Milestone Survey

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This is the 1000th entry on this blog.

I started this round of blogging in August of 2011, with this entry. 1000 posts later, there is still lots more Basic Judaism to learn and to teach.

Here are some questions, as I begin the next thousand entries. Answer one or all of them in the comments.

  1. Do you have a favorite article on this blog? Which one? Why?
  2. What topic would you like to learn more about?
  3. Is there a topic you’re tired of me covering?
  4. If I were to self-publish a collection of articles from the blog about the Jewish Holidays, for instance, would you be interested enough to purchase it?
  5. Is there a social media platform where you wish I would list new posts?
  6. What Jewish experience has been the most moving in your life?
  7. Which Jewish experiences did you feel were overrated?

I look forward to getting to know you better.

 

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Rabbi Ruth Adar is a teaching rabbi based in San Leandro, CA. She has many hats: rabbi, mom, poodle groomer, and ham radio operator K6RAV. She blogs at https://coffeeshoprabbi.com/ as the Coffee Shop Rabbi.

11 thoughts on “Milestone Survey”

  1. So much to learn. Thank you Rabbi for your dedication to Judisim and educating us all. Congratulations on your milestone. Your blog helps me understand the mysteries of the Jewish culture. Have a blessed day.

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  2. Wow, what a wonderful milestone. I know that I am a more educated and thoughtful Jewish woman, because you are my rabbi.
    Your questions are really hard to answer. My favorites…Most recently, explaining Seder to Christian friends, made a big impact. I appreciate posts about the current Torah portion, infusion of Talmud, and interfaith understanding. ..also pieces about grieving, mourning, life cycle rituals and creative ways to celebrate. Kol tuv!

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  3. Rabbi Ruth, Mazel Tov on this milestone of your blog publication! I have sincerely enjoyed reading all you have written. You ask if I were interested in purchasing a self-published collection of articles of your blog and my answer to that is…of course. It would be nice to have a hard copy reference on hand. And to answer another of your questions the most moving Jewish experience for me, I have two. The first was my Bat Mitzvah! Becoming a woman in the eyes of my Jewish community was exciting to me as a 12 year old girl! The second was observing a year of mourning for each of my dear parents after their passing. Even though it has been several since each has been gone, the anniversary Yahrzeit observance still allow me to feel close to each one.

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    1. Thank you, Sheila! Jewish mourning traditions are so wise, giving every mourner a chance to “touch base” with mourning observance on a regular basis. Some losses remain current no matter how long ago they took place.

      Thank you for reading and commenting!

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  4. Mazel Tov, Rabbi Ruth! I love your blog and have recommended it to others. What I love most about you is that you’re so open and willing to answer *any* question. Here are my answers to your questions:

    Do you have a favorite article on this blog? Which one? Why?
    As I’m Jewish but wasn’t raised in a Jewish home, anything and everything about living a Jewish life is a favorite of mine. I was especially grateful for what you’ve said about Jewish funerals.

    What topic would you like to learn more about?
    This may sound kind of weird, but I’d like to know how to pronounce Yiddish that’s in everyday use. Because my shul was in the South, a lot of the Yiddish spoken there was with a Southern accent. I try not to use much Yiddish or “Yinglish,” because I don’t want to be laughed at.

    Is there a topic you’re tired of me covering?
    No, never!

    If I were to self-publish a collection of articles from the blog about the Jewish Holidays, for instance, would you be interested enough to purchase it?
    Definitely!

    Is there a social media platform where you wish I would list new posts?
    Not that I can think of, no.

    What Jewish experience has been the most moving in your life?
    Converting from Reform to Orthodox, although I consider myself Conservative.

    Which Jewish experiences did you feel were overrated?
    Sometimes I feel that Hanukkah has been too commercialized.

    Thank you, Rabbi Ruth! ❤

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    1. Catherine, I shall do my best to add to the holiday articles, then! If you have any specific questions, I hope that you will leave them in comments, because that will help me see where the gaps are. Thank you so much for reading and posting.

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  5. Mazel Tov, Rabbi! I’m a little behind in my blog reading. I love to know more about the prayers in the service. Some of them seem redundant. I also have difficult connecting to them.. Thank you for continuing to give us such a wealth of information.

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