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My Big, Fat, Jewish, Lack of Emuna

So there I was, polishing up the latest infographic that I’m doing for the ‘Deeper Needs’ series over on the spiritualselfhelp website, when it suddenly struck me that God was showing ME what I needed to work on at the moment. The past…
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After the Headlines Have Faded

The last few months, any lingering love affair I still had with the news has died a fast death. I’ve been broadly ‘news-free’ for about 8 years, give or take, and I haven’t missed it all. But with the recent upswing in violence here…
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Geula, scare-mongering and pseudo-Torah

These days, I’m not really into the whole ‘geula’ breathless blogging thing. I was for years, and I used to have a cupboard permanently stocked with Tuna, couscous and other non-perishable food, for when ‘the end’ happened and Rami…
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“Can I buy Pepper Spray?”

That’s what my 12 year old asked me yesterday. Apparently, lots of the girls in her school now have their own canister, and my kid was up on all the different prices and sizes, and wanted me to get her a ‘1 ounce-er’. Apart from the…
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The Calm Before the Storm

After Wednesday’s twin terror attacks in Jerusalem, I went a bit weird and kind of shut down a little ( I know I’m not alone…) In one of the huge ironies of this week, I’ve been reading a book called ‘Does Stress Damage the Brain?’…
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This world is not the place of the Jews

One of the things that made a huge impact on me when I was reading The Unfinished Diary: A chronicle of tears was the author’s comments on why the Jews were suffering so much in the Holocaust. Writing in a Polish barn hideaway where he’d…