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Kneeling to the Baal

Does all this 'taking the knee' stuff sound familiar to you? Cos it sure as heck sounds familiar to me. In biblical times, whenever the nation of Israel was going to go out to war, there would be a selection process whereby those that had…
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The first cracks in the 'psak din' against Rav Berland appear

Well, it looks like things are already moving. This morning the bhol haredi and rotter ‘news’ sites carried a story that the former head of the Tel Aviv –Yaffo Beit Din, Rabbi Nissim Ben Shimon, had published a strong letter decrying…
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The Second Trimester

I went to Hevron today, BH. They closed the road through the tunnels into Gush Etzion, so I had to take the long way around via Beitar. I had a strong urge to go, so I wasn’t going to let a pesky matter like the Israeli police get in the…
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True happiness

I've been struggling with the whingy blahs a bit this week. It's ok, it's normal, it's human. But, it's also not so helpful to keep that state of mind for long, because it very quickly spirals down into apathy and despair, and when that…
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Just a massive conspiracy theory

Remember this, from August 29, 2019? Reposting now, as it just seems so apt. ==== We're entering a period of time where fact is going to be revealed as being far stranger - and more disturbing - than fiction. What can I tell you? I’m…
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The Great Reset

I spent a lot of today on the beach with a good friend (and her baby son) who got cabin fever from being locked down for 3 months. She is a 'beach' person (or at least was, in her former life, before making teshuva and having a lot of kids…