"The more I see, the less I know."
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Sunday, August 21, 2016
For many years Rabbi Sholom DovBer of Lubavitch suffered from ill health, compelling him to undertake many trips to various European healing centers to consult with medical specialists.
On one such occasion, a professor-physician who had examined and interviewed the Rebbe categorized his ailment in the following manner: the heart craves something that is beyond the capacity of the mind, and the mind understands more than the heart can bear…
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Thursday, August 04, 2016
Sometimes, when you're walking down the street, maybe even trudging, just doing what you gotta do, you pass a rock and think "Oh wow what a perfect rock to rest on!" and then you tell yourself no, you must move on, and so you move on, and then you think "wait, Hashem put that rock there for me!" so you go back and rest, and get energy for your walk, and share it with others so they too can get energy.
Monday, July 25, 2016
Friday, July 22, 2016
Will they say that while she was everywhere, she was really nowhere?
Did everything but nothing?
Plowed, planted, even reaped but never tasted her crops?
Will she taste her crops only once she goes?
Will they say of her, when she goes, that everyone knew her but nobody did?
That she smiled, laughed, joked and cried with all but always all alone?
Will they miss her if they never had her?
Will the world miss her if it never had her?
Will they say of her, when she goes, that she finally found her place and her home?
It's good to cry.
It's good that I am crying.
It's OK to be crushed.
It's good to be crushed.
It's good that I am being crushed.
It's OK to be overwhelmed.
It's good to be overwhelmed.
It's good if your overwhelmedness makes you feel crushed and makes you cry, cry out to G-d.
Monday, July 04, 2016
(from an article by the brilliant r' aron moss )
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Friday, June 17, 2016
"That's cool. Well, that's cool and that's not cool."
"Whatcha talking about? What's cool and not cool?"
"Well, it's cool that you stick to your religion but it's not cool that you lose business over it."
"Hey, if I believe in G-d enough to listen to His rules, then I definitely believe He's not gonna make me suffer cuz of it."
(chuckle) "You're right."
Monday, June 06, 2016
"You have to begin with the knowledge
that there is nothing perfect in this world.
Our job is not to hunt down perfection and live within it.
It is to take whatever broken pieces we have found
and sew them together to create beauty."
Oxygen for my soul.
Friday, May 27, 2016
Bose headphones and Alaska and loud music in my ears,
Stuffed Koby and a wooden desk and movies of good tears.
Words to write up any day, moment or mind-shift,
Smiles, jokes and inner rock for every mood to lift.
I'm blessed in my hunger, on my blankets and my all.
And I've just been reminded every leap comes from a fall.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
If it was golus, we'd argue over time zone truths, secretly at best, openly and ferociously at worst.
But it won't be golus, so we'll all happily, peacefully and gracefully agree without anyone feeling rejected or compromised.
O how sweet Redemption will be. How very sweet indeed.