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Tag Archives: baal teshuva
I read this book by Rabbi Gil Student over Shabbos. I don’t know much, but the book to me has a yeshivish feel, a Litvish feel, a right-wing Modern Orthodox sensibility. It feels like it was written by a baal … Continue reading
From DonnaBurstyn.com: The first time he attempted suicide, he was ten years old. His parents had divorced. His father was a classic hippie. His mother was more reserved. He came from an Orthodox yeshiva-going family but his mother and aunt … Continue reading
It does not make sense to me why somebody Orthodox from birth would want to marry a convert or a baal teshuva (penitent). I figure the more you have in common, the better. There tends to be a naive wide-eyed … Continue reading
I was invited to a wedding and reception for the son of a San Francisco Chabad-Lubavitch rabbi/shaliach.