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When I started my conversion process seven years ago, I immediately noticed something: Jews love food.
I grew up in a white, middle-class American family. My background is a mishmash of English, Irish, German, and Scottish. In my home, food was never emphasized. It was more like something you simply needed to get by.
When I was 11-years-old, I was at my last summer camp activity of the day, archery in the woods, alone with “Dave,” a counselor seven years my senior.
I always had a crush on Dave, which is why, when he
Back in 2011, I celebrated my first Yom Kippur. I wasn’t born Jewish but was dating a Jew, my now-husband, Danny. He had taken me to his parents’ house for the holiday. I did not know what I was getting
This time last Rosh Hashanah, I thought I had everything figured out. I was secure in who I was and where I was going. I saw the world in black and white.
I was right. Others were wrong.