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The Guy I Met on the Plane

Three actions every Jew should do to make the home Jewish.

Published: January 5, 2008


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Visitor Comments: 44

(44) chava, February 14, 2012 9:01 PM

kiddush...

Add a #4 --- Make kiddush on Friday night. (Even a single mom can do it.) My father didn't make kiddush, but one time I ate at a girlfriend's house, & her father did. (They were reform, but nevertheless....) It made a tremendous impression on me.

(43) Lara, January 25, 2011 4:09 AM

Because of you

Dear Lori, Because of you, our 19th month old know the following things: each Friday night she says, "Amen" after the candles are lit. She asks as we rock in the rocking chair each night "shema" and puts her tiny little hand over her eyes. And when I ask her, "who loves you?" at the end of a long list of people who love her she offers is a sweet voice, "Hasem!" (she doesn't make the /sh/ sound yet) She does these things (and so many more) because of you. You taught me and now I am teaching her. Thank you!

(42) , January 21, 2011 12:59 PM

My grandma (father side), who is not jewish once walked in on me lighting the shabbos candles and started to cry. I asked her what's wrong and she said that her grandma from her father's side used to do the same thing just as i did. I always thought that it was in my grandparent's from mother's side that i became a Baalat Tshuva. Who knows maybe it's because of those shabbos candles that my grandma from my goishe side of the family that i and my family are frum today

(41) Anonymous, January 21, 2011 12:42 AM

You are speaking in Cleveland tonight and I was so eager to hear you. The weather, although beautiful, is not conducive to the drive. I'm settling for watching video clips and thankful for them. Please come back soon.

(40) Anonymous, January 19, 2011 7:43 PM

You made me cry!

Such moving words. My great grandfather was a Jew, and moved to the Americas when things got nasty right before WWII. He raised his children as Catholics and the Jewishness dissappeared with them. My grandmother was a Catholic, so was my mom, and I was baptized as one. But ever since I was a child I wanted from the bottom of my heart to be Jewish, just because. My mother and grandmother also had a thing for Judaism but never did anything about it. Now I'm 25 years old and I started my conversion journey to go back to my faith, and everything you described just touched the deepest feelings I have towards Judaism, those that were there since my childhood. This is the kind of life I want for me and my family and children to come. Thank you for putting it into words so beautifuly. Blessings.

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