If you want to know what’s going on right now, you just need to read Rebbe Nachman. Rebbe Nachman explains clearly that the yetzer hara is not really so interested in the ‘sin’ he gets a person to do, but in what happens to that person after he sins. Many people, most people, fall into despair, […]

Greco-Roman snakes in Jerusalem

Sadly for us, our whole country is crawling with them... Here's the continuation of the Rav's shiur, that we started HERE. Then meet me at the bottom for a couple more interesting intersections with 'Greco-Roman snakes in Jerusalem'. == So…

Just three men against hundreds of terrorists

The Rav has referred quite a few times to 'three soldiers' who managed to hold off literally hundreds of terrorists all by themselves, on Simchat Torah. He mentioned the Kissufim crossing.... but I didn't find anything 'real life story' that…

The whole war of the Maccabees was against the i-Phone

More words from the Rav. It's not a coincidence that the biggest sports stadium in Jerusalem is called 'Teddy Stadium' - after that self-same British spy and hater of religious Jews, Teddy Kollek. There is literally nothing new under the…

Time to reclaim ‘normal life’

The last few days, I was feeling not so happy, and also pretty ill. Migraines, not sleeping, eyes funny, stomach issues, anxiety, 'suppressed anxiety', despair, worry - all of it. Until yesterday evening, when I sat down with my husband…

“The tools of Hamas are their weapons”

Excerpt of a shiur given December 11th 5784, 4th night of Chanuka More hints and insights from the Rav, translated from Shivivei Or 338. == Now, Yosef comes to Dotan. He asks the angel,  where are my brothers shepherding? He says to…

The whole thing stinks

This whole story of how the IDF apparently just shot dead three of the kidnapped people in Gaza.... It just sounds so very wrong, for so many reasons. Yah, Hamas just 'left' them, just abandoned them... you know how that is. And then,…