Yesterday was the 43rd anniversary of my conversion to Judaism. If you go by the Jewish calendar, it would be in 4 days from now on 15 Adar. I was five at the time - there I go, aging myself! - and I was terrified of going in the water of the mikveh for my … Continue reading Returning to Judaism (for the first time)
I think that if my daughter hadn't died, maybe this pandemic would have had a bigger impact. But once your child dies, there isn't really anything else that can top that. Everything else is slightly sepia. Every once in a while I look at my life, where I am now and I grieve. There is … Continue reading So… 2020, a year of learning?
When tragedy strikes, we are often faced with failure. Not failure of our own self - because it is expected that we break down during tragedy - but failure of belief systems to provide comfort or failure of the support from people we were sure we could have counted on. Having your child die feels … Continue reading Finding Comfort
>In the beginning I was in the center of the One who loved me.Then my birth brought me into a world of wonder.As a child, I loved to play.So, as many good children do… I pushed limits and wanted to do things my own way. I did not want to come in when I was … Continue reading >In the Wind