Entries by Rivka Levy

More updates from the Rav

In case you haven’t realised already, “the news” is lying to you. Sure, there is some truth mixed in to all this, because without the element of truth, no lie would last long. And this particular ‘lie’ has lasted 75 years and counting…. (At least.) So, I am going to stick to just passing on […]

A book of tehillim every day

In the shiur yesterday, the Rav asked that every girl and woman 7+ should try to say a whole book of tehillim a day. ***UPDATES BELOW*** For non-Hebrew speakers, that’s an even bigger ask – see if you can team up with some friends and divide the book between you. Also, the Rav said every […]

The morning watch

I woke up today to the loud sounds of war planes overhead. It was before dawn, there were lots and lots and lots of them. A few minutes later, the ‘Allahu Akhbar’ chants started up from the mosques close to where I live. They’d turned up the volume, and there was a definite ‘edge’ to […]

Update from the Rav

I was just at the tefillot of the Rav tonight. He spoke for 30 minutes, and at times seemed close to tears. What I understood him to be saying about the situation was: It’s the most serious time for Am Yisrael, they are really trying to do another shoah, mamash. Everything that is happening is […]

The spiritual fight back begins

This morning, before I wrote that last post, I was feeling pretty down. ***Excerpts from the Rav’s shiurim updated below – scroll down.*** After I wrote it, I started to feel a bit happier, but still not great. Then, one of my Breslov friends sent me this: “They” really didn’t want us dancing…. But today […]

The only protection

Things are pretty bad here in Israel right now. Jerusalem is quiet, thank God. Things are still being ‘sweetened’ here. But what happened yesterday is awful beyond words. Do you think it was just an ‘accident’, a ‘security failure’? Please go and read THIS. There is a news blackout on a lot of the details […]

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Time to dance

Excerpt of Lesson 1:2, Likutey Moharan The main weapon of the Moshiach is prayer, which corresponds to the nose, as the verse says: “It is my praise to draw out My breath for you.”[1] That [i.e. Prayer] is the main life-source of the Moshiach. And all the wars he will wage and all the conquests […]

Tabula Rasa

All is good. The old blog has gone again…. And I’m waiting for God to show me what to do next, that won’t involve lashon hara, walking around with a critical, cynical eye all the time, or getting caught up in never-ending machloket or the pointless puppet show. Moving forward, this needs to be about […]