On the roof of the Aish center looking down at the Western Wall with Chevra & Davai in 2011

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Welcome to the Ba'al Teshuva's handbook

This blog was designed for Jews who have recently become religious (Ba'al Teshuvas) to help navigate through the changes in life and relationships that they're currently experiencing. 

While it's very important to have a Rabbi, Rebbetzen or advisor who knows you personally and can give you the best advise on how to deal your new found exploration of Judaism, sometimes the people available are inadequate to deal with your most challenging questions or there's simply nobody available in the first place.

As a quick disclaimer, for this blog, I'm going to try to avoid using as many Hebrew or Yiddish words as possible.  Even though "Yinglish" is cute and sometimes can convey messages that is much more challenging in English, I think that it is sometimes overused among newly religous circles and can lead to confusion.

Yinglish example: The bachur doesnt have the cup of a chachim.
English translation: The kid isnt very smart.

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