Emerging Faith

The Rules of Religion

I’ve learned that the first rule of religion is simply that there are no rules, but rather, guidelines. No amount of memorization is going to make an immense impact on the spiritual aspect of your life.


The Importance and Joy of Passover

Passover is definitely a great opportunity to catch up with loved ones and the unity of coming together to celebrate this festival is parallel to the unity that existed between the Hebrew slaves all those years ago.


Spring Break Revelation

Peace and God can be found anywhere as long as you’re in the right mindset. Naturally, I didn’t spend the entirety of my spring break in solitude. Instead, I was able to take a break from the books and focus on the more spiritual aspect of Judaism.


Purim

Purim has historical significance because it was the day after the victory of the Jews over all their enemies. Traditionally, true to the customs of Judaism, Purim begins at sundown and this holiday is personalized by a public reading of the Book of Esther.


Cultural and Remembrance

Part of my New Year’s Resolutions was to learn how to cook, so I figured that I could mix in a little bit of Jewish culture with my cooking lessons. A family friend, who lives in Rochester and used to be a sous-chef, has graciously agreed to teach me how to dish up some simple, yet delicious, Jewish recipes.


New Year

After taking a month long hibernation from the routine of weekly blogging on my journey of self-discovery in Judaism, I found myself feeling more than slightly depressed … I was absolutely horrified with myself.


The Question of Heritage

Writing this week was more difficult for me than in previous weeks because I felt rushed whenever I sat down to learn more about the … [More]


Finding faith

Perhaps in my entries I have come across as distant from my personal feelings on the matter of my conversion. I suppose I never realized … [More]


It's the holiday season… sort of

Now that Halloween is behind us, the holiday season has arrived and stores have already eagerly put up their holiday displays. As I did homework … [More]


Perseverance

Life is full of distractions and scenarios, which leave you wondering if you’re really cut out for obtaining your goals. Perhaps it was the grey … [More]


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