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Trigger warning

Trigger warning

No, really. I mean it. This piece will trigger you if you are even 10% human.

I haven’t been writing much this week, which is a good sign, I guess. It means that for those of us who don’t live near the front lines, life is slowly returning to some version of normal. Many businesses are still open shortened hours because of a lack of manpower, and there’s still the business of our community asking for volunteers – physical and financial resources – to help soldiers, soldier’s families, displaced families, massacre victims, etc. But the kids are in school, most of us are working (at least those of us fortunate enough to be able to) and life goes on.

Target

Target

When I woke up this morning and checked my phone, I was shocked to find that there hadn’t been any rockets fired from Gaza since 10:00 last night. In fact, the first alarm today wasn’t until after noon. I’m guessing that we must have done a reasonably good job at destroying their terror infrastructure. But maybe I spoke too soon. Buzz buzz buzz buzz buzz…

Boom. That was close. But we didn’t get any sirens.

And who is like Your people Israel, a unique nation on earth…

And who is like Your people Israel, a unique nation on earth…

I managed to get a few hour’s sleep. Not enough to function well, though. I’ve got to get more work done or this month is going to be hard in more ways than one. I check Facebook again to see if I can mark myself safe in the crisis – this will help lower the amount of people asking me if we are okay. I appreciate the concern, and it’s heartening knowing that so many people care about my welfare, but it’s hard to answer everyone. Facebook still hasn’t listed the war as an option and I am livid. There are ways of doing this that don’t have to be about “taking sides”, but ignoring the situation is abominable. Nope, still no option.

You Do as You Say

You Do as You Say

There’s been a lot of talk lately about a tiny little part of the brain called the amygdala.  Some have called it the monkey brain, others call it the primal brain – it’s the part of the brain which is responsible for our fight, flight or freeze response. ...

Vision

Vision

It is my life goal to inspire those who have become a part of my virtual family. So, as part of that goal, twice a week I post graphics and sayings to my social media accounts that I feel uplift and encourage.  One of those says, “vision is about more than what...

Resolving to be Less Perfect

Resolving to be Less Perfect

Perfection Paralysis.  As soon as you read the words, you know what I’m talking about.  We all suffer from it to some degree or another and around the Jewish holidays, it seems to get worse.  We know there’s something we need to do, but because we want...

Made According to His Will

Made According to His Will

Every morning Torah observant Jewish men and women recite a set of prayers referred to as the “morning brachot” or morning blessings.  It is a set of 14 blessings which thank G-d for the way He runs the world.  Some of these are more global in their focus –...

Penina Pareve

Penina Pareve

Food is a really big part of our lives.  Trying to live without it is impossible, but what we choose to eat can determine what kind of a life we live.  Choosing the “wrong” foods can bring a lot of physical satisfaction, but terrible consequences leading us...

Shabbat Derech Eretz

Shabbat Derech Eretz

The day after this coming Shabbat is the holiday of Shavuot. That means that this coming Shabbat is the Shabbat immediately preceding the holiday of Shavuot.  I know that's a no-brainer, but bear with me here... The Shabbat preceding each major holiday has a special...

It’s not a Hole, it’s a Train Station!

It’s not a Hole, it’s a Train Station!

There’s a lot of construction going on in Jerusalem; the city has been installing a light-rail train system to ease transportation congestion that has resulted from the unbelievable growth in population the city has experienced over the past decade.  In addition to...

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