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Back in the game

After a week of sitting here feeling sorry for myself, today the mood finally ‘broke’ and I am fighting back. [I wrote this article before I got a message - finally - that they'd actually figured out how my blog had been hacked, and fixed…
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Uman update

I just wrote a whole big post that deleted itself before I saved it. Here are the main points: Rabbi and Rabbanit Arush have made it to Uman. Around 2,000 Jews are still stuck at the border of Belarus, which is now starting to head…
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Running to God

As 'lockdown' draws closer, I'm feeling that there is nowhere left to run. Since Pesach, I've basically been trying to keep one step ahead of the Corona Fascists, and all their nefarious schemes for using COVID-1984 to impose their controlling…
cartoon of three monkeys with their ears, eyes and mouths stuffed with dollar bills
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The real war

It's not against COVID-1984, or against corrupt government officials. The real war to be fought here is against our own bad middot, and especially our tavot mamon. Ukrainians are notoriously stingy. Like, notoriously. We have been charged…
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The geula see-saw

This morning, the world felt like a really heavy place. I woke up, went to get some oatmeal and lentils from the Uman outdoor market (a place I never went to before, in the last 14 years of coming to Uman...) and the whole of Pushkina just…
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Pushed to the edge

The facemask fascism has now followed us here. If you read my blog on a regular basis, you'll know that I totally don't buy into all the propaganda around 'why we need to wear facemasks' - or all the propaganda about Covid-1984, generally. As…