Tag Archives: Tradition

Remember me?

Remember when I said I was going to blog about my journey to Bat Mizvah? Remember when I would blog through all my Elul mediations, highs and lows? Well, it’s near the end of Elul already so  I’m here to tell you that between the Bat Mitzvah journey, a career change, divorce, leadership training, births, […]

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 […]

ELUL 5 – Keep on Meditating!!

I’m almost embarrassed to admit how beat up I feel and it’s only Day 6! So to keep it positive, I would like to share a couple of topics that have been really moving so far.  Having guides from my Rabbi has been super helpful.  I am very easily distracted when trying to meditate, so […]


Day One.  I said I wouldn’t write for every day of Cheshbon Hanafesh but Day 1 of ANYTHING you have committed to do is going to be an intense day.  Day 1 is a day worth sharing.  Today I read to basically accept that there have been wrong doings.  That the first step in teshuvah […]


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 […]

So What’s the Story?

What’s the deal with me now? Where am I? It should be interesting to look back two years from now and see where I was when this journey began.  So I want to establish my current state of spirituality, level of observance, and what journey has brought me here today. As mentioned in the ABOUT, […]