In English, the words ‘make’ and ‘earn’ are synonyms: “How much does he make?” = “How much does he earn?” In Lashon Ha-Kodesh, the word ‘make’- ‘Aseh’ is synonymous, not with ‘earn’, but with ‘do’. We don’t ‘earn’ our livelihood; objectively we deserve nothing. Rather, we do what we can, we make an effort-hishtadlus, and Read more
the spiritual dimension
I always have trouble this time of year. We’re in the infamous ‘nine days’, Tisha b’Av is around the corner. I know it’s a time of mourning, and as a Jew with a long-eyed view of history, I know there’s plenty to mourn about. That’s not the problem. My temperament’s not the problem either. Melancholia Read more
The game stays the same. The things that test you change, but The game stays the same. Know there’s only One. Be in it but above it. That’s the Narrow Bridge. Even when you fall, And you will, it’s part of life, Just get up again. Don’t beat yourself up. Though that’s Read more
Coconut and Salmon met along the tide. “Foolish fish,” said coconut, “come join me for the ride. “I’ve traveled for so many miles, and all I get is love and smiles, “The moment I dropped off the tree, “they just can’t get enough of me. “You flip and flop, are snared by bears, “And in Read more
The problem’s galus. The solution’s geula. Simple, isn’t it? The problem’s galus. The solution’s geula. Easy to forget.
It feels funny telling people that Lag b’Omer is my favorite holiday. I mean, officially it’s not even a holiday at all. It has no ‘halachos’, other than not saying tachanun, and it doesn’t even have the traditional signature foods that give the Yomim Tovim so much flavor. But, what can I say? There’s just Read more
The ball was coming the boy’s way.
Of course we want Moshiach / We have waited so many years / But how does one express this? / How should one show he cares?
And on this Pesach, may the mouth speak light.
Look out the window and know that the space in front of you is infinite.