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Tag Archives: shuls
My Conversion To Judaism Story
This guy in shul was told my story, and so he asked me for chizuk, for strengthening. He was Orthodox from birth but he struggled with some typical guy stuff. He knew I had chosen Torah. He wanted to know … Continue reading
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Finding A Shul In The San Fernando Valley
Sara* emails: Mr. Ford, Since your website is so comprehensive and otherwise helpful in navigating Jewish LA, I thought I would take a chance and ask you if you know of anything interesting going on at any shul in the … Continue reading
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Today Was Great Because…
* I studied a page of Talmud. * I talked to people. I let them know my situation. I want to get married. It’s weird being the only one in shul not wearing a prayer shawl (never married men in … Continue reading
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Looking For A Sephardic Cantor?
Yisroel Kituv (email@example.com) emails: Hey! First I’ll present myself. My name is Yisroel Elituv, and I’m an agent of a group of students who learn at a Sephardic cantorship school in Israel. The school exists about seven years already. Our … Continue reading
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When Did I Reject My Shuls?
I must confess I never thought about this perspective from a friend: So before I emailed you I wanted to know how you are doing. Instead of just asking you, I went to the best location there is: lukeford.net. I … Continue reading