Just a Verse. Snow Queen.

Today is another day when I think that the decision I made a few months ago is the right one. Today, again, I am convinced it is. Why is it so hard to stick to it? Today. Of all days. On this cold one. With snow. Snow in my life again. Cold. Fever. Apathy. Like a…

Parshat ha Shavuah Verses – Vayigash

Gd is our every thought, every step we take, every mistake and every moment of glory. לג  וְעַתָּה, יֵשֶׁב-נָא עַבְדְּךָ תַּחַת הַנַּעַר–עֶבֶד, לַאדֹנִי; וְהַנַּעַר, יַעַל עִם-אֶחָיו. 33 Now therefore, let thy servant, I pray thee, abide instead of the lad a bondman to my lord; and let the lad go up with his brethren. Take me as…

No Change in 2017

World: All the same – death, terror, blood, tears Same in my life – my heart bleeding My soul crying – for what? Not for the happiness, just for the hope of its running shade

Just One Verse

A friend of mine just made Aliyah. Originally from Donetsk, she had to run to Kiev from the horrors of the war not wanted by anyone. There, she waited for permission to enter Eretz Yisrael. As an artist, a jewellery maker, a make-everything-myself lady, she settled in the best place for creative souls – the city…

Just One More

I wrote it a while ago. It is still true. It will always be.   I wish I could walk by the Walls of that City with you – hand in hand I wish we would hear the whisper of stones in its streets I wish you would take me to share the silence in…

Jerusalem Exhibition

Can we have hope or certainty in East or West or anywhere but in the one land full of gates that face the open gates of heaven? —Judah ha-Levi (1075–1141), Jewish poet and philosopher This Sunday I finally made it to the Jerusalem Exhibition at the Met  with the best group of people – my…

Sounds of Pain

I live in a big city. So big that when I leave work, there is no place on the sidewalks for us, pedestrians, running to the subway, bus, or train out of this mayhem. We walk and run on the road risking to end up under a car. It is so big that when I…

A Private Beit Midrash?

Right in the middle of ימים נוראים – Yomim Noraim I find myself thinking about a dilemma: on the one hand, I am totally excited to organize a beit midrash at my house and give the people an opportunity to learn in a non-threatening environment. On the other hand – this is something I am not able to share…

For the Love of Books

I love books! I love to read them, love to own them, and no matter how many new gadget-reading devices will pop up on our ever-changing technology market, I will not back up. Leave the books alone! They are eternal! That’s my motto. Maybe it’s because I don’t see well, or maybe because a good book is…

Happy?

Some time ago a friend of mine posted on Facebook “please define a happy relationship”. What a question! Does anyone have an answer? Looking back to the happiest days of my life, was I happy then? So we lived. In a hut with no water, no bathroom, no heat. Yet the happiest ever I would…

Verses Out Loud

I do not write poetry. I just don’t dare calling my little writings this way. What I write is just verses that come into my head once in a while, and sometimes need to be vocalized. Sometimes I have a soft smile, most of the times tears in my eyes, and other times gentle and quiet…

Back to Katamon. In my Dreams.

Looking at homes. Dreaming of living there. Looking back. Or forward? All I need is my own place. In Katamon.     Tu bi Av. A love day? A dream day? A Nachamu? No consolation for me. Not now. Not ever?