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What Are You Thankful For Today?

Posted by: erika on: September 21, 2011

My good buddy Noah Aronson is celebrating a birthday today.  Along with my wonderful mother and about 3 other friends.  September 21st is apparently a popular birth date for friends and family.  It’s no secret that I have a bit of a man-crush on Noah.  The definition of a man-crush, in this lesbian’s opinion, is […]

I am Jewish

Posted by: erika on: August 19, 2011

Nearly every one of my Jewish friends has called or text me with messages of, “You were always Jewish to me.”  The echos of that e-mail urging me to re-consider conversion still rings in my ear.  It’s weird.  I don’t look different, but I do feel different.  I didn’t think that I would. On Wednesday […]

How is Today Different Than Any Other Day?

Posted by: erika on: August 18, 2011

I’m Jewish-that’s how!  Yesterday was a truly wonderful experience that I still haven’t quite figured out how to word.  Not only did I leave the mikveh Jewish, I got a new nephew!  There was something really powerful about the warmth of the mikveh waters, it symbolized my re-birth as a Jewish woman.  I couldn’t help […]


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