Jewish Orphan Wedding in Israel

Categories: Fundraising, Jewish Moment, Non-Profit

Last night I had the privilege of attending the wedding of Racheli, one our dear girls at Lev LaLev. While most of our girls come from broken or challenging homes which require them to live with us, Racheli, has been left without a mother or a father. Lev LaLev is her ONLY family. The best …

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The Olive Oil Burns Brightly

Categories: Jewish Moment

The girls at Lev Lalev are in desperate need of a second chance. Your dedication and commitment makes a difference in their lives. As I was preparing for Chanukah, I was thinking about our girls. A famous Chassidic Rabbi asked an interesting question: On Chanukah why are we instructed to use olive oil to light …

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Chanukah, Then and Now

Categories: Jewish Moment

There is a well known question that’s asked about Chanukah. The Rabbis ask, “Why do we light the Menorah?” After all, the Macabbis did find one small jar of oil – then, it lasted for seven more days. Why shouldn’t we celebrate Chanukah for just seven days? There are numerous answers offered. Perhaps, the most …

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Lev Lalev Grand Rabbi

Categories: Jewish Moment

Lev Lalev Orphanage was founded by the Grand Rabbi of Klausenberg over fifty years ago. He was a Holocaust survivor whose wife and eleven children were murdered by the Germans. I was thinking about the character of the Rabbi yesterday, when I was studying on the telephone with one of my grandchildren. In Pirkei Avos …

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Giving Tuesday Gives Hope

Categories: Jewish Moment

Today, we are focused on Giving Tuesday. Some years ago, I began the good habit of thanking our Lev Lalev donors each Monday morning. We called this Thank You Monday. Sometimes, we’ve been blessed with so many gifts that it spilled into Tuesday. Tzedakah – Jewish charity – Israel charity – and support for our …

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