In the old days, I used to make plans to do a long hitbodedut every single day of a 3-day Purim heading into Shabbat – and sometimes, they even used to come off. But not, it seems, these days. I’ve actually been struggling with a lack of … [Continue reading] about There is no running away from God
It’s always the way of Adar, isn’t it? To keep us all running around, busy, busy. If we’re lucky, all we’re busy with is organizing costumes and mishloach manot and Purim seuda invitations, and running around to see our kids in Purim Shpiel … [Continue reading] about Busy, busy Adar
Almost the whole of Shabbat, it was pouring and howling wind in Jerusalem, with a fair sprinkling of thunder and lightning, too. These are the ‘late rains’ we pray for in our davening, until Pesach. And this year, God seems to be answering the … [Continue reading] about Rockets and rain
The last time I slept through the night in one shot, for an unbroken stretch of at least 7 hours, was more than 5 weeks ago. Since then, God has been waking me up every single night, usually at 4am in the morning. All of a sudden, boom! – I’m … [Continue reading] about Unravelling in Adar. Again.
This morning, I cracked open ‘Advice’ (the English translation of the kitzur Likutey Moharan) and I got to this, from the chapter entitled: Alien philosophies and ideologies: “The only true wisdom is the wisdom of the Tzaddikim. [Their wisdom] … [Continue reading] about True Wisdom