Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Kabbalah Kronicles 36 – All Good Things Must Come to a Kabbalah                                               by Uncle Zally / Zalman Velvel _____________________________________________   Writing a blog is fun.   It’s heartwarming to relate to an audience on an immediate basis. You write something that you care about, and readers write back and say they care, too.   However, [...]

Kabbalah Kronicles 35 – Kanine Kabbalah                                                    by Uncle Zally / Zalman Velvel ____________________________________   I pray early in the morning with my little dachshund, Peanut. When I start wrapping tfillin, he gets up from his doggy bed and waits by the door, tail wagging. When I open the door, he runs out barking.   What [...]

Kabbalah Kronicles 34 – Christmas Shopping with Jesus by Uncle Zally / Zalman Velvel _______________________________________   I arrived at Best Buy ten minutes before midnight, on Thanksgiving, hoping to avoid the crowds the following morning, known as Black Friday. Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year in America.   However, when I arrived [...]

Kabbalah Kronicles 33 – Talk to God, Zalman ! by Uncle Zally / Zalman Velvel _________________________________________   Picklepuss didn’t show up at klass this morning.   Already, Kabbalah was making me feel more “centered” and “peaceful.”   If you remember from last week’s blog, I vowed not to let Picklepuss ruin the fun in the [...]

Kabbalah Kronicles 32 – Journey to the Center of                                           Kabbalah with Picklepuss by Uncle Zally / Zalman Velvel __________________________________   At the end of a private class with the Rabbi, I asked, “What is the practical use of Kabbalah?”   He looked at me like I was nuts. Then [...]

Kabbalah Kronicles 31 – Friends in Low Places by Uncle Zally / Zalman Velvel ______________________________________   Today’s Kabbalah Klass started out in Lower Kabbalah Land, somewhere south of Heaven, and north of Lazazel (the Hebrew word for Hell, where the scapegoat fell off the mountain.)   Halfway through klass, I was sure there was nothing [...]

Kabbalah Kronicles 30 – Jello and Whipped Cream by Uncle Zally / Zalman Velvel ________________________________________   Today’s Kabbalah Klass contained only men, and there was total chaos and confusion … even more than the classes on love.   The Rabbi asked, “Do we really exist?”   We said, “Yes.”   We figured this was going [...]

Kabbalah Kronicles 29 – 4 Kinds of People By Uncle Zally / Zalman Velvel __________________________________   If you want to hear a grown man scream, tell me there are only _____ kinds of people in this world. Then fill in the blank with a number from 2 to 10.     My mother was obsessed [...]

Kabbalah Kronicles 28 – A Local Call to God   By Uncle Zally / Zalman Velvel ______________________________________   Before I travel to Israel, I ask friends back in the States, “Would you like me to say a special prayer for you while I’m in the Holy Land?”   Then I add, “Over there, it’s only [...]

Kabbalah Kronicles 27 – How To Make Humble Pie By Uncle Zally / Zalman Velvel _____________________________________   I am here in the Holy Land, the air invigorating my brain once again, and the Day of Atonement starts in two hours.     I’m looking at my face in the picture next to this writing, and [...]