Another pray gathering is being organised for the health of the Rav, and for the matzav generally. It’s 6.30 pm this Wednesday evening, June 19th, at the Kotel. They will be saying seven Tikkun Haklalis together – but even if you only come for a little, and only say one Tikkun Haklali, or if you only […]

Was the Vilna Gaon another ‘failed messiah’?

Hopefully, you'll find this post very interesting and 'enlightening', if that word can still be used in a positive sense. Our Sages teach us very clearly: In every generation, there is an individual who has potential to become the ‘Moshiach…

A difficult message from the Rav

My friend just sent me this. ***UPDATE from my friend: Apparently in a later message today Rav Elmaliach said that after many tefilot on shabbat the din over the Rav was sweetened b"H. If I hear more, I'll let you know.*** == It's from yesterday,…

At least, help yourself

Another motzae shabbat, another dose of horrible news. Eight soldiers killed by *something* (not a drone, or anything like that of course... because the people with the drones in Gaza are not Hamas....) So no, definitely not a drone did…

Just an illusion

Yesterday, I saw a small clip of IDF soldiers launching a burning 'bundle' over a wall with a catapult. Here's how that looked: ==== Yah, they are burning trees in LEBANON, sure they are... == Yesterday, I had a big chat with my…

TOBIAS BOAS, the biggest Dutch banker you never heard about

One of the names that keeps coming up in this story – but which has been almost totally ‘scrubbed’ out of official Jewish history is TOBIAS BOAS. I know you never heard of him. Before a few weeks ago, I’d also never heard of him…

Shavuot musings and update on the Rav

I went into Shavuot feeling exhausted this year – even before any plans to stay up late and learn. The Rav was back in hospital with the same serious heart condition that struck last month, and then got ameliorated, after two weeks of very…