Our world offers a dizzying array of options for constructing identity and making meaning. In this context, all Jews are Jews by choice. Whether choosing Judaism for the first time, or returning or affirming this path for yourself, the choice to live a Jewish life calls for ritual and communal celebration.
Choosing & Affirming a Jewish Life
If you ask any convert to Judaism, they will likely tell you that as daunting as the conversion process can sometimes be, actually being a Jew can be harder that becoming one.
An amazing thing happened a few days ago. I was enjoying my lunch in the break room of the retail store I help to manage when one of my colleagues came rushing into the room. “Erika!” he exclaimed...