Safek can also be translated as "doubt."  It's most often a doubt over whether something is certain or not, that then leads to a question that needs answered.  It's the kind of doubt that can't just sit, that can't be ignored.  The term is most often used when there's a doubt about whether or not … Continue reading Doubt


Avraham Avinu, Father of Converts

They say Avraham is the adoptive spiritual father of all who convert.  After our new Hebrew names, we add "ben/bat Avraham Avinu."  I ponder this great and mighty man, the first who looked up at the sky and came to the conclusion that there was one G-d and that he would follow Him. I, too, … Continue reading Avraham Avinu, Father of Converts


Note - This post was originally published on the website It becomes a subtle flavor to your life, like the bacon grease your very non-Jewish grandmother used to use to cook everything in, always there in the background. Or, like the vintage fade to the old polaroid of you in a first communion dress, … Continue reading Discouragement