גְּדוֹלֵי הַחֲכָמִים הָיוּ מְנַשְּׁקִין עַל תְּחוּמֵי אֶרֶץ יִשְׂרָאֵל וּמְנַשְּׁקִין אֲבָנֶיהָ וּמִתְגַּלְגְּלִין עַל עֲפָרָהּ. וְכֵן הוּא אוֹמֵר (תהילים קב טו) "כִּי רָצוּ עֲבָדֶיךָ אֶת אֲבָנֶיהָ וְאֶת עֲפָרָהּ יְחֹנֵנוּ
Great sages would kiss the borders of Eretz Yisrael, kiss its stones, and roll in its dust. Similarly, Psalms 102:15 declares: 'Behold, your servants hold her stones dear and cherish her dust.' -- HaRambam Laws of Kings 5:10
Mrs. Dyan Levy
I grew up in Oceanside, NY (which is ironic because I currently live in Ocean, NJ). As a child, I was passionate about tennis, soccer, and basketball. I was also a dancer and baton twirler. When I left Long Island to attend University of Maryland, College Park Campus, I met my husband, Ezra (Izzy) Levy. We were married almost immediately after I graduated in the year 2000. After earning my Bachelor of Science in Business, I entered the advertising world. I worked my way from “buying air” (national cable commercial spots) at Saachi and Saachi advertising agency to “selling air” at Arts and Entertainment Television and The History Channel. After starting a family, and taking time to raise my children, I decided to change careers to teaching. I earned my certificate to teach math grades K-12 at both Monmouth and Rutgers Universities, and have been teaching Math and Science at Hillel Yeshiva for 9 years. I absolutely love encouraging my students to reach their full potential, and I hope that my students gain confidence and life skills in our classroom.
We are so excited to be back in school! This week we restocked our school store with some new and exciting snacks! We also began to discuss ideas and plans to celebrate Lag Baomer with our classmates!
Happy Birthday: Samantha Stein and Rowena Kassin
Mabruk to Esther Ashkenazi on her new baby brother
Mabruk to Sharon & Joyce Kassin on their new nephew