It’s the most wonderful time of the year! So they say, and it was a Jew who wrote that
No pork. Dairy. Gluten. No bagels, no bacon. No Christmas trees.
I was shocked to learn Miller is Jewish
I visited a new synagogue: Ikar, the mid-city progressive-yet-conservative-denomination that I’ve heard a lot about
Sukkot obsession, fun while learning, and things I got wrong
At Sukkot, the fall harvest festival, it’s a mitzvah to be happy. I’m not happy.
I made new friends including creators I admire while learning my Rabbi had already been teaching me this whole time
I survived my first YK and all I got was this spirituality, connection, wonder, yearning, belonging, insights, new friends, and a dash of dizziness
A beautiful ceremony on the LA river about letting go
Evangelical Christian support for Donald Trump, the antithesis of a Mensch, explained
Kintsugi, kintsukuroi, and instant conversion and repair!
I was nervous about my first temple experience
A lovely Sunday stroll on the westside resulted in a series of serendipitous events
So I embarked on a journey.
I jumped right into Jewish learning and rigorous, late-night googling