chaiya: (shul)
Yom Kippur is just around the corner.

If you (reading this) and I have outstanding offense, hurt, or issue, please give me the opportunity to discuss it with you. I can be reached via email, cell phone, or LJ. Comments on this post are screened.

I know of two outstanding issues, where I've tried to reach out to the other parties involved, and I haven't gotten anywhere (in my opinion) with my attempts to discuss and make amends. But if that sentence is about you, and you've changed your mind about hearing my apology and/or further closure thoughts, I'd love the opportunity.

Sun Worship

Apr. 8th, 2009 06:22 pm
chaiya: (stars upon thars)
I said the prayer for the sun this morning, btw. Not at shul, but by myself on the front steps of my house. For a moment, the sun shined on me and I felt connected to Jews and God in a way I haven't much of late. I felt spiritually filled. I cried.
chaiya: (stars upon thars)
Happy Rosh Hashana, may we all be inscribed in the book of life, and I'll see many of you in shul in an hour. :)
chaiya: (hippie)
I'm a hippie. I try to give what I can when I have something that someone else needs more than me. The corollary is that when I can't give, I am learning to say no.

It is important to me to make better the lives of those I care about, as well as the lives of strangers. It makes my life worth living. And it helps heal the world, in small ways. Tikkun olam.
chaiya: (thoughtful)
As I commented to [livejournal.com profile] lyonesse tonight, I find myself, many months later, feeling less anger and hostility toward [livejournal.com profile] arib. Definitely not none, but less.

Could be the weather improving. Could be my general life improving. Could be that I have decided to regain some brain cells and spend my energy elsewhere. Anger is time-consuming and exhausting to keep up. Grudges suck that way.

Could also be the conversations I've had with other Orthodox Jews in the past couple of weeks, who've gone out of their way to say that they're not like him, that he's not what all O Jews are like, and they're sorry I had such a horrible experience with him. One of my O friends made me cry tonight, with the support and thoughtfulness he expressed.

And, hey, if I hadn't gone through that crap, I might not be where I am today. Where I am today is demonstrably better than where I was a year ago, and maybe that's what really matters now.

He and Aliza can move out of our neighborhood any day now, though. Honest. We bought this house. We're not leaving, even if we could afford to do so.
chaiya: (stars upon thars)
There was this CD I wanted, which CD baby used to carry, but now I can't find it, and I can't remember who the artist was. It was a woman, I think she went by her first name only, and she sang Jewish (or possibly Kabbalah) yoga chants.

Grah. Ring a bell for anyone? Is your google fu stronger than mine?
chaiya: (stars upon thars)
How to Break Matzah Exactly in Half on youtube. I couldn't look away. And I couldn't understand a word of it. :)
chaiya: (stars upon thars)
I'm trying to become more involved/aware of worldwide Judaism. One part of that, thanks to [livejournal.com profile] cellio, is going to be a donation to Shira Hadasha, the only egalitarian halachic minyan that I know of which waits for 10 men and 10 women to do prayers that require a minyan. I think that's damn cool.
chaiya: (you're tickling me!)
Don't be a douche, what would Jesus do? He'd say, give the Jew girl toys ...

Uh, some language and dirty suggestions. Probably NSFW. But pretty damn funny.

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