For the last few years, I’ve kind of being playing softball with a lot of the bloggers, ‘rabbis’ and commentators out there. But after I read the latest message from Rabbi Aharon Stern, son of the famous kabbalist Rabbi Dovid Chaim Stern, and a mekubal in his own right, I realise that it’s time to […]

Red Light District
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Geula P*rn

Yesterday, one of my readers sent me an email with screenshots from another ‘story’ that belongs to the genre of Geula P*rn. In case you don’t know what Geula P*rn is, let me try to describe it. Much like p*rn itself takes something…
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There is no despair in the world

That's what I read, when I 'randomly' opened up a Breslov book called Hishtapchus Hanefesh. Here's a brief description of that book: "Hishtapchus Hanefesh is a powerful work dealing with prayer. Rabbi Nachman taught that tefilah is our…
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Do you need some help with 'stress relief?'

A billion, million years ago (aka, last week), I sent the draft of my new People Smarts book to get laid out. Two days ago, he sent it back to me, and I uploaded it to Amazon. Then I held my breath, to see if the only books they are banning…
Coronavirus
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Suffering is still optional

Despite the difficult situation we all find ourselves in with Coronavirus, suffering is still optional Day 20 at the Kotel today, and Baruch Hashem, there were a few more people there than yesterday – like maybe 18 women in the whole, massive…
Backshot of an orthodox Jewish man standing against the Kotel
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Taking your prayers to the Kotel

This morning marked the 18th day I walked off to the Kotel to pray. It's been raining pretty much non-stop for 5 days here in Israel, so it's hard to know how much the bad weather is keeping people away, but today -Shabbat - when I got there,…
Shadow of a man on the ancient walls of Jerusalem
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Defining 'lockdown' in Israel

Confusion reigns about what is actually happening. All week, Israeli officials have been hinting that we're going to go into a full-blown lockdown where Israeli Home Command will be delivering food straight to the doorstep, and people will…