Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Hebrew Class

I am almost finished with my Hebrew class, and am glad it is coming to a close. I chose to recite the V'ahavta to the class last week; although I missed a few of the gutterals, I was quite pleased with how I was able to chug through it.

Hebrew is not a difficult language to learn in terms of the basics. But, the speed of my reading has improved very little. This will take much more time, especially when praying in services.

Hee hee

Friday, February 23, 2007

Another blog

I'll be doing some "official" blogging under another site, while keeping this one for more personal reflections.

The other blog is also called Almost Kosher, and can be found on www.jew-ish.com.

Shabbat Shalom, everyone.

Friday, February 16, 2007

My Hebrew Name

I have chosen my Hebrew name. It is Yehuda (or Yehudah). It is the Hebrew root of my last name. I thought of it as a nice, symbolic bridge between my family name and Jewish identity. My parents have been so supportive of me throughout many decisions I've made, including converting, I thought I would honor them with this.

They Like Me!

I have been approached to do a professional blog with jew-ish.com. They are actually paying me to write from my viewpoint. How cool is that? I'll link up to it here as it gets going.

Nothing much new on the conversion journey front. I am keeping on with reading, learning, and growing. I am quite proficient with my Hebrew, which is pleasing after only 5 months or so. I am preparing to read the V'ahavta in front of the class. It's a challenging prayer to learn, but I am getting it.....

M and I might be going to Israel in October for 2 weeks, just in time for my 30th birthday. More on that later.