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Thanking G-d for Life’s Bitter Lemons

I'm still drinking that spiritual lemon water from last night.  So my neshama (soul) is supposed to be great.  Interesting.  That's what's happening here.  And I'm supposed to thank G-d for all the lemons.  If you are completely confused, please read Lemon Water for Your Soul first then come back here. I've been contemplating a long time… Continue reading Thanking G-d for Life’s Bitter Lemons

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Lemon Water for Your Soul (What Rabbi Lazer Brody Said)

I came to the synagogue with anything but emuna.  I came with nerves about how we were paying for the speaker Rabbi Brody's team.  I came with nerves that no one would show up.  I came with nerves over who would say what when and where the podium would look best and whether the men… Continue reading Lemon Water for Your Soul (What Rabbi Lazer Brody Said)

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Why I Love Extremists

After writing The Man in a Dress at a Simcha (which I later removed to protect him and his family) and acknowledging my bias from my pre-conversion Christian past, then being confronted about it, then considering calling in for backup a Jewish guy with more sources than me (a Boss for truth who frequently gets himself in trouble… Continue reading Why I Love Extremists

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Do the Rabbis Really Know What They’re Talking About?

The Oral Law. I'm scared to write about this.  Scared because of my own ignorance and doubts.  Scared to say something wrong.  Scared I don't know enough or what I think I know is limited by my lack of learning.  Scared that my skepticism will dint my reputation as a Jew or Judaism itself.  My… Continue reading Do the Rabbis Really Know What They’re Talking About?

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39 Reasons Moshiach is Only Human

(A Response to My Christian Mother – with So Much Love) Proving why the hopefully soon-coming Moshiach/Messiah is human (rather than divine) is basically like asking someone to prove that Judaism is more true than Christianity. It's a huge topic and one article will never be able to answer all the questions or cover all… Continue reading 39 Reasons Moshiach is Only Human