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Don’t be a religious phoney

In the last one of this week’s posts, I want to take a look at the good that came out of my experience with the religious phoneys, because surprisingly, there has been a lot of it. The first good I gained from the whole experience is: It…
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God wants the heart

So, in the last post I was talking about how my superficially-frum bubble got burst last year, by a few people who looked 100% the part externally, but who were actually very far away from compassion, emuna, truth and a real understanding of…
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Welcome back, green jumper

A couple of days’ back, one of my kids came to me with a strange complaint: she was having troubles remembering stuff. She couldn’t remember what our last house looked like, what she’d just learned for an exam etc etc. First things…
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The Good Enough Mother

God always has a sense of humour: In the middle of me pulling together a huge mountain of evidence that ‘science’ is increasingly coming to the view that parental emotional neglect is at the heart of pretty much every mental and emotional…
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False Prophets

And how to spot a real one… There are many things that I loved about Rav Trugman’s latest book, ‘Prophecy and Divine Inspiration’, but one of my favourites was his discussion about false prophets – because in this time of geula blog…
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Alone

In recent years, every time we get to parsha Mikeitz, where Yosef HaTzadik is finally freed from prison, and finally gets to see what all his suffering, loneliness and pain was for, I find myself getting in a funny mood. You’re meant to find…