Tag Archive: purim

Lev Lalev presents a Torah thought

  Lost in the excitement of the Purim holiday is the fact that on the Shabbat before Purim we read a special portion of the Torah about Amelek. Our Rabbis require us to not only read it, but to remember Amelek and wipe him out of our memory. The question asked is why this evil …

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Its March magic at Lev Lalev

  We at Lev Lalev Orphanage are blessed with friends and donors from all over the world. Truly, there is a great magnetic pull that attracts people to support Israel, people who are less fortunate and especially our girls at Lev Lalev. I love geography, sociology, and community. So- when we have a donor from …

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“Ad Bli Di” No Limitations

  The Jewish holiday of Purim is observed on the 14th of Adar which this year is Sunday, March 16th. It is a time to celebrate the greatness of Queen Esther. Just as the Jewish nation was about to be destroyed Esther intervened with the help of her uncle Mordechai, and gained mercy for the …

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To Enter the Heart of the King


Only hours remain until we usher in Purim, the happiest day of the year! As we tie up the loose ends of our mishloach manos (beautifully wrapped gifts of food for our friends) and put finishing touches on our children’s costumes, we are hoping that those around us get the most out of this holiday. …

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Esther, the Orphan Queen who saved a people

Achashverosh and Haman at the Feast of Esther, Rembrandt (1660)

As we approach the joyous holiday of Purim, celebrated this year from the evening of March 7th-8th, I have been reflecting on the holiday as my first year celebrating it with Lev LaLev. And I noticed something about the holiday story that before seemed like just a small footnote to me. … The story of …

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Happy Days are Here Again!


One thing I love about my job is that special people are never far away. Besides those with whom I work, there are hundreds of you who carry the girls in your thoughts and express this heartfelt connection in so many ways: There’s the man who momentarily left his wife’s labor room to add merit …

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