Finding Love in Unexpected (& Expected) Places
“Giving voice, communicating, is a sacred way to free love.”
The blog’s purpose is also to treasure the gift of language, the power of giving voice.
Jewish mysticism describes the infinite One Light shattering into fragments. These shards of divine Light and Love are often concealed. It is our sacred duty—the most important of all human tasks—to find and free these divine sparks, thus restoring unity… Read more
Most of the time, Rabbi Mitnick’s absorption was contagious enough to lead me back into the prayers from my brief distraction. I would dwell on one word in a prayer, its root coming into focus, or feel in my belly the longing in a psalm, tears filling my eyes.read more
The audiobook edition of The Tremble of Love will transport you! Guaranteed! Back in time and deep into your own heart. Go there. Get this audiobook for FREE, if you’re not yet a member of Audible. A great opportunity. If already a member, just one credit.read more
I learned very recently that I was selected to be one of the featured Indie authors this coming Saturday, October 14 at the Forbes Library in celebration of National Indie Author Day.read more
There are some aspects of living and loving that are timeless. One of these is prayer. On the holiest day of the year, an illiterate shepherd boy prays with his whistle and pure heart. Only then can the Shofar sound. No matter your faith, join me now on the holy...read more
One afternoon almost twenty years ago, alone in my apartment, I felt called by the Baal Shem Tov to write a book that would transmit his teachings, a book that I apprehended immediately was to be a vessel of Love.read more
In this interview you can listen to Ani and David discuss the inspiration for The Tremble of Love: A Novel of the Baal Shem Tov, how it is relevant to today’s world and more…read more
The children want to run away in fear, but Yisroel urges them to remain and to continue singing the niggun, the wordless melody he has taught them. Leaving the younger children in the hands of the older boys, Yisroel goes deeper into the forest alone.read more
The 13th century mystic poet Hafiz defined prayer as knowing the fire by feeling the flame and the water by bathing in the lake. He said you’ll never know a thing if you imagine how it feels, you need to feel it directly… So how is writing like praying no matter who...read more
When I was old enough, my mother showed me
a picture of her father she had shredded—
tucking the tiny pieces into her bra
to keep them hidden during The War.
My mother’s story is one of the most valuable gifts she has given me—in which she describes the most valuable gift her mother gave her, at a time when unfathomable despair—not invincible hope—might have been expected.read more
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