Jewish Prayer In Your Native Tongue

Jewish Prayer In Your Native Tongue

“What The Heck Am I Praying?” Many people have emailed me with tons of questions about becoming more Jewishly observant, but when I ask them about their Jewish communal life, they tense up — “I haven’t visited one.” “What do you mean you haven’t visited a Jewish community? You’re wanting to convert without a community?” “I’m scared.” “Scared of what? Don’t worry — the old […]

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I Lost My Blankie…Err…My Tallit

I Lost My Blankie…Err…My Tallit

“Where IS IT?” In preparation for my upcoming nuptials to the lovely Shakhar bat David, I recently found an apartment even closer to our neighborhood synagogue – a charming 2-bedroom place in the extremely hip Cherry Street District of Tulsa, Oklahoma. This meant I needed to move a whopping 4 blocks from my rag-tag bachelor pad in the same area. Because it was only 4 […]

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Jewish Prayer: “I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means”

Jewish Prayer: “I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means”

In many of my run-ins with people of more modern religious denominations, prayer is spoken about like writing Santa Claus a letter a month before xmas. Growing up as a Lutheran Christian, I remember being taught in my confirmation class that a prayer actually had a certain order. I don’t remember the order specifically now, but I remember it resembling the old Mary Poppins song […]

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Making Your Own Prayer Book: Siddurim For Dummies

Making Your Own Prayer Book: Siddurim For Dummies

Lately, I had been growing somewhat spiritually lazy in my walk with the Most High. After a couple traumatic events in my life as well as some greatly beneficial occurrences, I’ve recently decided to rededicate myself to the God of Israel all over again. What this really means is that I’ve been trying to light a fire under my own tuchus to become passionate about […]

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