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Personal Theology Statement

It’s about time I share it! Never has my voice been so shaky or my nerves been so rattled while speaking to other people!! I knew I was nervous about sharing my deep thoughts, about how LONG my statement seemed to be, and about others’ reactions but my voice SHOOK.  I am a pretty social […]

the deep and the heavy

I know I’ve been very quiet. this does not mean i haven’t been super busy, but it does mean I missed a few classes.  I returned last week and tonight got heavy… I’ve mentioned that class has been taking time to study theology.  We’ve been reading the Gillman book and breaking into Chavruta partners.  I’ve […]

Fuzzy Boundaries

So the class we joined the past few of weeks was called The Fuzzy Boundaries of Jewishness:  Ancient and Modern The class discusses the boundaries of Jewish identity and how it traces back to Antiquity and how it is still an issue today.  Hence, “Ancient and Modern”.  During the first week, I was fascinated by […]

[Exhales] It’s Over….

what a month! It seriously felt like every single Jewish holiday EVER landed in September this year.  Just as I would gather thoughts for a blog entry, I would be swept away into a new frame of mind, new thoughts, and new menus.  Thus, there’s been no blogging and we go “back to school” this […]

Here it Comes – 5774

What were my expectations for last night? Let’s point out that I have two categories to discuss: The Spiritual and The Political Logistics. Spiritually, I have been incredibly excited about Rosh Hashanah coming up.  I was really proud of myself for committing to taking Cheshbon Hanafesh seriously and actually following through. (I only chickened out […]


An Accounting of the Soul. Today is the first day of the Jewish month of Elul.  Elul is the month that leads up to Rosh Hashanah and the Yamim Noraim (High Holidays).  Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur can be SO intense that it makes sense that Tradition tells us to take the entire month beforehand to prepare mentally […]