Thursday, July 27, 2006

It makes my Heart sing.

From a newsletter recieved moments ago from the Union for Reform Judaism:

“More beloved by God than all the children of Israel who stood at the foot of Mt. Sinai are those who choose Judaism, who come to the Torah of their own accord.

If the Israelites had not witnessed the thunder, lightning, quaking mountain and sounding trumpets, they would not have accepted the Torah. But those who choose Judaism did not experience even one of these things, and they come and give themselves to God and accept the commandments. Can anyone be more beloved to God than these people?"

Midrash Tanchuma, Lech L'cha, Midrash 6

"Our tradition tells us clearly that those who choose Judaism have not only a welcome place in the Jewish community but an honored place."

And that is all I need to say right now.

Well, except for this: The image below is of a woman immersed in the mikvah. It looks more like she's, well, dead, to me ... creepy.