Category: Lenore Davis

Hidden, Lost and Forgotten Assets

  How many readers have made list of assets and liabilities that they have given to the executor of their will.  Only 30% of Americans have a will, and I venture to guess that many fewer have made this list for the executor.  More than ever, you risk losing your assets after your death for…

  When I light Shabbos candles each week, I bring the extra soul of Shabbos into my heart and home.  But there is a prayer attached to lighting candles that asks G-d to bless all our close ones, family and friends.  You send messages of light and soul out to others and ask that they…

Alzheimers: Moved

  “Who are you?” Mrs. Q asked?  “I am your attorney, Lenore Davis,” I replied.  I had been her attorney for 20 years.  She was a genteel 75 year old woman, with a fascinating story as a Holocaust survivor.  Every few years she would come to me to update her estate plan.  She would update…

  In today’s Tanya portion, we see that everything is bashert.  Even anger.  Those who carry anger, are likened to idolaters, because there should be no anger when there is faith in G-d.  But we see that the Torah teaches us that there were times that Moshe was angry, what is the lesson we learn? …

  Where are we?  We have just completed Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur?  At our Kol Nidre service on Yom Kippur, we ask G-d’s permission to pray with sinners/avaryanim.  All are welcome to repent.  After Yom Kippur, we are all alike, we are clean of sin, have a clean slate and are joyous in the…

  When I was in T.A.G. Elementary school, we were asked to learn Haazinu by heart.  And we did.  Until last week, I didn’t understand what was so important about Haazinu that it had to be memorized.  The answer is in last week’s Parshah/torah portion, Deuteronomy 31:16, After Moses’ death, the Jews will sin, and…

This parshah discusses preparations for Moses’ death.  Last week we discussed how parshat Nitzavim set forth the emotional distress Moses was in at facing the fact that he would not bring the Jews into Israel, their destiny.  He was distraught because he foresaw that the Jews would continue to sin, and he would not be…