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The exile of the soul

I seem to be going through a pretty heavy time at the moment, spiritually. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, some years it feels like every day of the Omer is an ordeal you just have to get through, and learn the lessons from. Some years…
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More effort, or more prayer?

So, about three months ago, I wrote the draft of a book about how to talk to God and fix your mental and physical health. I tweaked it, rewrote it, tweaked it some more, then started contacting literary agents to see if anyone might be interested…
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Nowhere and everywhere

I was talking to my husband a little while back (hey, that still happens occasionally, BH) when he mentioned that he was still feeling a little ‘out of place’. Despite his attempts to blend in by wearing black and white, my husband’s…
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Out of the Box

A little while back, my oldest daughter decided to get what’s called a ‘rasta’. As you might have guessed, it’s the usual sort of dumb teenage idea about taking a bit of your hair, wrapping all this coloured cotton etc around it; tying…
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Acceptance

The last little while, I’ve been hearing lots of stories from lots of people with a common theme: people are being tested to cracking point in a particular area (or more usually, five areas at once); they pray, they up their mitzvah ante,…
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“Is she God-fearing?”

So, you remember my sceptical husband was encouraging me to go straight to the top, halachically-speaking, to get approval for all the JEMI stuff I’m trying to do (emotional healing; emuna medicine; energy medicine – whatever takes your…