wall with world peace written on it
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The Path of Peace

Maybe, the State of Israel should take a leaf out of Martin Luther King's book. I’m in the middle of reading the autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr, the great black civil rights leader, who was assassinated – probably by one of the…
seashell by the shore
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Putting my head in the sand

I'm starting to realise that putting my head in the sand may be good advice. Yesterday, I got the same message in three different ways. Once was from the husband, who told me that he thinks I’m getting distracted from what I should be doing…
haredi man standing facing the Wailing Wall
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Mourning the destruction

What is Tisha B'Av really all about? The last few days, I’ve been in a funny mood – you might have noticed. I’ve been feeling frustrated, angry, even a little bitter, that despite so much effort, I’m going into yet another Tisha B’av…
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The Tree of Mercy

In our prayers, we ask God to save us from the 'Medina of Gehinnom'. I think I'm starting to figure out what that's really referring to. On Sunday, I stuck an overnight bag in the car, unplugged my laptop and drove up to Kadita, a small…
cartoon of three monkeys with their ears, eyes and mouths stuffed with dollar bills
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What Moshiach?

What's really stopping us from seeing the truth? I was discussing with my husband why so very many people, including 'big' rabbis, just don't seem to want to see what's right in front of their eyes at the moment, or to hear anything about geula…
Close up of the Statue of Liberty
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The 10 Plagues of America

Plagues of rats, swarms of locusts, killer hail and tar bubbling out of the payment - what is going on in the USA? Last week, I was browsing the incredibly anti-semitic SOTT website – which I wouldn’t have to do, if any of our mainstream…