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, they … [Continue reading] about Acceptance
A few years' back, I discovered that it's a big mitzvah for husbands to buy their wives jewellery before a major Jewish holiday, like Rosh Hashana, Pesach or Shavuot. I'm very machmir (stringent about keeping mitzvahs), so I told my husband to … [Continue reading] about This year’s bracelet
You're about to find out! First, Rav Ofer Erez has just started a new, dedicated website at: www.ofererez.com - and I highly recommend a visit. Discovering Rav Erez's classes and books definitely counts as one of notable highlights of my … [Continue reading] about What does Rav Ofer Erez and the mafia have in common?
So we're in the week of Tiferet in the Counting of the Omer, which is variously translated as 'splendour', 'truth' and most notably for today's post, 'balance'. Whatever day we're up to in the Omer, the essence of that day always translates into … [Continue reading] about In search of a sense of balance
One of my 'big things' is that I'm always trying to find the messages God hides away in the various circumstances of my life. Nine times out of 10, I do a pretty good job of working it out, but there's the odd occasion when I simply have no idea … [Continue reading] about Unclogging the pipes