Excerpt of a shiur given on Wednesday evening, 3rd Cheshvan 5784, to people from Ashdod. (October 10th, 2023). Everything in italics are direct quotes from the Rav. Lots of hints here, about what is really going on behind the scenes. ==== We are now also in exile, they are firing rockets upon us, they are […]

Both ‘sides’ are being controlled by the same people

Think of what is going on in Israel at the moment as a big game of chess. On the one side, there is 'Hamas Kasparov'. And on the other side, there is 'Israel Fischer'. They are moving their pieces around the board, they are 'doing battle',…

Hamas and the hostage dog

One of my friends summed it up like this yesterday: I've stopped watching the news as much as possible now. Even the 'good news' just makes me feel bad and nervous. Yup, that about sums things up at the moment. ==== I spent three…

Help required: The Lurie Legacy

I am trying to get hold of a full copy of The Lurie Legacy from 2004. I can't find it anywhere online as the full PDF, and none of the second hand booksellers seem to have it either - which is a little strange, as it's a popular book from 2004. Does…

“Christian Zists” and Freemasons

You know, there is a small amount of real truth starting to sprout in the world. I am not in 'full on writing' mode this week still, until we're done with the sheva brachot, (and btw, thanks so much for everyone's lovely brachot for the happy…

The day after

Yesterday, with Hashem's tremendous help, my daughter got married. These things are always fraught with emotions and 'stress' and ups and downs - even when there is no war and all the rest going on - but the last few weeks have been pretty…

Hidden things

Yesterday, I went to the evening prayers of the Rav, and he wasn't there. Someone thought he'd gone to Tel Aviv or something - but he had definitely left Jerusalem. This last week, the Rav's been keeping his comments after the evening prayers…