The Fall

The fall is for the sake of the ascent. Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, Likutei Moharan II, 12 When the profundity of the world escapes you, search even more diligently for God. The destination, after all, is the journey. When darkness overcomes, lack of inspiration creeps in, and the mundane overwhelms your sphere of existence, remind… Continue reading The Fall

Light and Dark

In our most trying times, we must always strive to see the light. Rabbi Nachman wrote: Inevitably you must encounter all kinds of difficulties and setbacks. You will fall down many times before you can enter the gates of holiness. Even the greatest Tzaddikim have gone through all this. There are cases when a person… Continue reading Light and Dark


When Rosh Hashanah came around, I knew we were headed into a year of revelation. Of what, I wasn’t sure. But I knew… And sure enough, on Erev Rosh Hashanah, it began. You can say it began a long time ago; it’s true, it did. But this was the beginning of 778 terror attacks from… Continue reading Fire