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Teshuvah, Tefillah u’Tzedakah maavirin es ro’a hagezeiroh – Repentance, Prayer and Charity remove the evil of the decree!

The High Holidays are fast approaching and we wanted to take this opportunity to give back. We want you, our family, and all of your loved ones, to be signed and sealed for an exceptional year.

As we say in the Holiday prayers, “repentance, prayer and charity” avert evil and bring the good. The Hebrew terms are: teshuvah, tefillah and tzedakah. During the days leading up to Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, we actually have the opportunity to negotiate with G-d to grant us these great benefits!

Teshuvah means “returning”, teshuvah is rediscovering the important things in life. We work on our interpersonal relationships, we seek to forgive and find forgiveness, and let others know they are important to us. Send  a greeting card to someone important in your life to show them you are invested in them. Order our beautiful, hand-drawn, cards online, all proceeds go to benefit the girls living at the Home: www.levlalevcards.com

Tefillah means to attach oneself to G-d, the source of all. The power of an individual’s prayer is strong, that of a group is stronger, and prayer on another’s behalf is the strongest. Therefore, the girls at Lev LaLev want to include you in their prayers this Rosh Hashanah, please send them your names online: www.levlalevprayers.com

Tzedakah means righteousness. Our possessions are entrusted to us each Rosh Hashanah by G-d, with the condition that we should do the right thing and give our surplus to those in need. Working earns us a living; but giving is what truly makes a life.

These are the three paths which together lead to a year “written and sealed” for good. By returning love to others (teshuvah), attaching ourselves to G-d (tefillah) and distributing our possessions with righteousness (tzedakah), we show G-d our gratitude for all we have. We can now ask for His continued blessings, though He owes us nothing and is under no obligation, and in this way we are answered; because we gave freely, G-d gives freely to us.

Consider making a generous donation to benefit Lev LaLev as your Tzedekah. That as we invest in our children in Israel, so to G-d will invest in our future in continuing to raise them in love for their fellow, spirituality and righteousness. Donate Now.

This year we hope to build the girls a gym to exercise their hearts and grow strong, and to be able to afford even more mental health services for these girls who come from such darkness. We wish that by this time next year each of our girls, and all the new girls who come to our welcoming doorstep, should have many beautiful changes of clothes to call her own and in a style she loves, in addition to never going to sleep on an empty stomach, finding new heights in spiritually and learning in her studies and private tutoring, in finding joy on trips with her friends and honing her hobbies in art, music, dance, horseback riding, anything her heart desires so that she may find her true passion in life and find the support she needs to pursue it and eventually give back.

Thank you for being a part of our family and we may find only blessings in the year to come.

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  1. Aviva Beim

    Does Lev Lalev have a gemach that takes kitchen items, hats, shoes etc? I would need the items picked up from my home.

  1. Why Give Charity? » Welcome to Lev LaLev's Blog!

    […] Giving to the poor is an obligation in Judaism, a duty that cannot be forsaken even by those who are themselves in need. Some sages teach that tzedakah is the highest of the commandments, equal to all of them combined. Tzedakah is one of the three acts that gain us forgiveness from our sins. The High Holiday liturgy repeatedly states that G-d has inscribed a judgment against those who have sinned, but teshuvah (repentance), tefilah (prayer) and tzedakah can alleviate the decree. This year Lev LaLev is helping you with these 3 steps, check it out in the previous blog post: lev-lalev.org […]

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