Shavua Tov! Well, the crazy rollercoaster ride is continuing…. coming out that ‘dip’ last week, we had some fantastic news. Daughter Number 2 is also now engaged, Baruch Hashem. It’s so weird how the ‘outside world’ seems to be getting crazier and crazier by the day, but within my dalet amot this year, there’s been so […]

On tattoos and soldiers

Yesterday, I went to the Malcha Mall in Jerusalem with my daughter. She needed some supplies for her course, and she wanted me to come for an outing. I hate Malcha Mall, as a general rule. The gashmiut just feels so 'emptying', the people…

Rav Berland: Get your ticket for Uman Rosh Hashana

A few days ago, my husband asked the Rav's gabbai if he should get a ticket for Uman. Like you, we have no idea what is really going on. According to the 'stages of geula' set out by R Elmaliach, there is meant to be another small revelation…

Emotional flashbacks, aka, reacting to ghosts from the past (Narc traits, 3)

So, what the heck are these 'emotional flashbacks' I keep talking about? Understanding what flashbacks are, what causes them - and how to stop them - are crucial parts of the 'overcoming narc traits' work we're undertaking, here. Let's dive…

The army didn’t show up for two days

More recent comments from Rav Berland. (These are pretty charif, be warned. I'll discuss a bit more under the comments themselves.) Translated comments from Shivivei Or 366 Excerpts from a shiur given by Rav Berland on motzash, June…

‘Sharing the Burden’ – Comments from the Rav

The Rav made some interesting comments, as always, in this week's Shivivei Or. I'm going to post up two things I've translated, one after the other. Enjoy! == Translated comments from Shivivei Or 366 Excerpts of a shiur given on Sivan…

The Azamra Antidote to the ‘Inner Critic’ – Overcoming NARC traits, 2

In this post, I want to introduce you to a character you probably know quite well, at least on the subconscious level. He / she / it is called: YOUR INNER CRITIC. Five years ago, when I was still buying into the idea that making a ton of effort…