Mishane Makom, Mishane Mazel

Changing places, can change our mazal. In this week’s Torah portion, Hashem commands Avraham, “Go far from your land, your birthplace, and from your father’s house, to the land that I will show you.” For Avraham to build a legacy and a new nation, had to break with the past and embrace the future. For our girls at Lev Lalev, this, too, is a valuable, yet oftentimes a painful lesson. The homes in which they grew up in, and the environment surrounding it, was not conducive or healthy for a variety of reasons. Indeed, Israel’s Department of Social Welfare matches our girls with an orphanage or group home that bests suits their needs. From here our girls learn to grow and develop a healthy and positive direction. Your participation in this holy effort helps make the weak strong and gives the girls a new perspective and a new lease on life. Shabbat shalom.

When they have nowhere to turn, who will be there for them?