“I have been thinking a lot about Judaism, and I’m kind of pissed at it right now.”
This IM from my friend Sarah* was strangely startling. She had a stressful weekend, and she needed to relax. She smoked pot, turned off all her electronics, and it was “the most spiritual thing [she had] done in a long time.”
The best part came when Sarah told me she had a religious epiphany over fruit. “I ate an orange. I peeled the orange and realized that it was probably the closest to G-d a food can be, because it was so protected from the rest of the world. So I said a bracha (prayer) over it.”
*My friend’s name was changed to protect the innocent
Hebrew: Modeh anee lifanecha melech chai vikayam, she-he-chezarta bee nishmatee b’chemla, raba emunatecha. English: Thanking G_d for restoring your cleansed soul to your body and for G_d’s faithfulness to you. Part of our Day-In-The-Life series, teaching you the ins and outs of your Jewish daily life.