Summertime Sadness


I was planning to write a post about the conflict in Gaza, but for whatever reason I’m more compelled to write about my Summertime Sadness right now. So “The Art of War” post coming up. For now, I’m going to address my uncontrollable vulnerability. Yesterday I had a mini meltdown at Synagogue. After the Saturday […]

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Schlemiel, Schlep or Schlemazl?

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A Plea to God. Let’s see if this praying thing works. Dear Eloheinu, Adonai, Elohim (or whatever name you prefer to go by), Help! I can’t continue walking dogs for $12.50. I need a real job or a better alternative to pay my phone bill. I appreciate that my Jewish boyfriend pays the rent and […]

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Tikkun Olam – Let’s Heal Our World


Photo Credit: John Bramley (PS. I came up with the concept, so concept credit is part me) Finally…I’m tired and overwhelmed, but I’m forcing myself to write this post because it’s one of the most important posts I will ever write on this blog. So here we go: TIKKUN OLAM Tikkun Olam is one of […]

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Conversational exchange with a Rabbi….because I specialize in Awkward


The picture above — that was the waiting area at Temple Beth Am where I casually waited to meet with the Rabbi. One of the final requirements for conversion is to become a member at a synagogue and get approval from the sponsoring Rabbi. Notice the Exit Sign by the stairwell. It caught my eye […]

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God Versus Prozac


One day soon I will finally write the post on Tikkun Olam that I’ve been writing in my head for the past few weeks, but new topics keep popping up and I know if I don’t get them out now I’ll forget and they’ll get sucked into the vortex of oblivion. So I’d like to […]

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Spiritual Growth: Shifting Perspectives


Quote from Facebook today: Dear God, Today I woke up. I’m healthy. I’m alive. I’m blessed. I apologize for all my complaining. I’m truly grateful. Today something profound happened to me – a mental shift, a different outlook on everything. Yesterday was like the final straw in a series of challenges that I’ve been presented […]

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When Life Challenges You


My plan for this blog today was to write about TIKKUN OLAM, which is an important concept in Judaism, which calls humanity to heal, repair and transform the world. It’s one of the reasons I value Judaism so much. But instead my thoughts were redirected to, “WTF is going on with this day?!” when the […]

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