A Question We All Should Ask

In my personal reading I came across a verse of scripture that has caused me to ask a question. Personally, I think that every person of the non-Jewish nations should ask. In truth, there are several verses that fall in a similar situation; but, for this blog, I will deal with the one verse. Let …

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Baggage

This morning I began the study of a book I was recommended by a friend, ‘The Introduction To The Talmud by Maimondides’ translated by Zvi Lampel. In the translator’s Preface is found a statement that I found myself pondering on all morning, “...by peerless, earnest toil, in an attempt to understand the will of Hashem.” …

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Learning or Entertainment

Many of my readers know that I spent 6+ years studying Orthodox Jewish conversion and right at the time I was about to move to a Jewish community, I asked myself that question that everyone going through the proses asks or is asked, “Why are do you want to convert?”. For those wondering I did …

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Knowledge

This morning I a woke with the subject of ‘knowledge’ on my mind. I knew shortly that I wanted to write on it for it has been on my mind for some time now. Shortly after I woke I had read a writing on this week’s Torah section by Yossi Katz of the Breslov Research …

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I Am Not Greek

I just want to make a personal statement up front, this blog is based on my personal thoughts and opinions. This has become a statement that I wake up to here recently, one I have given much thought on. The southeastern Tennessee USA culture I was born into is made up from other cultures. Our …

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Why Are You Converting?

When you are in the process of conversion to Orthodox Judaism, you are asked this question from many different people. Going through the process, one will ask oneself this same question often. During the many years of the conversion process this question may reach different answers as the process continues. As a person who strives …

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