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A lot of judgment in the air

This Shabbat was pretty weird. First, ten minutes before it came in, someone I don’t really know called me up trying to invite themselves over for Shabbat. My first impulse was to try to accommodate them, but then I realized: I already…
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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…