Mazel Tov to Me

Well, it's over. Between the hustle of getting the conversion finished, packing everything up, and spending time with my family before leaving for Israel, I've neglected writing. General space-cadetness is also to blame. In any case, at the end of April I had my last meeting with the rabbinate and was approved to finish the…

Getting Ready for the Second Meeting

Yikes - it's been almost five months since I last wrote! I went out of town to visit my family in June, and then caught Covid, and everything was so hectic for a few months that anything that wasn't of great importance fell to the wayside. Just before I visited my family in June, I…

On Hold… Indefinitely

Waiting to hear back from your rabbi, who's waiting to hear back from the sponsoring rabbinical court, who are busy dealing with their own congregations and coronavirus, is like sitting on hold with the IRS. You have to provide very specific information, and you have to remember it because the outcomes hinges on you having…