The Power of Kindness

“There is no hope of joy except in human relations.” Antoine De Saint-Exupery I began this blog from a thought I had when I read a statement in a Facebook thread I was following. A day later I saw a book on my shelf that I had not yet read, the subject of the book …

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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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Reinventing

The idea for this blog I got from a conversation from one of my Christian acquaintances. Most that know me know that I have been dealing with a health issue since last September. I have had to relearn and re-wake some things that have been turned off in my brain. I was told by this …

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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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Sometimes The Miracle Is In The Journey

Since September I have not worked, I have been dealing with something that just came on me. I have had Cerebellar Ataxia, It is a form of ataxia in the lower brain area that attacks balance, walk including eye movements. I have been going to a Neurologist that has helped me a lot and I …

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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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Being Godly Without Giving up Identity

Before I get started, this blog is my opinion in what I see, I am not an expert. It is intended for those that are not of the Jewish faith. I had to take a step back and re-look and question some things, I began to see things in the modern Noahide movement that bothered …

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