Tag Archive: Holiday

Second chance to give them a second chance

There is a little known holiday in our Jewish calendar called Peach Sheni- the second Passover. In the times of the Holy Temple if you were unable to participate in the Passover ceremony in Jerusalem, then the Rabbis established this holiday one month after Passover to give people a second chance.At Lev Lalev we give …

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Chag Sameach from Netanya, Israel


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


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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Purim 2016


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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From tragedy to positive actions


On November 22, 1963 President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas. I will never forget that terrible Friday afternoon when we learned that the President had died from bullet wounds. That night my family and I went to the synagogue to pray and to hear words of comfort from …

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Israel Bridal Fund, Helping Orphaned Brides


Please help our Israeli orphaned girls by donating to the Lev Lalev Kallah Fund. Without a family to help them, our Lev Lalev brides need help to enable them to walk down to their chuppah with dignity and joy; and they need extra funds to set up and furnish their modest apartments. Last year we …

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It’s never a good idea to dwell on the “Would Of’s, Could Of’s , or Should Of’s. But I can’t help but wonder what would have been had the Balfour declaration had been implemented when it was written in 1917. Exactly ninety eight years ago today Lord Balfour sent a letter to Lord Rothchild declaring …

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Children are our Future

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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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“Coincidence is Gods way of remaining Anonymous” (Albert Einstein)


A few days before Yom Kippur I sent a moving video to a number of donor friends from Lev Lalev. The email of one of our long time supporters bounced back twice. The next morning I left a message and shortly thereafter received a message as follows: “I do get your emails  it just …

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Our Children are our Future: A Succos message

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We read in the Torah this past Shabbos about the special mitzvah of Hakel. Hakel refers to the Biblical commandment of assembling or gathering all Jewish men, woman, and children, to hear a special reading of the Torah by the King of Israel once every seven years. It says “At the end of every seven …

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