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A Letter From God about Why Your Life’s So Hard (& What to Do About It)

Dear Beloved Soul, We made a deal before you were born.  We made a deal that you would be in the final generation before Moshiach. We made a very difficult deal.  You wanted to get this over with already, to fix your soul, finally, completely, so that Moshiach could come. You wanted to stop coming… Continue reading A Letter From God about Why Your Life’s So Hard (& What to Do About It)

Emuna, Motherhood

How Gratitude Keeps Us From Despair (What to do when the kids fight over Bubblegum)

Gratitude is the net that keeps us from falling off the tightrope of life into the abyss of despair.  Okay, maybe it doesn't keep us from falling off the tightrope of life; we are bound to fall.  But it catches us, like those circus acrobats who do crazy tricks and slip every once in a… Continue reading How Gratitude Keeps Us From Despair (What to do when the kids fight over Bubblegum)

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Comparing Myself to Michal in “The Wedding Plan” (Movie Review)

Wow, I do NOT have her kind of emuna (faith), I left the theatre thinking after watching The Wedding Plan.  The kind to show up to a wedding without a groom, trusting that G-d will bring one. Quick movie summary: when Michal's fiance tells her he doesn't love her just weeks before the wedding, instead of… Continue reading Comparing Myself to Michal in “The Wedding Plan” (Movie Review)

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When Your Soul Feels Unworthy (Spooky Signs from the Universe)

The only point of life, really, I have come to conclude - is to complete your soul's mission.  Rectification. Ascension. Purification.  Learn the lesson your soul needed (or wanted) to learn. Take a step higher on the soul level.  Tikkun.  I love this word.  It means "rectification or fixing." Rewind to reincarnation. I grew up… Continue reading When Your Soul Feels Unworthy (Spooky Signs from the Universe)

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Thanking G-d for Life’s Bitter Lemons

I'm still drinking that spiritual lemon water from last night.  So my neshama (soul) is supposed to be great.  Interesting.  That's what's happening here.  And I'm supposed to thank G-d for all the lemons.  If you are completely confused, please read Lemon Water for Your Soul first then come back here. I've been contemplating a long time… Continue reading Thanking G-d for Life’s Bitter Lemons

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Lemon Water for Your Soul (What Rabbi Lazer Brody Said)

I came to the synagogue with anything but emuna.  I came with nerves about how we were paying for the speaker Rabbi Brody's team.  I came with nerves that no one would show up.  I came with nerves over who would say what when and where the podium would look best and whether the men… Continue reading Lemon Water for Your Soul (What Rabbi Lazer Brody Said)