national Donut Day. For those of us who shouldn’t eat donuts I want to propose an alternative celebration and remembrance. We will call it NATIONAL DO NOT DAY. Do not forget the poor, the widows, and the orphans. Do not forget to be extra nice and kind today. Do not take …

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Memorial Day

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On my way to the office this morning, I heard that Memorial Day parades throughout the tristate area had been canceled because of the rain. Of course I understand that with rain and inclement weather outdoor activities might need to change.But what I was thinking is the irony of canceling the MEMORIAL observance.  After all, …

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