Shana Tova – and an apology

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In less than a week, it’s going to be Rosh Hashana 5783 – and I am feeling totally unprepared for it, spiritually.

The last couple of years, I feel I’ve been typing up a whirlwind, trying to figure out stuff, warn people, piece mysteries together etc etc etc.

Until recently, I really felt like I was working to some unknown deadline, that wasn’t giving me any peace.

The last few weeks… that has started to change.

Baruch Hashem.


So, I’m planning to take the next week off until after Rosh Hashana, unless there is something important to blog from Uman.

I need to get offline for a bit, just sit somewhere green and think for a bit, and try to get my own spiritual house in order a bit more, before the Yom haDin.

On that front, I want to sincerely apologise to any of my readers (and there are probably quite a few of you…) who I have upset, insulted or hurt this year.

Please forgive me.

At the end of the day, I’m a flawed human being who gets a lot of dissing, and sometimes, I diss back.

And sometimes, I also rush to judgment, and I judge harshly, and I let my own bad middot guide my writing a little too much, even when I;m trying to walk a more ‘kind’ path.

So, please forgive me, dear readers!

And in the merit of forgiving me for any pain I’ve caused you, whether accidentally or deliberately, may Hashem also forgive you, and grant you the most wonderous of wonderful years, in 5783.


I also wholeheartedly forgive everyone who has hurt my feelings this year, or dissed me, whether accidentally or deliberately.

JR and Nachum deserve a special mention here, and I want you gents to know that I forgive you both 100%, and I also ask you to forgive me, too, if I hurt you with anything I’ve written here (especially the stuff that was specifically aimed at hurting your feelings…;-))


And lastly, I’m sorry if I haven’t been responding to emails very much the last few weeks.

I’ve been very preoccupied with a million thoughts, and a billion Frankists.

BH, after a good week off, Rosh Hashana, and a new start, I will be a better email correspondent again.


Baruch Hashem, I am so blessed to have this blog, and so blessed by (most of…) the people who spend some of their precious time reading this stuff.

And I really feel as though together, we ARE changing things for the better.

I feel like our tolerance for others, for different opinions, for human frailty, our compassion for others, and a bunch of other very good things is starting to shine out more and more, both in the comments and the emails I get from people.

There is so much good out there, and within us, still.

Bezrat Hashem, 5783 will be the year when the good within finally transforms the bad without, all the dinim are finally sweetened, and Hashem will finally be openly revealed in the world, together with Moshiach Tzidkenu.



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4 replies
  1. charbit
    charbit says:

    Dear Rivka,
    I am a reader of your blog (from France) and I would like to thank you for all that I have Iearned from you.

    Chana tova


  2. Daisy
    Daisy says:

    And to you too, of course, Rivka, Shanah Tovah Umetukah

    So what’s with Rosh Hashanah: is your family heading to Uman once again? Or at least some of you?

    Wherever you are, lots of Brachot, may Hashem listen to your and all our Tefillot and finally free us from the awful Meshugas of this world – and I certainly don’t mean asking Hashem to bring us to the next one! Of course not: please Hashem, get rid of all the evil Meshigenes ruling the planet for the sake of Am Yisrael and all good people on earth! Amen.


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