Tag Archives: Faith

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 […]

God Wrestlers

I heard an interesting concept recently where Jews were referred to as “G-d Wrestlers”.  Those that wrestle with G-d.  We struggle, we question, we doubt, we lose faith, we come back, we return, we read and read, we analyze and read some more.  In last week’s Torah portion we see Jacob wrestle with an “angel” […]


It’s official! Last week we found out the actual date for our B’nai Mitzvah! April 25, 2015 This just made it so real.  It’s actually going to happen.  I will add a countdown meter to the blog just freak myself out even more. Classes last week got really interesting.  Our Rabbi has joined us for a […]

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 […]

Not Kosher Enough

So I DO have a half written post about Class in my “Drafts” and I will do my best to finish it tonight; BUT there’s something on my mind I’d really love to start a discussion about because I haven’t been able to shake it all day. I often think about the boundaries that exist […]

[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 […]