Always, when things are getting ‘difficult’ again for Am Yisrael, the Rav’s health takes a nose-dive. That’s been happening again the last two weeks, since the failed State decided to go into Rafiah. The Rav had a lot of water on the lungs during Pesach, and was unable to sleep. No-one knew that was the […]

Stranger and stranger

Yesterday, one of my 'lawyerly' friends sent me a few emails about what's going on with the Supreme Court here in Israel. It began with this: 🇮🇱 Political news: The supreme court have overturned the law of the Knesset to remove their…

Big earthquake hits Japan

Well, 2024 is getting off to an 'interesting' start. ***UPDATES*** In Israel, 'Hamas' launched a bunch of rockets to coincide with the countdown to the secular new year. Most Israelis don't even pay attention to 'New Year's Eve' - when…

The Global Pidyon

Last week, one of the biggest tzaddik nistarim in Israel was asked what could be done, to get this horrible war to stop. He said that there was nothing that could be done, because (I’m paraphrasing here) ‘the other side’ had already…

More hints from the Rav

Shavua Tov! 'Weird world' is continuing in Israel at the moment, with most of the population walking around in a semi-depressed state (at best....) because of what's going on in Gaza. The Rav didn't come out for prayers over Shabbat, because…

Riding the charidee train

A couple of days ago, I got this email - even though I barely sign up for anything and I have no idea how they got my details. ==== Hmm. No website.... no registered charity number... But I click the link and it takes me to the donation…

The Azamra Dream

Yesterday, I had a weird dream. I went to sleep while I was thinking about different things I could bring from Rabbenu, about 'being a religious fanatic', and about how Rabbenu never told people *directly to their faces* to do things that required…