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&! Kol Eliana;

im ein ani li, mi li?

Journey of a girl through questioning, conversion (?), and beyond.
Jul 23 '14

rightofreturn:

koleliana:

koleliana:

Walked in the Boston Stands Against Hamas rally tonight (organized in response to an event titled “Outrage against Israeli massacre in Gaza: Boston Stands with Palestine” (oooyyy)).

ETA can I also just say how angry and upset it makes me that the event picture for the pro-Palestine was taken in Dublin (my home) and there were all these Irish people on the event (in Boston) spewing all of this drank-the-koolaid-but-have-no-idea-about-the-issues ridiculousness.

DO YOUR HOMEWORK.

Sigh. And I’m usually proud to be Irish.

I was in there!

Wait wait wait you’re in Boston???!?!? Um, how did I not know this??? We should get coffee!!

Jul 23 '14

koleliana:

Walked in the Boston Stands Against Hamas rally tonight (organized in response to an event titled “Outrage against Israeli massacre in Gaza: Boston Stands with Palestine” (oooyyy)).

ETA can I also just say how angry and upset it makes me that the event picture for the pro-Palestine was taken in Dublin (my home) and there were all these Irish people on the event (in Boston) spewing all of this drank-the-koolaid-but-have-no-idea-about-the-issues ridiculousness.

DO YOUR HOMEWORK.

Sigh. And I’m usually proud to be Irish.

Jul 22 '14

Walked in the Boston Stands Against Hamas rally tonight (organized in response to an event titled “Outrage against Israeli massacre in Gaza: Boston Stands with Palestine” (oooyyy)).

Jul 21 '14
Dear Facebook:

No.

That is all.

Dear Facebook:

No.

That is all.

Jul 20 '14
white-blank—page:

grace in hebrew

So grace would actually be chein (חֵן) (hence the name Chana(h) or חַנָּה — HI!), chessed (as above — which is actually spelled and written correctly, so that’s good at least..!) is more like loving-kindness. :-)

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grace in hebrew

So grace would actually be chein (חֵן) (hence the name Chana(h) or חַנָּה — HI!)chessed (as above — which is actually spelled and written correctly, so that’s good at least..!) is more like loving-kindness. :-)

Jul 18 '14

newlyjewly:

 Okay, so I’ve been filing through other peoples’ conversion stories and one common issues seems to be a language barrier. Would it be beneficial to begin taking basic lesson in Hebrew? I know that I saw a few books at the used book store on beginners Hebrew last weekend and it’s probably safe to assume they’ll be there when I get my next paycheck, should I invest in these?

Meant to answer this earlier! So, if you’re thinking of converting Orthodox (or even Conservative), most (if not all) of the prayer service will be in Hebrew (and Torah reading also). I think a good place to start building familiarity is with prayer text… there may be learners’ minyans in your area, but make sure to start small - something like the Shema - and go from there.

Officially for conversion itself, at least Orthodox, what they’re looking for is that you have a familiarity with the prayer service text, can follow the Torah reading and know brachot (blessings). Some batei din (rabbinical courts) will ask you to sight read, some don’t. They are less concerned with conversational/modern Hebrew, though! :-) (though that’s fun to have too, nachon?!).

enjoy! :D

Jul 17 '14
Jul 17 '14
girlactionfigure:

Please let this be the last time…


Treppenwitz

Translation of the prayer for the safety and success of the IDF. (the Muqata)Prayer for Members of the Israel Defense ForcesHe Who blessed our forefathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob - may He bless the fighters of the Israel Defense Forces, who stand guard over our land and the cities of our God from the border of the Lebanon to the desert of Egypt, and from the Great Sea unto the approach of the Aravah, on the land, in the air, on the sea and wherever they may be.May Hashem cause the enemies who rise up against us to be struck down before them. May the Holy One, Blessed is He, preserve and rescue our fighters from every trouble and distress and from every plague and illness, and may He send blessing and success in their every endeavor.May He lead our enemies under their sway and may He grant our soldiers salvation and crown them with victory. And may it be fulfilled for them the verse: For it is Hashem, your God, Who goes with you to battle your enemies for you to save you.Amen.

girlactionfigure:

Please let this be the last time…

Treppenwitz

Translation of the prayer for the safety and success of the IDF. (the Muqata)

Prayer for Members of the Israel Defense Forces

He Who blessed our forefathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob - may He bless the fighters of the Israel Defense Forces, who stand guard over our land and the cities of our God from the border of the Lebanon to the desert of Egypt, and from the Great Sea unto the approach of the Aravah, on the land, in the air, on the sea and wherever they may be.

May Hashem cause the enemies who rise up against us to be struck down before them. May the Holy One, Blessed is He, preserve and rescue our fighters from every trouble and distress and from every plague and illness, and may He send blessing and success in their every endeavor.

May He lead our enemies under their sway and may He grant our soldiers salvation and crown them with victory. And may it be fulfilled for them the verse: For it is Hashem, your God, Who goes with you to battle your enemies for you to save you.

Amen.

Jul 17 '14

Anonymous asked:

If you go Orthodox, don't date before conversion. Rabbis will stop conversion.

sarahraizel:

I know. I’ve discussed it with Rabbi G before (he knows the guy in question), so I’m well aware…which makes it worse, since it’s like I know how awful it would be if I date him, but I still want to despite that.

Thanks for the reminder, though :)

Not necessarily, but you will need to be up front about it, and they most likely will want to meet with the significant other (maybe together with the conversion candidate and maybe separately). Not being up front with them about motivationg relationships is however grounds for questioning and potentially dismissal from the geirut process.

Jul 17 '14

New kitchen, but meh..;

Dear family-I’m-babysitting for:

No, I did not make “a little mix up” and put chicken nuggets on a חלבי plate and/or wash it up as בשרי.

If you had asked me, I would have told you that I washed up the breakfast stuff that you had left in the sink first, THEN the lunch dishes. They were even drying on separate towels.

Sigh. I know it’s not a big deal, but I am METICULOUS about this stuff and actually actively don’t do it until I’m confident and even at that don’t use water hot enough for it to be an issue.

Its just been one of those days, and it’s only 8:26. :-(