Two donkeys, representing the two moshiachs, walking down a steep mountain path

Rebbe Nachman explains the difference between Moshiach ben Yosef and Moshiach ben David Over Shabbat, I was reading one of Rebbe Nachman’s stories, which I realized is describing the difference between Moshiach ben Yosef and Moshiach ben David. I’m bringing an abridged version of it below, together with the commentary that goes together with it […]

Rabbi Berland in Givat Olga

BREAKING: The autistics just announced the identity of Moshiach ben David

The identity of Moshiach Ben David has been announced over on Can you guess who they said he is? You can see their messages for yourself, in HEBREW and ENGLISH, here: I have totally conflicting feelings…
Close up picture of a red herring head
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There is no such thing as 'aliyah bullying'

Why ‘aliyah bullying’ is just a massive red herring. For most of us who live in places where Chabad has a presence, we’ve got used to their ubiquitous little tables set up with tefillin, and the inspiring way they encourage so many Jews…
A seder meal of one text, on background of matzah
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Do Your Own Seder

A Seder Meal for One. The day before Seder, I had a breathless conversation with an older single I know whose ‘plans had changed’ last minute (as they so often seem to do with this person), who needed a place to go for the Seder meal. I…
An infographic showing 20 cognitive biases including confirmation bias
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Confirmation bias, and Rabbi Berland

Why 'confirmation bias' is such a big spiritual problem A long time ago, when infographics were still all the rage, I came across this infographic which clearly showed the 20 main ‘cognitive biases’, including confirmation bias. This infographic…
Picture of 6 quiz questions asking what's preventing people from making aliyah
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Take the quiz: What's stopping you from making aliyah?

What's stopping you from moving to Israel - take the quiz   (function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);;js.src='';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}(document,'script','playbuzz-sdk')); I…
Front cover of One in a Generation Volume 2
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Rav Berland predicted the Colombo attacks weeks in advance

How Eliezer ben Etia - aka Rabbi Berland - predicted the Colombo attacks. Over on, they just posted up a video with English subtitles where you can clearly here Rabbi Berland talking about Colombo, Sri Lanka, and urging his followers…