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Paix-Shalom-Peace

girls

This past Saturday night in the dining hall of the Lev Lalev Girls Orphanage in Netanya, Israel our girls reacted to the terrible and shocking news with cries of anguish but also with words of faith. “We must stand as one against terrorists wherever they strike and whoever they kill”. “We should go to the …

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CHANGE

When I was a small boy my parents gave me a 35cent allowance weekly. 10cents was for me to give tzedakah, which I faithfully gave during my Hebrew studies. (I also bought two Hershey bars weekly for 5cents each, leaving me 15cents “discretionary funds”). As I got older my charitable giving increased and the ways …

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When Terrorism is Personal

On May 8th, 2001 thirteen year old Koby Mandell an Israeli- American and his friend Yosef Ishran, were stoned to death in a cave about three hundred yards behind their homes in Tekoah, Israel. While I hadn’t known Seth and Sherry Mandell, Koby’s parents, before the horrific murder, I was soon asked by a mutual …

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Annie

Here are three wonderful gestures from our Lev Lalev family; “the next generation of friends and supporters”. We received the following letter yesterday. Dear Lev Lalev, This past summer in our day camp in the Mountains twenty eight girls preformed the musical Annie. Annie is the story of a young orphaned girl with lots of …

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Helping Ronit

Each year right after the summer, Israel’s Ministry of Social Welfare asks us to take in new girls into our Home. Some of these girls are literally orphans and others come from very dysfunctional or violent homes. This year we have just rescued six new girls. I would like to share with you the story …

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All we are saying is give peace a chance

“Lo Yisa Goy El Goy Cherev Lo Yil Milmadu Od Milchama”: Nation shall not lift up sword against Nation- neither shall they learn war anymore. We pray that the upcoming year 5775 be peace, serenity, and loving kindness, even among those with different belief systems. These dates reflect some of the most horrendous and destructive …

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Grandparents Day-A well kept secret

Yesterday- September 7th was Grandparents Day in the United States. Not well known here or in the more than the dozen other places that observe it, it is intended to thank grandparents for showing their grandchildren the proper way. Jonny Prill of Chula Vista, California wrote the official song for Grandparents Day called: “A song …

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From Ashes to Rebirth

Erev Shabbos 10 Elul Friday, September 5 Seventy- five years ago this week, Germany (and the Soviet Union) invaded Poland. This marked the beginning of World War Two. Over 10 million civilians and a similar number of soldiers, died during the six years of the war, making it the most deadly war in history. The …

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I LOSE, THEY WIN

Yesterday morning I was seriously thinking that I needed to begin a very strict and controlled diet to lose a significant amount of weight. My wish is to lose over one hundred pounds, run again in a half or full marathon, and raise much needed fund for the girls at the Lev Lalev Orphanage and …

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Prayer can help too

Mental Illness is on the minds of many people today. In fact, we tried to get updated information on Israel last night and all news was superseded by the death of the highly talented comedian Robin Williams. Many of our girls at Lev Lalev receive counseling. Some see social workers, other psychologists, and a few …

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