Sanhedrin 98a tells us when the gate of Rome falls for a 3rd time, it won’t be rebuilt. Lots and lots going on at the moment, isn’t there? Both personally and nationally, the Nation of Israel is being shaken all over the place. It’s that time described in Sichot HaRan by Rebbe Nachman, when we […]

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Vote 'Gimmel'

I'm usually totally a-political on this blog (or even 'anti' political). However, after the last election in Jerusalem, when we nearly had a radical, anti-religious, Meretz-backed mayor come into office, I realised that it's important to vote…
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"See if a male has ever given birth"

Jeremiah's Prophecy of Messianic Times tells us to 'ask and see if a male has ever given birth.' In the last post, I touched on the reference to Jeremiah’s prophecy of Messianic times, 30-35, that apparently inspired the Armenian Church to…
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The Vilna Gaon and Moshiach

The Vilna Gaon was really into the Moshiach and calculations of 'End Times'. There’s a book exchange station next to the bike path in the German Colony, and because it’s arguably the most Anglo neighborhood in Jerusalem, I often find some…
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A vote for Mr Evil

The Israeli elections seem be a choice between Mr Evil, Mr Eviller, and Mr Evillest Three weeks ago, my husband snapped his Achilles tendon whilst playing tennis. Baruch Hashem, it’s on the mend, but in the meantime I’m ferrying him backwards…
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Jewish slave girls, Jewish mobsters, and the Takana in Latin America

What's really behind the Takana against accepting new converts in Latin America? The answer will shock you. Two days ago, I had a phone call from one of my contacts in Latin America, who tipped me off that I should look a little more closely…
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Rabbi Berland pulls the plug on the autistics

There are going to be no more Facilitated Communication messages As you know, if you've been with me for a while, I've had a very convoluted relationship with the autistics over the years. I won't rehash all the history - I'll stick the…