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continuation of my food struggle

continuation of my food struggle

If any of you are interested in what my latest attempt to lose some of my weight is, feel free to read my post HERE but please promise not to roll your eyes or smirk 😂

The holiday of Purim

The holiday of Purim

Tonight starts the celebration of Purim, the Jewish carnival. But the day is way more than just a regular carnival. Every ritual is laced with meaning and infused with spirituality. We are fasting today; the fast of Esther. If you know the story of Purim, […]

Virtual gastric bypass

Virtual gastric bypass

I know It’s been a long while since I updated of my food progress. Those who followed my PSE treatment this is the latest. I finished the drops she gave me but have since not gone back. I do not see any improvement in my […]

The Jewish holiday of Lag BaOmer

The Jewish holiday of Lag BaOmer

Today is the Jewish holiday of Lag BaOmer. If you live near Jewish communities, you might have seen bonfires, parades and hear lots of music. We are celebrating the Jahrzeit (anniversary of death) of the biblical sage Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, the author of the Zohar, the holy book […]

Pidjon Haben-redemption of the firstborn son.

Pidjon Haben-redemption of the firstborn son.

A pidyon haben, or “redemption of the firstborn son,” is a ceremony wherein the father of a firstborn male redeems his son by giving a kohen (a priestly descendant of Aaron) five silver coins, thirty days after the baby’s birth. -chabad.org For the exact reasons […]

Tu-b’shvat: New year of the trees

Tu-b’shvat: New year of the trees

As it’s 30 minutes before sabbath, I can only write extremely briefly about this holiday. The Holiday which celebrates the new beginning of the fruit-bearing cycle begins tonight. It’s the 15th of the Jewish month of Shevat. It’s our custom to celebrate it by eating […]

(food struggle) Irritable bowel syndrome

(food struggle) Irritable bowel syndrome

If you have read my previous entries, you know that I’m in the middle of a treatment called PSE. I’m taking drops every day to unfreeze my emotions. I’m still taking them but besides crying a lot, I don’t feel much of a difference in […]

G-d knows what’s best for us.

G-d knows what’s best for us.

I just reread my last blog entry. I remember that night. The heartfelt prayers by the holy candles, wishing for clarity and a solution. I’m so glad to be able to tell you that our prayers have been answered. My son was accepted into a […]

My prayer for the 8th night of Hannukah

My prayer for the 8th night of Hannukah

It’s the 8th night of Hannukah. It’s written in our holy books that on the last night, you can ask G-d for anything you need. It’s an auspicious time for prayer and prayer requests. I am sitting by the menorah, together with my husband and […]

(Food struggle) Progress of the PSE treatment

(Food struggle) Progress of the PSE treatment

Quite a bit has happened in the last few weeks. I have been taking the drops religiously from October. The first few weeks I saw no significant change. Then I started getting some weird symptoms. One fine day I woke up and felt the room […]