Posted on: August 17, 2012
I’m feeling very reflective today. It’s my one year Jewish Anniversary. This time last year I was making my way from the Upper West Side Mikvah to Congregation Rodeph Sholom to receive the Torah. I’m actually quite overwhelmed with emotions. I spoke with my sister via e-mail yesterday which has me feeling many different things. Tonight is Shabbat and I’ll actually get to spend as close to full-observance of Shabbat since I’ll be in the woods and away from electricity, cars, or telephones. It’s almost Elul, the month before Rosh Hashana and a time for reflection and forgiveness.
Before Shabbat today I plan to revisit the mikveh, a topic I’ve been discussing and writing about a lot this week. I’ll be experiencing it in a way that is very different from the first time, but in a way that I’m sure will be just as meaningful, if not more.
Hopefully I’ll have more to say on Sunday, but for now I hope everyone has a wonderful Shabbat.