Last week was International Holocaust Remembrance Day. This day was chosen by the United Nations as it corresponds to the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, in 1945. Auschwitz was the most horrendous of all the concentration camps.
Rabbi Yekusiel Halberstam the Grand Rabbi of Klausenberg lost his wife and eleven children in the Holocaust. Left only with his faith and desire to rebuild, he remarried, had five children with his second wife, and began to create a Chasidic dynasty.
Rabbi Halberstam established the Laniado hospital, an old aged home for Holocaust survivors and the Lev Lalev Orphanage for young children who had nowhere to go. His amazing strength, vision, and faith has helped countless numbers of people.
The Lev Lalev Orphanage located in Netanya, Israel continues to provide care and hope for Israel’s orphaned and disadvantaged girls. Our mission is to give our girls the second chance they so desperately need and provide them with the tools they need to succeed now and in the future.
Jewish charity and Israel charity are paramount to our success. As we remember the past, we live in the present and plan for the future. This is how WE remain strong and optimistic despite the murder of six million Jews-and the rise of anti-Semitism throughout the world. Am Yisrael Chai- the Jewish people shall live on. Amen!