Almost three years ago, in the Hebrew year 5774 (or 2013), I had more or less just started learning about Judaism and was still touching on the basics of each topic. Rosh Hashana had just ended and I was speaking with a friend about it, when she suddenly said, “I’m sad because Yom Kippur is … More Shabbos

Perfect Timing

A few nights ago I was at a pre-Chanukah ladies’ night at Chabad Manila. There, unexpectedly, I met a woman who was a certified Hebrew teacher. When she found out I already knew some Hebrew and could keep up a basic conversation, she gave me her calling card. By the following day, I had mostly put … More Perfect Timing

“G-d willing!”

“See you tomorrow, G-d willing.” I was most certainly not expecting this kind of text from my Jewish friend and was extremely mortified, to put it lightly. See you tomorrow, G-D WILLING?? What kind of greeting was that?? Of course we’d see each other tomorrow, neither of us was sick (thank G-d) or living in … More “G-d willing!”