Today is a very different Five on Friday around here, but just humor me. Yesterday I completed my conversion to Judaism after nearly two years of study and preparation! I had a fantastic day and wanted to share a little bit with you all.
1. Holding the Torah:
The Torah is the first five books of the Hebrew Bible (the old testament). It is written on one huge scroll. I got to hold one which was recovered from the Czech Republic after the Holocaust. It was really meaningful! And HEAVY!
2. My husband:
R has been my biggest supporter throughout this process. He attended two semesters of classes with me, answered and endless number of questions, and encouraged me to be confident in myself. I couldn't have done it without him! I cannot wait to raise a Jewish family with him :)
3. New Jewelry!
My hubs gave me this beautiful star of david necklace in rose gold. It is delicate and lovely and 100% me! I love love love it!
4. My sister:
My sister has been very supportive of my conversion, even though she is not jewish or religious in a traditional way. She is a jokester and sent me this snapchat yesterday, which cracked me up. Thanks, Katie!
5. My wider support network:
I also want to acknowledge my rabbi (on the far left), and my inlaws (the two next to me), who have been awesome throughout this entire journey. Also, to my girlfriends who have been interested in what I was going through and who have supported me... thank you!
Mazel to me! :)