My results

So, in my quest to get my health in check (It’s a Mitzvah) I’ve gotten some disconcerting news regarding my spine and neck. Now, before I get into the bad stuff, let me tell you the good stuff… Other than slightly elevated blood pressure, everything else internally is pretty healthy and the problems from my…

My Selichot speech

On Saturday, September 17th, Selichot, I will be speaking at our synagogue Congregation Rodeph Shalom on Teshuva at 8:00 pm before services begin. It will be an emotional time because of my past, but a beautiful one because of my present. I am not nervous because I love our congregation every last person in it…

A new booklet?

Shabbat Shalom all, I have written a rather long article here in the journey to Judaism section, and it has led to the decision to write a booklet on what I’ve learned, my views, my Jewish values, my family’s Jewish practices, and more. I honestly don’t know who it would appeal to in regards to…

We’ve completed our conversion!

I just wrote on completing our conversion as of yesterday, you can read more about it HERE. This is the first day of the rest of our lives as a fully Jewish family and the emotion is genuinely palpable in our home. It was truly a magical day for us and one that we will…

Excitement building and new Tallit in the works!

We are nine short days away from the final portion of the conversion process and we’re so excited. It has been an amazing journey of learning and growing, getting to know about the culture and peoplehood of the Jews, getting to learn about Torah, and growing close to Hashem. Throughout this year and a half…

Happy 4th of July

I’m just taking a moment here to wish everyone celebrating, a happy and safe 4th of July. On this independence day, I reflect on the nature of freedom and what it has taken for Jews and gentiles alike to have the freedom we have today. I’m contemplating the very nature of freedom, what it is…

Getting life in order

Lately, I’ve been exceedingly busy adding things to life that I’d neglected for a while. Working out, writing, Judaism and studies, my creative avenues (art, music, poetry), and the martial arts (which I’m in the process of forming something new for martial artists). Don’t think for a second I’d forgotten about this website, this is…

Change in conversion date and the Jewish Exponent

So, we found out the Mikveh was already booked full on the date our synagogue selected, so our Beit Din and Mikveh will be postponed until the end of July, just in time for my birthday! We’re still just as excited to see a point in which our conversion journey comes to fruition and we…

Final conversion dates

It’s finalized after a year and a half of study, practice, diligence, and emuna, the date is officially set for the beit din and mikveh for my family’s conversion. During this time I’ve read dozen upon dozens of books, took two classes to completion, and only missed two Shabbats throughout the duration. My family is…

Happy last day of Passover

Chag Pesach Sameach and Shabbat Shalom! We’re reform, which follows Israel’s cue on 7 days of Passover, so it’s the final night of Passover festivities and we’re celebrating the Feast of Moshiach with a large meal. Tomorrow day is the last tidbit of Passover, however, with it being our last dinner during the holiday, we’re…