Chassidus

Chassidus isn’t just for the books – it needs to come to life. Join us as we discover how to bring the text to reality, and implement it in out daily lives.

When Beauty is Shattered

I wrote this years ago, after a tumultous time in my younger life. It’s the most personal and soul-bearing thing I’ve ever written, so it’s been hiding in my diary since then.

Today a friend inspired me to share it, because many of us have had the same experience, in one way or another, and […]

I can’t wait until I can’t imagine life without you

The Baal Shem Tov said that a soul, in addition to keeping the Torah and mitzvot, may descend to this world and live for 70 or 80 years just to do a favor for another in the material or the spiritual realms. Each and every person has a purpose, a role, and a meaning […]

The Longest Experiment of My Life

Sometimes I get the feeling that my days are like a never-ending loop of the same day-to-day routine. Wake up, get ready for gan drop-off, drop off, grocery shopping, laundry, dishes, etc. While on the surface, my schedule looks the same, the underlying experience is very much like an experiment.

As much as I like […]

A Window to the Desert

I love painting in the desert.

The desert is
Vastness.
Serenity.
Simplicity and calm.
Landscape opens, so do the minds.
Let go of clutter, enter light.
Maybe we can receive the Torah. Again. Here.
Or Hear Hashem in the wind.
So I sit and breathe it in. Gulp it in can’t get enough.
And I paint it out. And hope to carry it with […]