I am gathering my books together this evening, about to head out for my Introduction to Judaism class, which I’m taking in preparation for my conversion. Peter, who’s home for a few days, wonders what I’m up to. Me: I’m going to my conversion class. Peter: Why can’t you learn something cool, like Islam? Me: Islam is a bunch of thugs who like to kill anybody who’s not them. Peter: But just think, you could […]
Or so both the dentist and hygienist said this morning. I thought I had, but it’s best to get a professional opinion sometimes. Then lunch, then a visit with Rabbi Ilana to discuss my long-drawn-out conversion process. Long, good talk. Much for me to do.
Easter, it would seem, is celebrated en masse second only to Christmas in Buying, Dinnering, Gifting, Worshipping, etc. It seems, also, that I notice this more clearly when I step outside of the Christian mainstream on my way towards Judaism. I just had Purim. Other Patti and I certainly celebrated it. Very scrupulously, too. I suppose I should have read the story of Esther to her, but I didn’t. Next year. And now I look […]
Typical, ignorant crap from yet another typical, ignorant redneck. Outside The Beltway : Catholic League President’s Anti-Semitic Remarks on “Scarborough Country” The blogosphere is all abuzz … about some anti-Semitic comments made by Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, on the December 8 edition of MSNBC’s “Scarborough Country” in the presence of guest host Pat Buchanan.
Okay, I’m confused. I’ve just been, like all good would-be Jews, getting my menorah out of the cabinet in preparation for the upcoming holiday. But tonight, I noticed, as I hadn’t before, a small tag on its bottom. “Keep away from flammable materials.” Okay, you already-Jewish people surfing through here… how in heck am I supposed to light those little candles if I can’t get the menorah hear flammable materials?! 😕 [Yes, I know it […]
Peter is in no way converting to Judaism with me, but he is noticing a few things… Like now, while watching all the Christmas commercials on TV: “Where are all the Hanukkah commercials?” Buck and I answered, pithily, “Uh….” Peter thinks there should be more Hannukah commercials. “After all,” he says, “it’s eight days’ worth of presents.” Hmmmm.