a gay black woman's discovery of her jewish self

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Travel bLog-Entry #3 – Shabbat in Jerusalem

Posted by: erika on: July 9, 2016

My first Shabbat in Jerusalem and I’m alone on purpose. I attended a Minyan at the recommendation of a friend. The room was packed – standing room only. I felt a bit out of place and the Hebrew in the siddur and around me was overwhelming and intimidating. But the רוח ruach, the spirit, of […]

Reflections

Posted by: erika on: October 19, 2012

Boredom. Uninspired. Lost. Unmotivated. Empty. Those are things I felt after Rosh Hashanah. I lamented to my Rosh Chodesh group and when the words left my lips, thoughts I hadn’t voiced to anyone let alone a group of virtual strangers, (it was my first meeting)I felt a rush of emotions. I felt guilt and relief […]

Judaism-Religion or Spiritual Connection to Gd?

Posted by: erika on: July 13, 2012

Shabbat Shalom, readers! As I write this, it’s actually only Tuesday-but I’m trying to be good about posting so I’ve been writing some small posts to schedule while I’m stuffing my face with treif in Maine. Yay Lobster! About a week ago this picture from Shabbat.com came across my Facebook feed. It spoke to me […]


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