I had a dream last night that made me start thinking, and I have decided that if it is OK with my parents, starting this year I would like to observe and celebrate my Hebrew birthday, not my secular birthday. Jewish people in America observe two calendars--the Gregorian and the Hebrew--but all other important dates come from the Hebrew calendar.
The Hebrew calendar is a lunar calendar; therefore, a Hebrew date that stays the same year to year moves around on the Gregorian calendar. In 1993, February 8th--my birthday--corresponded to the 17th of the month of Shevat, just two days after the holiday of Tu B'Shevat. This should be easy to remember.
"Don't tell God how big your storm is; tell your storm how big your God is."
I believe in God.
I believe in God.
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- L'khod Shabbat, l'khod Shabbat, Shabbat ha'Malkah
- For Ritual Purification
- In Exactly One Week...
- Observing my Hebrew Birthday
- My Precious, Holy Books
- Bought With my Own Hard-Earned Money
- My Collection of Kippot (Yarmulkes)
- Habitat for Humanity Day One
- My Special Habitat for Humanity Pants
- Super Excited!
- Musings on "Jacob's" Birth-Month
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- I am a bipolar, Jewish young adult (had my Hebrew birthday, the one I count, and turned 23 this past January) who also suffers from Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. I love life and I live for my best friends: they are my purpose and my reason for trying so hard. I remain passionately devoted to those I love; I will not let my disorders make me totally self-centered. I like to read, write, and sew. My Rabbinical school plans did not work out, and I am now hoping to go into the field of Early Childhood Education. Please note: I am currently maintaining only Carried in His Hands. Enjoy!