Tag Archive: Jewish Charity

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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Remembering Daniel Lewin

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On September 11th there is a tradition to read the names of each of the victims of the terrorist attack. Today, we are reflecting on one victim- Daniel Lewin who was the first casualty of the coordinated assaults. Born in Denver Daniel grew up in Jerusalem. He served in Special Forces, graduated from Technion University, …

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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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Lev Lalev Summer Camp

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In less than a month Lev Lalev’s summer camp will begin. Let me share with you the following story. Last summer Shoshana was brought to Lev Lalev by a distant cousin. Her parents had died and her cousin was unable care for or control her. Shoshana, who was just eight years old at the time, …

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Memory

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Tonight is the baseball all-star game in San Diego. As I was driving to the office I was thinking about the all-star game which I attended exactly fifty-five years ago (1961). The game was played in Boston at venerable Fenway Park (it was the second of two all-star games that were played for a few …

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The Lives of Policeman Matter

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The lives of policeman matter The lives of Blacks, Whites, Indians, and “All people of color” matter The lives of Jews and Gentiles, Believers and Agnostics matter The lives of the Elderly and of children and their families matter The lives of orphans in Israel and all over the world matter It says in the …

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Eli Wiesel- what I learned from Him

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On Shabbos Eli Weisel passed away at the age of eighty-seven. I recalled reading his first book “Night” which had a profound effect on me. Many years later I had the opportunity to have breakfast with him and a small group of Jewish professionals in Houston where I was working at the time. We were …

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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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