May She Be Blessed

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Each Friday night our girls at Lev Lalev receive the special blessing, you should merit a life which mirrors the lives of our matriachs, Sarah, Rivka, Rochel, and Leah. This week’s Parsha discusses the life of Sarah. She lived to the age of 127, and was the life partner of Abraham. Together they built a great nation. The language describing Sarah’s 127 years is peculiar. As it says, “The life of Sarah was one hundred years, twenty years, and seven years.” Our commentators tell us that when she was one hundred she was like a twenty year old in sin, and when she was like twenty, she was as pure and as beautiful as a seven year old. We can also learn that her first seven years were difficult, and that in her formative years, until she was twenty, she developed a strong, distinguished, and righteous persona. And then, for the next one hundred and seven years, she was exceptional.These stages parallel and resemble much of the lives of our girls at Lev Lalev. They come from troubled beginnings, with great pain and suffering; are nurtured through a healing process through their adolescence; we continue to connect with them until they find their life partner, and then hopefully they have the strength and resolve to raise families of their own. The partnership between our Lev Lalev family gives us the resources to provide the girls the tools they need to succeed. The Israel charity that you give, helps the weak and makes them strong. Each charitable act that you do delivers a lasting change, and what you do for our girls at Lev Lalev matters for today and the future. Shabbat Shalom. Good Shabbos.