Tag: Torah

There is No Hypocrisy in Recovery.

A friend from work came to my home for dinner Friday night (Shabbat). She gave me twenty minutes notice but I was so happy to have a guest. I made a beautiful party table for the two of us, lit my two Shabbat candles, and started gathering salads. I opened a can of black olives Read More

Hate Crime at Jerusalem’s Gay Pride Parade. 30 July 2015.

Yesterday, the city of Jerusalem (the Jewish side, of course) hosted their 12th Annual Gay Pride Parade and a horrific hate crime was committed. Haaretz news reported it this way: In the midst of Jerusalem’s Gay Pride Parade on Thursday, a “religious” Jew stabbed six people. The assailant was apprehended and it quickly became clear Read More


We had a customer service fiasco at the clothing store yesterday, and I realized that my job is tenuous: one severe customer complaint and I could be unemployed. The incident put Yirat Shemayim in my face. I admitted that I hate being poor. I am poor because I’m not working a full-time job anymore, nor Read More

Memories of Israel: Ascent. 10 June 2012.

Tzfat, 10 June 2012. Tonite Sara walked me to a Torah class at Ascent, a Chabad youth hostel. The class was very basic and the teacher was very young; but he made some good points that I personally needed to hear. For example, he said that if you have the goal that you want to write a book Read More

A Jewish Lesson About Prayer.

Today’s post is about something that I had to unlearn because I was not raised in an observant Jewish home, with Torah values. This is just my personal experience; I am not making any kind of blanket statement for anybody else. What happened: In probably 1974, when I was 7 years old and in 3rd Read More

Admin. I know where I’m going.

An ancient text states “The end is inserted into the beginning.” I chose my path with my very first post. Narcissism. Grief. Recovery. Yiddishkeit. I have finished blogging about Narcissism and I have finished blogging through Grief. Now it is time to move to Phase Two, Recovery and Yiddishkeit. I hope to post about empaths, Read More

I Really Miss David.

I really miss David. He is the one friend, no, the best friend, no the dearest friend who would make me feel so confident 48 hours before I face Driftwood in court. 40 second recap: My ex-husband, Driftwood (narcissist), is required by law to buy me out of our former marital home. I offered a very reasonable Read More

Ein Yeush BaOlam. אין ייוש בעולם

Ein yeush BaOlam. There is no despair in the world. -Rebbe Nachman of Breslav (1772 -1810 CE) How can anyone claim there is no DESPAIR in the world? Are we not all suffering? Are we not all carrying psychological burdens and physical scars? Or is it physical burdens and psychological scars? Rebbe Nachman contends that Read More

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