Sunday, August 23, 2009

Father and Son Torah Time

Today it's only my eldest and I. The rest of the family and our guests went to Jerusalem, leaving the two of us home alone.

My son and I had breakfast together, played with our (fluff) friends together and then we read the weekly portion together, with a cup of coffee (mine real, his Maci kávé) in hand, studying Torah, father and son together. Talking about the passages as we read them, letting him find the relevant part of the commentary, he is guiding both of us through the learning process.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Shabbat at last!

I truly love the Shabbat, even if I don't keep a proper Orthodox Shabbat. There are two great mitzvot with Shabbat, to sanctify it and enjoy it. I am definitely enjoying my Shabbats! I am enjoying the rainbow of children around me this Shabbat as children of my family gather for a morning prayer. I enjoy as we discover Torah together, as we cook, smile, laugh together.

This Shabbat has been the first truly peaceful and content ones for me. After years of struggling with two desires I believed to be impossible, I found the way to fulfill both dreams concurrently.

I found a rabbinical program that won't require me to move, that i can do at my own pace, that Kevin can join me in, and while it is not accepted as valid by Orthodox and Conservative courts, it will be accepted by other. Not that pretty much any program that I would be accepted by would be recognised by the State of Israel, so no difference between this program and any Reform program.

The good thing I can do this part time as I work and save money for the adoptions in the future.

These are the things I rejoice in this Shabbat. Life is good, because HaShem is in charge. Because... Ein Od Milvado.