Teshuvah is listed as one of seven things created before the universe because without it the universe could not endure.
The Jewish Year
There is truly nothing
Heartfelt Teshuva cannot do.
On Tu B’Av maidens dressed in white
borrowed robes with flowers in their hair,
dance in the fields under vines until night.
Jerusalem, no more do you cast your light.
No more a pinnacle of joy in men’s eyes,
Your days are drowned with night.
Illusion ceases to play its game when you can grab it. Its whole power lies in its inability to be grasped.
Exile – What can we do about it? What’s does exile mean? Expulsion from one’s native land by authoritative decree. The Gemara says, “There was no more tragic a time than when Hashem told Moshe Rabbeinu, ‘I hide My face on that day’ [in response to Klal Yisrael’s wayward behavior].” Rabbi Moshe Silberstein says, “Human suffering […]
Entertainment picks beckon
The taste suddenly ashen
Why It’s Still Burning They were walking in front of me, On the way to shul. They were all dressed up, Heeding each fashion rule. I could just imagine Their kind of talk. All the latest gossip Would take up their walk. Undoubtedly judging others, like: “That one could use tips!” Divrei Torah? Far from […]
Layers of soot and smoldering ash coat every alley.
The Third Temple,
Shining above us
Like a distant star