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Shalom all:

As the subject says, it’s the first day of Passover, about two minutes after sunrise. I always love Jewish holidays, especially Passover. This is the first Jewish holiday I ever celebrated. I didn’t get my Menorah until after my conversion, and Passover was where I got my first glimpse of Jewish communality. I spent my first Passover and participated in my first Seder with the folks from ECU Hillel, at the organizational advisor’s house. That’s where I got my first taste of matzah ball soup, matzah, kugel, and gefilteh fish. Ah, the memories. As I said, I didn’t do anything myself for Passover, but it’s still been nice to take this time to remember why we celebrate this festival to begin with: We celebrate it because G-d brought the Jewish people out of Egypt, with miracles, so we could serve him. More later.


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  • just wondered if you tried to get your hands on the braille haggadah. Jewish Braille institute seems to be very spotty about what you can and can’t get, but if you haven’t discovered them, it’s worth looking.
    I am a reformed jew, and was told that they didn’t have enough money to braille the prayer book our synagogue used even though it’s a rather popular book.
    oh well, just wanted to say hi. Enjoy your jewdaism. It must be a wonderful thing to discover the religion. Because I was born jewish, I think I don’t ask nearly as many questions about why7 we do what we do or believe what we believe. I sometimes suspect that people who convert probably know more than I do about the faith because they have to study so much for it. I feel the same way about american citizenship however. I suspect, if I had to take the test for becoming a citizen of the us, I would fail.
    thanks for listening to me babble.
    Michael

  • Yes, I have a couple of Braille Haggadot, one Reform, and one traditional. I’m familiar with the JBI, and am very well aware of their spottiness. BTW, what prayer book is it you need? I have a copy of Gates Of Prayer, and Gates Of Repentance. I’d be more than happy to arrange shipping them to you, as I’m not using those. Email me privately. amanda@amandarush.com

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