Often I’ll see people say ‘oh don’t bother engaging with the bigots, they’re too __ to understand’. Sure, there are many out there who just say bigoted crap to get a rise out of people. But there are many who come from a place of ignorance and genuinely don’t actually understand all the nuances. StayingContinue reading “Fighting ignorance”
There are blessings for natural phenomena, for rainbows, the ocean, things of beauty large and small. The blessing for lightning is particularly interesting, as it translates as: Blessed are you, Lord our God, King of the Universe, Who performs the work of creation. בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה’ אֱלֹקֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, עוֹשֶׂה מַעֲשֵׂה בְרֵאשִׁית Electricity as theContinue reading “Nature and God”
Can’t wait! All this interminable lockdown with small children means I’m longing for the holiday of a lifetime. I’m lucky I can get out to work! Definitely need a few weeks there. Probably basing ourselves in Tel Aviv תל אביב and doing day trips. Small people need a bit of stability and in my experienceContinue reading “Visiting Israel”
Internal division. Highly likely that this will expedite the downfall of Judaism.
Central part of Jewish identity
Where to start?