Do you keep kosher? Now there’s a question Jewish people can get into long and detailed discussions about – how far do you go? How long do you wait after a meat meal before allowing yourself to enjoy a latte? Do you have separate sinks in your kitchen, or are you laid back like my mother was, and wash meat and dairy dishes in the same one?
And then there’s all the myriad rules about what you can’t do on Shabbat. My mother kept some of those – not writing, for example – but had no qualms about cooking, or doing the washing up.
Me? I rebelled against the whole thing in my teens – didn’t see the point in any of it. And now? Now I do see the point, and that’s what I want to talk about today. Because the point of it all is not what most Jewish people think it is… Continue reading →
First of all, a warning: if you hate emoji and emoticons, this post is probably not for you. Me, I <3 the way language is constantly evolving, and I have lots of fun choosing emoji to sign off an email … Continue reading →
Another Monday – not most people’s favourite day… so social media is full of motivational posts, telling you that you’re strong, you can do it – do you sometimes see those and feel like screaming? Or is it just me… … Continue reading →
Remember you’re strong, they say. Remember all the stuff you’ve got through, you’ve survived… Well-intentioned social media memes, meant to encourage, but no, I can’t buy into this – I know the truth, I know how weak I really am, … Continue reading →
One of the seriously fab things about the Christian life is seeing God answer my prayers in amazing ways – but recently I’ve been seeing something a lot more amazing than that. I’ve been seeing God do stuff that I … Continue reading →
I was in church this morning – which is a wonder in itself: I’m a night owl, and getting up early enough to be there by 10.30 is a huge challenge! I desperately needed a nap when I got home, … Continue reading →
So today I want to talk about what I really did convert from. Yes, I’m a Christian who was born Jewish – and many people misinterpret that as: oh, she converted from the Jewish religion to the Christian religion. As … Continue reading →
We’re doing Joshua in church and last night we had the story of Rahab the prostitute – my favourite kind of Bible story, because it’s about people like me, and it has a happy ending! Yes, people like me – … Continue reading →
Hi, my name is Meirav and I’ve been a human being for fifty four years. That’s how it works, right? The first step? Acknowledging the truth, admitting your weakness, saying out loud: I’m one of those people… I’m part of … Continue reading →