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Time:10:45 am
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Buna is back in with the Rroma community! Things in my family are on the mend and things are getting really exciting ^^ She says things have really changed and, while I don't know exactly what that means, she says it's good :)
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Time:09:36 pm
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Hobbit is converting ^^

This makes me so warm and happy.

Also, my uncle's trip to Iraq was post-poned. I found out he was supposed to be part of a group to investigate wasted resources/bad planning/what was going wrong out there, but they're putting it off. It figures ... Anyway, for now he is safe and sound.
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Time:01:08 pm
My buna might be getting back in with her local Rroma community!!! This is immense goodness and she was crying.

This also apparently changes the problem between my mother's side and father's side ... which apparently has something to do with a concentration camp and life after WW2 ...

In any case, if she gets back in, I might get my mother's side of the family back ^^

PRAY
GO NOW
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Time:09:26 pm
My uncle is being shipped out to Iraq on Sunday.
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Time:08:18 am
We did it ^^ Seder 1 went soooo well, but I'm soooo sleepy. We stayed up until 1am.

It kind of upsets me when people talk about how much they hate Passover because it's 'boring'. Or because they have to eat matzah. I love Pesach. I hope this feeling lasts all year.
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Subject:Women and 'Male mitzvot'
Time:08:09 am
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I'm all egal. I also believe in modest dress.

Though I'd like to believe that being female gives me a heightened spiritual awareness ... well ... I don't think I do.

I believe that the feminine and masculine are different symbolically, that they represent different dualities of the physical world. But, the closer we come to G-d, the less obvious duality becomes until it disappears altogether.

So where does this leave women regarding things like tallit and tallit katan?
While I think modest dress is a wonderful sign and reminder to the world, I think it also serves the same for the woman wearing it. I know I feel more spiritually focused when dressed in such a fashion. So if that's true, why wouldn't donning tallit, tefillin, and tzitzit do the same?

How does a woman 'derive no benefit' from such things? How is it hubris to participate in things that make me feel closer to G-d or participate in Jewish tradition?
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Time:10:37 am
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So I'm getting ready for Shabbos and rounding up the chametz shtuff I know we won't be eating this weekend. The chametz is going in a cupboard which is being sold to Karen :P

I'm putting together a music mix for Pesach, if anyone has anyone music they can give me for it, I'm still hunting around so I have to buy as little off iTunes as possible. I can't afford these things, people.

My buna has been calling me all day ^^ She's more excited than I am about my first time doing my own seder. I'm hearing all sorts of stories about Pesach when I was a kid. I'm remembering some of it which is awestem!

Sofu is pretty sure he'll be coming to Chicago soon on business and he wants us up there - AHHHHHHH! But he's still making arrangements. He says he can't wait to introduce me to his associates. He asks how much Japanese I speak now.

ASSOCIATES??? Um ...

It's a good day. It is. :)

Oh! And my perfect haggadah previously mentioned will apparently get here on MONDAY, which is to say, may or may not be here in time for the first day of Pesach. Well, all right, I use the one I have til that one gets here.
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Time:02:42 pm
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I found the PERFECT haggadah!!!

Now I just have to call amazon.com and make sure it will get shipped today. If so, it will come in time. If not ... meh.
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Time:01:52 pm
Current Mood:nervousnervous
Okay, here's the thing:

I haven't had an at-home seder since I was six. My last seder was many a year later (and several years ago) at a big UU church.
Now that things are as they are, I want to hold my own, here, my husband and me.

I'm completely overwhelmed.
We're working on ridding the house of chametz, I'm trying to nail down a haggadah I want to use. I have been unable to afford an actual seder plate, but we're doing what we can. We've started shopping.

I'm still scared to death. Okay, nervous. I don't know why. It's not as if anyone's going to be watching ... but it's such a big deal to me.

I don't know what I want people to say, but I need someone to say something. It's only me and my husband and all the seders I've been involved in and know of comprised a good dozen people at least. And I want it to be ... good ...
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Time:08:51 am
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I am having such issues and I don't know what to do about it and there's no one I can talk to.

And I can't stop blaming myself.

And I'm so scared that it isn't going to stop.
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