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Who’s in control?

In some ways, I’m very lucky: My oldest daughter has been in difficult ‘teenager’ mode since the day she was born, so I’m actually used to being challenged, argued with, and forced to look at that side of myself I’d rather just ignore. The…
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The teenage showdown

We’re not going to get Geula with big speeches, or by sending out big, preachy emails to 4 million people telling them to dress more tznius ASAP, or else. We going to get redeemed by treating other people with more love and consideration,…
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Get Knitted

This year, I found the Nine Days pretty hard going and emotionally intense. To put it a different way, I was blubbing like a baby for almost a fortnight, and felt like I was getting hit with one emotional tsunami after another. I’d have…
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The whole world is about to flip

So, other people’s dreams are always really boring, I know, but bear with me because I had a ‘repeated’ dream yesterday, that I feel it’s good to share with you. The Gemara tells us that all dreams are generally considered to be nonsense,…
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Internet Burnout

Doing my internet work at the ‘hub’ for start-ups that the Jerusalem Council has very kindly located right next door to my house is giving me a lot of food for thought. When I first started going there, a couple of months’ back, there…
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“Did you hear about the Rabbi from Tsfat?”

That’s what my eldest asked me this week. Of course, I hadn’t because I don’t listen to the news or read papers, but I’m a very small minority in my daughter’s class, so of course all of her friends had heard about the rabbi in Tsfat,…