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A young woman reconnects with Judaism at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

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September 25, 2015

H/T to Rabbi Sarah Bassin of Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills for turning me onto a Sept. 23 blog post titled “Reboot, Restart, Reconnect, Rediscover:” by Arielle Miller a.k.a. The Girl with the Purple Hair, a young woman who took the opportunity of Kol Nidre this past week to reconnect with Judaism.

Since I have been old enough to make my own decisions, I have not gone to synagogue nor observed the holiday, or any Jewish holiday for that matter. Since leaving the comfort of my parent’s home at 18 I ran as far away from my Jewish faith as I could. I wanted to define my faith; if I even wanted a faith, and no one was going to force me to do anything I didn’t want to do…While the reform movement has adopted a new prayer book, one that is entirely foreign to me and a little too untraditional for my taste, being in temple the last few weeks has been transformative.

Read the full blog post here

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