What is FAITH?

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I started to question my faith recently. It’s been a rough ride since I converted to Judaism a year and a half ago. I was telling my fiancé I don’t feel like Judaism really did anything for me, aside from jolt and challenge me and serve me the equivalent of 40-years in the desert. Why […]

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Shabbat Shalom!

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Lots happening! Memoir in progress. In the meantime, I made this! Beause it just occurred to me that Shabbat is an awesome way to justify my laziness! Shabbat Shalom!  

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Becoming Jewish (Memoir-in-Progress)

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I’ve started drafting my memoir: BECOMING JEWISH: How Judaism Converted Me!  It’s going to be quite a journey, getting all these thoughts and memories out. Detailing the events that led to my conversion. Word sculpting, curating to find the best expression. Anyhow, I’ve decided to release my first chapter, complimentary. Please read, cry, support! It’ll probably […]

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Passover Inspiration

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Passover just passed…and I was re-inspired this Passover to start making changes in my life… Passover represents freedom, victory and acknowledging the past, respecting history. I am applying these same concepts into my life. I submitted a query letter to a couple of agents to write a memoir about Becoming Jewish…and I received one response. […]

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Post Purim: Care Package & DNA Test

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Last week was Purim – equivalent of Jewish Halloween, celebration of victory over Anti-Semitism thnx to Esther, Jewish heroine. This was my second Purim (that I am aware of, cause I’ve lived through many, I just didn’t know they were happening). Temple Beth Am sent this lovely Care Package (BBQ Kit) in observance of Purim. […]

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Anne Frank Spoke to Me

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“I know what I want, I have a goal, an opinion, I have a religion and love…I know that I am woman, a woman with inward strength and plenty of courage” – Anne Frank  My fiancé took me to Amsterdam last November… And while we were there we visited the Anne Frank Museum… Here’s me, post visit…reflective… …and […]

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Anti Anti-Semitism

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WARNING: There is an excessive use of the word “Jewish” in this post. To some extent it was unavoidable. Just real quick before I delve into this topic, I wanted to mention that I have not been editing any of these blog posts. I just read back through some of them and realized how bad […]

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Spirituality in LA

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I’ve been focused on maintaining my spirituality lately and I was reminded recently that I live in a city that can be cruel, competitive, unkind and lacking in moral value. It’s only a matter of time before someone offers you drugs in LA or you find yourself drinking unreasonable amounts too many nights a week, […]

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Still Keeping Kosher!

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Despite feeling like I’ve been slightly spiritually detached lately, I have done one thing right – I’ve kept Kosher! Maintaining your spiritual health is all in the details. You meditate every morning, you express gratitude for all you have before you start your day, you plan ahead for Shabbat, you keep kosher…etc. And then all […]

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ChristMESS ~

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Christmas? What’s that? I must confess now that I’m Jewish, I’m kind of relieved that I don’t have to celebrate Christmas anymore. I don’t have to spend irresponsible amounts of money on presents I don’t want to buy for people, and since I don’t believe the Christian beliefs, it’s counterintuitive celebrating. And despite the commercialization of […]

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