Wednesday, November 19, 2014
The world is absolutely upside down.
In a bad way. In a horrible way. In a frightening way.
But the insanity of it all still speaks to me of Redemption.
When the Moshiach comes, there will be small changes that will be big changes that will turn the world upside down again in the straightest best way ever and so maybe these upside down events and decisions and reports and lifestyles are just the turnings of the dial.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Saturday, November 08, 2014
Moshiach will be a small change that will make a huge difference.
People sometimes dismiss the whole concept because it seems too radical to envision flying on eagles' wings and all the world knowing G-d. But really, with all the technology that's escalating so rapidly, we CAN imagine it. 'Google Now' unites all the parts of my life and that reminds me of how achdus Hashem will be rampant throughout the world. One message you post on a social network and millions upon millions of people can receive it instantly. These are real things, part of our life, but we see em through Golus glasses. We outta see em through Redemption Lenses.
May the Beis Hamikdosh be built speedily in our days, amen!!
Sunday, November 02, 2014
The music is Hebrew. I'm in a Jewish land. I'm in the Holy Land, precious to G-d and precious to His people. A wave of joy and gratitude washes over me and I melt in its presence.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Today's Hayom Yom:
From a sicha of my father, after the conclusion of Shabbat Lech L'cha 5651 (1890): In the early years of his leadership the Alter Rebbe declared publicly, "One must live with the time." From his brother, R. Yehuda Leib, the elder chassidim discovered that the Rebbe meant one must live with the sedra of the week and the particular parsha of the day. One should not only learn the weekly parsha every day, but live with it.
OK FINE. I'LL LEAVE THE LAND OF MY BIRTHPLACE AND OF MY FATHER AND GO TO THE LAND OF ISRAEL.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
where the body embraces the soul
and the soul the body,
in the union of all opposites—
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
King Solomon, who was mystified by the meaning of the "four kinds," observed that the citron was a "tormented fruit." It remained on the tree all year round being subjected to all kinds of climactic
But so too in life do we find that the greatest people are those beset by travail and challenge, that the most balanced
personalities are forged by constant need to adapt to new climates and environments.
Sunday, October 05, 2014
I'll take that kind of year, thank you!
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Monday, September 29, 2014
My oh my I love these two and finally feel ready to "pass em on" as they've strengthened sufficiently in my core for the first phase, B"H. "The first danger has passed." teehee
Iyar 16, 5774 · May 16, 2014
In fact, the really big ones sometimes sneak through disguised as ugly monsters and vicious enemies. Otherwise, the guards at the gate would never let them in. These are the events optimists call “blessings in disguise.”
Here's how to fire the guards: Expand your mind, expand your world and sincerely rejoice in whatever G-d sends you. Then the blessings will feel free to enter in all their glory.
Liberate your Blessings
Iyar 18, 5774 · May 18, 2014
Stare it in the face and say, “I know you are not just a lousy day or bad luck. I know you are a good friend—even if for the life of me, I cannot determine how. I know there is only one Source of All Things, and nothing can convince me that evil descends from Above. Evil descends from the constraints of my perception. You are no more than a blessing in disguise.”
This blessing, if truly a great one, will not surrender its cover easily. You will need to hold your ground like a mountain against the sea. You will need a composure that demonstrates you meant every word you said. You need to surprise yourself with your own resolve.
And then you can turn over a world. A world that once distorted every blessing that squeezed through its gates will open wide. And the blessings that have already entered will sigh a breath of relief as one by one they discard their scary costumes.