a gay black woman's discovery of her jewish self

One Year

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.

2 Responses to "One Year"

Mazel Tov, Mazel Tov!

Thank you!! Still reflecting on what it all means.

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