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Feeding the gorillas

Last week, my husband decided he needed to get a phone that would let him send texts (but nothing else…) which sparked off a frantic round of ‘musical mobile phones’ in my family. When the music stopped, I’d ended up with my daughter’s…
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Third time lucky with Perek Shira

Around Purim time, a good friend of mine suggested that I should start saying Perek Shira for 40 days, for my husband. After our ‘Meaning of Life’ tourist attraction in the Old City sank without a trace at the end of 2014, taking a large…
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Think for yourself

A little while back, I was talking to someone who’d just been given some pretty shocking ‘advice’ from one of their spiritual advisors. The ‘advice’ was shocking for a few different reasons: 1) They hadn’t actually asked for it; 2)…
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A Tznius Call-to-Action – Part 4

You could sum up all the different things we’ve been learning this week about what’s causing the breakdown in tznius, and in our marital relationships, like this: Many people today are walking around disconnected from the ‘real them’,…
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A Tznius Call-to-Action – Part 3

So in the last post, we set out that when women dress and act provocatively, it’s usually because they’re looking for attention on the street, to make up for a lack of positive attention in their home environment. We also touched on that…
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A Tznius Call-To-Action – Part 2

Moving past the blame game As the previous post touched on, the lack of tznius behaviour and dress on the religious Jewish street is highlighting the fact that a lot of things today are very messed up. It’s crazy that frum matrons are…