Blue sky, grey sky

As I was lying in bed on Shabbat, watching the sky alternate between a brilliant Spring blue, and a gloomy, maximum-Winter grey, it struck me how the weather in this country is SOOOO holy. In the UK, where I’m from, the sky most days is…
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Moshiach’s Torah

I’ve just been listening to another amazing class by Rav Ofer Erez – and I simply can’t put into words how amazing his Torah is. For those of you who don’t know, Rav Erez is a colleague of Rav Arush, and a student of Rav Berland. His…
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Jerusalem Past

When my family got ‘frum’, when I was around 16, I started reading a whole lot of biographies and stories by interesting Baal Teshuvas. In nearly every case, Jerusalem had a starring role. People would be surfing, studying for university,…
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Like yourself

Have you ever had one of those days when you kind of feel like G-d forgot about you? Yes, He made you, He gave you life, and maybe even a husband and kids and a mortgage – but now He’s busy with the civil war in Syria, or ISIS in Iraq, or…
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Make a decision

I’ve just finished reading a book called: ‘I remembered in the night your name’, by Varda Branfman, and I really enjoyed it. A couple of things in particular caught my attention, one of which had to do with the author’s experience…
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It’s not a competition

You know, it’s just struck me how so many of us are so busy ‘competing’ for attention / kudos / success / popularity etc, that it’s making it really hard for us to appreciate what other people are actually trying to do to build the world.…