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I can’t seem to find the time to update this blog on top of the others, so to keep up with what I am up to please check out; Don’t Block Your Blessings project in my mom’s memory, the goal is to collect and present an online living library of stories, performances, light and love to a world in need of healing. Light of Infinite where I act as Your Spiritual DJ: Curating insights into the weekly Torah portion and the infinite light of Kabbalah. and Bancs Media – my production co. Slay Sonics my indie resource and music marketing platform… Continue Reading

Check out my Episode on Rabbi Peretz’s Podcast

I love writing, I love making music and I dig it when people dig into either, but speaking in public or doing interviews I generally shy away from, but when Rabbi Peretz asked me to be a guest on his Podcast before Rosh Hashana to talk about Don’t Block Your Blessings and the Light of Infinite .. I’m actually glad I agreed!✨ And only Rabbi Peretz could have gotten all these stories out of me;) Go listen to the reasons behind everything that I do. He’s such an epic and inspiring being so really it was fun to finally… Continue Reading

The Secret To Blessing

/:  This week’s Parashah, Naso, teaches us about blessings. It ties into my @thelightofinfinite and @DontBlockYourBlessings projects perfectly. Its focus is also on blessing with love. If you focus on others as you would yourself, then you will love yourself more and, by virtue of that, become love for others. יְבָרֶכְךָ֥ ה’ וְיִשְׁמְרֶֽךָ׃ יָאֵ֨ר ה’ פָּנָ֛יו אֵלֶ֖יךָ וִֽיחֻנֶּֽךָּ׃ יִשָּׂ֨א יְהוָ֤ה ׀ פָּנָיו֙ אֵלֶ֔יךָ וְיָשֵׂ֥ם לְךָ֖ שָׁלֽוֹם May God bless you and keep watch over you. May God make His presence enlighten you and grant you grace. May God direct His providence toward you… Continue Reading

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ℒᎾᏉℰ ℐꌗ Ƭℋℰ ᎯℕЅᏇℰℛ – Ahava (ah-ha-va)/אהבה/love. In Hebrew, the root word for ‘love’ is ‘hav’ which means “to give”. Loving is synonymous with giving — as real love is created. As The Beatles say, “The love you take is equal to the love you make.” You see this most clearly in the love a parent gives to their child. As a baby, the child’s existence fully depends on the parent giving of themselves at every moment. This tireless giving creates an attachment stronger than any other kind– profound, unconditional love. So the greater the giving, the deeper the love…. Continue Reading

‘Israelis and Palestinians are so wounded. We have two choices: we can either recognize our shared humanity and stitch each other up, or we can bleed it out.’

In the words of @henmazzig, “Israelis and Palestinians are so wounded. We have two choices: we can either recognize our shared humanity and stitch each other up, or we can bleed it out.” But just to give some perspective from the minority, Jews in a sea of a majority non-Jews, imagine if Hamas – backed and funded by Iran – shot one rocket into Washington, D.C.. Well, they have shot over 3,700 rockets from the Gaza Strip to my family and civilian areas all over Israel over the last few… Continue Reading

Antisemitism is being touted as a virtue

Antisemitism is being touted as a virtue. Being against Israel and against Jewish people is being likened to being against the police. Somehow #blacklivesmatter and #palestinianlivesmatter have been conflated and now it’s a fight for the people.  The irony there is that it’s the Jewish and Black struggle throughout history that have shared so much, and why MLK was so close with so many Jews who supported his movement.  This is frighteningly similar to Germany circa 1935 which as we know led to 6 million Jews being slaughtered. That of course… Continue Reading

fifth bday

I miss and love my mom so so much, it’s really crazy…. so as we approach Yom Ha’atzmaut that is the Bday I share with the State of Israel, here are some photos from my fifth bday;)

spiritualize reality

Just got to Miami with no specific purpose other than just being. Just trying to be fully present in every moment, positive in my own presence, and to elevate the present to spiritualize reality✨ . . . . . . . . ****Note: this photo is of me, not in MIA, but in JoshuaTree… mia tho from that which aims to distract….;)

In memory of Yehudis Chava bat Yakov Dov

“Tzedakah and acts of kindness are the equivalent of all the mitzvot of the Torah” – Jerusalem Talmud, Pe’ah 1:1. Where we are at now in the Torah, is a place where we are coming out of everything being taken care for us, being taken out of Egypt, the splitting of the sea, even our food (the manna), we didn’t have to do anything, as if we were children, because we are, the Children of Israel. We were just given everything. This parsha (Terumah) teaches us how to give and… Continue Reading

MLK AND PAVING THE WAY

When Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. asked Rabbi Everett Gendler to help in Albany, GA., Gendler replied, “Even though my furniture had not yet arrived, I felt the need to respond to Rev. King’s prophetic appeal to conscience.” He walked hand in hand with MLK and the Torah in Selma joined by one of my favorite Theologian/Poet/Philosopher, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. When Heschel was asked upon his return from the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights march with Dr. Martin Luther King, “Did you find time to pray?” he… Continue Reading

Salute to the Supervillian

A truly creative genius and prolific force. Salute to the Supervillian Let’s all take inspiration from him; don’t limit your imagination, or possibilities, or the universes that you create Words Create Worlds (and he was one of the best to ever do it!) #RIPMFDOOM ‘Livin’ off borrowed time, the clock tick faster … He sold scrolls, lo and behold Know who’s the illest ever like the greatest story told Keep your glory, gold and glitter’

Zusha sings for the last moments of her soul’s ascension

I still remember having to switch my flight to get back to DC being so scared that I wouldn’t make it in time to say bye to my mom for the last time. I freaked out and tried to think of what I could do to send her the message that I was running back when she wasn’t even speaking or reacting to anything at that time. I remembered our favorite artist/producer/singer is Idan Raichel and even though I probably wouldn’t be able to get a hold of him in… Continue Reading

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. My mom always had a positive outlook and judged everyone favorably, Reb Nosson speaks about this at length in Halacha Aleph in Likutei Halachot. I’ll be expounding on this in many ways in a new project I’m working on called @dontblockyourblessings in memory of my mother, and in memory of my kids moms Bubbie, who also had an incredible outlook and light about her, always showing love and uplifting everyone around her, just like my mother…. Continue Reading

All that we crave and need is love and support in its many manifestations

All that we crave and need is love and support in its many manifestations. My mom always gave me that, every song I made, every poem I wrote, every show I played. Her and my Savta and my entire Yemenite family were the inspiration for both Shemspeed (the label I started back in the day and toured the world with (Moscow, Sidney, Paris, London, Israel, Berlin, Ukraine and literally all over the states…) and the big inspiration behind my Sephardic Music Festival which ran for 12 years in NY and… Continue Reading