Tag Archive: summer

Eli Wiesel- what I learned from Him


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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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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From Destruction To Rebirth


Tisha B’Av, the saddest day of the year for the Jewish people, is observed this coming Sunday. We commemorate the destruction of both the first and second Temples in Jerusalem, and also other tragedies that befell the Jewish people including the Inquisition (1492) and the expulsion of the Jews from England in 1290. In more …

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Summer in Israel

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Soon Lev Lalev Orphanage and Children’s Home in Israel will run its eighth annual summer camp program. Let me share with you the following amazing story. A few years ago Tamar came to the Home from Jerusalem. She was born in Israel to parents who emigrated from the Ukraine. Unfortunately her mother died shortly after …

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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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This past month has been very dangerous and traumatic. After twenty nine days, our girls have emerged from an indoor summer program held inside our Children’s Home in Netanya. Thank G-d all of our girls are safe. If the cease fire holds, the girls will finally have a chance to go on a summer trip. …

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DAY 23, a long, hot and dangerous summer

This war will end the moment Hamas puts away their rockets. As I am preparing this blog (and facebook post), we are at the end of a unilateral four hour humanitarian cease fire initiated by the Israelis. Every night as I am glued to the news, a reporter asks an Israeli representative the same question …

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Being Relevant is Being Alive


I’m not sure when it happened, but somehow we all transitioned from carefree summer days into the solemnity of the High Holiday Season. There we were, perfecting our backstroke and barbecuing, when suddenly we became dizzied with school supplies and the search for a fish head. Very soon, we will be standing next to our …

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Fishing for a Lifetime


I know I think of the girls a lot, but I never imagined how they’d come to mind on a remote, scenic peninsula. Let me explain: After so many summers of talking about camping, my family finally decided that THIS would be the summer to do it. That’s how we found ourselves – and loads …

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Kid Friendly Kabobs


We found these festive 4th of July skewers on MakeandTakes.com, and thought they were the perfect easy to make treat for the upcoming holiday weekend, or for those outside America, any summer fun treat! So while everyone else is barbecuing kabobs, let the kids in on the action too…and we all know sticks are a favorite “toy” right? Supplies …

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