Part of a series on my Jewish Journey, by Bobby Apperson In 2019 I wrote on picking a Jewish community in Los Angeles. Despite the pandemic and three moves since it began, I’m still in the Nefesh community and in fact, been working for this dynamic Jewish start-up and community-but-not-called-a synagogue for some time. The people and uniquely vibrant, activist, […]
056 | Post-Mikvah Slumps, Lame Duck Dumps, and Pandemic Punishment: We enter the darkest months of the year
Things are beyond difficult for millions. A week from tonight, we begin to light the lights to guide us into a better chapter
Passover is one of the highlights of the Jewish calendar and nearing the home stretch of my Jewish journey to conversion, I was truly looking forward to experiencing it for the first time as an adult. The banter, the torah, the weird foods—the gathering is the biggest thing American Jews do during the year. So naturally Trump ruined it by […]
This week as I marked my first Tisha B’av as part of the community, booms filled the sky. Smoke filled the air in Portland and beyond, and I thought of all the atrocities that befell Israel over time and how we’re now seeing it again in America.