We’re through with all of these blessed fall Jewish holidays. I don’t know about you, but it’s been kind of a whirlwind, holiday-wise: Rosh Hashanah, Shabbat, (The Emmys), Yom Kippur, another Shabbat, Sukkot, yet another Shabbat, and then Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah.
Contrary to what some of you may think, and in particular, antithetical to the angry poster who referred to my blogging here as “the Orthodox cult of Mayim Bialik,” I’m not Orthodox like a lot of people you know. I work in an industry that does not abide by the Jewish calendar. I don’t fit the mold of what a lot of Orthodox women look like, act like, or think like. I don’t live in a Jewish neighborhood and I’m about an hour’s walk from the nearest synagogue and mikvah. In addition, my children don’t attend religious school and most of their friends are not Jewish. Read the rest of this entry →