Seeing Jewishly

The upside-down tree of life I finally see within me: my lungs! Or rather, I don’t see them; I am reliant on what I learnt in biology classes and what I saw in the butchery my father owned – lungs of cattle Soft Squidgy Sliced up for sale as a delicacy… Like an upside-down tree […]

Aligning with Israel

I am enough. I am worthy. I am complete. I am everything. I am compassion. I am free. I am… I am of value to Rachel Imeinu finally came up as the shul grounds I entered. Yes. That’s it. I am happy that I have it now. I am a seed of Israel Returned; Reverted […]

South Africa: COVID Vaccination Conversations

Lockdown in South Africa remains on level 1 despite a new variant. What a relief! I think it marks a turning point in our COVID response narrative, in our COVID Vaccination Conversations suggests an assumption that we know what to do… After all, haven’t we been practicing it for eighteen months now? Prefer outdoor gatherings […]

Honour Your Father and Mother

Honour thy father and mother

Honour your father and mother. I have discerned, after much soul-searching, that reverting to Judaism is linked to the fifth commandment. People like me who ‘know’ that we are Jewish yet have no proof of Jewish identity to satisfy any Beth Din outside rabbinical Judaism remain; For reverts may not convert. To convert to Judaism […]

Is God Jewish?

No, God is nothing even beyond no thing for the world of nothingness is the first veil between Source and human beings a curtain It put up so as not to overwhelm the senses – God is nothing is as far as nature-science can take me As far as my powers of observation can reward […]

Elevating Saul who became Paul?

When praying I may ask the Father for guidance through my ancestor Rachel – an open channel of patient waiting for her children to own soul-identity remember and act upon finding shelter within Jacob’s tents allowing for each of his children a space to be at home in beauty and harmony living in community for […]

The Wall: The Abraham Accords

the western wall at the temple mount was built by the poor, the Jewish poor, who, being unable to afford hired labour, did the work themselves this is the wall that Jewish people weep at, the Gate of Tears, which according to tradition, is the only gate left open after the destruction of the Second […]

Jewish and Israelite Identity

Sukkot 5781: Sukkah

the sukkah i built during sukkot was a pictorial revelation of my soul’s purpose as an israelite; (so happy i was to find this alternative usage being used in my new morning prayer siddur in the blessing prayer called she’a’sani Yisrael: “Blessed are You, Hashem our Divine power, royal Guide of the Universe, who has […]

Rachel: The Diviner?

Beloved of the Soul Siddur: Soulful Prayers gazed at me from a display table at Kollel bookshop a daily morning prayer book written for people like me; an answer to my prayer for a siddur I could follow without anxiety about what bits I could pray and what sections I had to leave out when […]

Awakening the Moon

like locusts chowing africa’s crops so too malema and the eff; motherless these men seem to be completely ignorant of their ancestral gogos it is as though the sun through them burns too brightly scorching earth as they pass through by a third force taken over they are; one of their regional leaders said it […]