Maybe, just maybe, there is a glint of light at the end of the tunnel. Maybe, just maybe, more and more people are starting to realise that the real ‘power’ of the Jewish people – the ONLY power of the Jewish people – is prayer. Yesterday, the Iranian President and a few other people apparently […]

They just cancelled Meron

A couple of weeks ago, I was pondering on how 'quiet' the Rav has been about Meron and also about Uman. Usually, the Rav is prepping us for long months in advance, about the importance of being by Rashbi for L'ag B'omer, and the importance…

Passing (and failing…) the test of anger

Shavua Tov! ***UPDATE: Scroll down to download the full English / Hebrew Kuntres as a PDF*** You probably noticed that I've been in kind of a bad mood the last couple of weeks. On the one hand, that's totally understandable. The stress…

The Rav is back in hospital

An hour before Shabbat, my friend sent me an unconfirmed report that the Rav was in intensive care in Hadassah. ***UPDATE: I managed to talk to a gabbai of the Rav now, and this story is a lie. The Rav is in hospital, but only because he went…

The heart aches

Yesterday, my kid was standing behind someone she used to work with in the supermarket. He used to be a construction supervisor. Then, his son, a soldier in the IDF, was killed on October 7th. He got so discombobulated emotionally, a…

Rav Arush: How to know who is really ‘Moshiach’

Confusing times, isn't it folks? Every blogger and their donkey is putting up stuff claiming to know who Moshiach is. (I'm also in that category, with the stuff I'm posting up here from Rav Elmaliach - with the difference that he's actually…

Written Message from the Rav for the Shvi’i Shel Pesach

This is my translation of R Elmaliach’s shiur, based on a megillah he recieved from the Rav, written down by the tikshor method, shortly before this last Shvi’i shel Pesach. The stuff in square brackets is R Elmaliach’s own comments.…