6 Years

Last Friday, my calendar popped up a notice.  It had been 6 years since the day I had decided to convert.  I had miscounted and all this year I had been thinking it was 7.  Somehow, 7 seems so much longer than 6 and I was comforted by that idea.  That day, I was overrun by work and then with other worries that make it … Continue reading 6 Years

The Power of Knowing Your Why

The book of Numbers has another name in the Talmud…the book of complainers.  It’s a pretty apt description since it isn’t long into this book before the Jewish people begin complaining.  They’ve been in the desert a long time, wandering.  The exciting miracles and sparks of inspiration have dimmed and are more in the past.  They begin to think of Egypt and their memories aren’t … Continue reading The Power of Knowing Your Why

A Shabbos Wedding Anniversary…and Sad Memories

This past Shabbos was our 5th wedding anniversary.  I made my husband his favorite pie and, before Shabbos, his mother and stepfather called and sang us a “happy anniversary” song.  Beyond that, that was all that marked the occasion.  I found myself sadly transported back to 5 years ago in my heart and mind, again reliving the circumstances under which our marriage began. We’d already … Continue reading A Shabbos Wedding Anniversary…and Sad Memories

What I Wish More People Knew About Conversion Candidates

It occurred to me that this might be a good post to write.  Despite the fact that converts have always been a part of Judaism and that most communities have many, in most communities I’ve lived in, conversion remains for most people a kind of secretive process and there’s a lot of misconceptions about it.  To that end, here is what I wish more people … Continue reading What I Wish More People Knew About Conversion Candidates