I wished myself Shana Tova as I started my new teaching year at APU on Wednesday, Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.
Some would question my Jewishness.
I had an Orthodox conversion in 1984. I was assured that no one was to speak of my conversion from that time forward, that I was fully and completely Jewish. My rabbi often commented that I had a "Jewish Soul".
I was completely, utterly content worshipping Adonai Elohenu,
the L-rd our G-d.
Then I met a Rabbi who turned my world upside down.
I wasn't looking for Him. In fact I was doing my very best to avoid Him. He, however, was looking for me.
And "suddenly", I was one of them. Those Christians. Yes, I became a Christ follower. Believe me, that definitely wasn't in my plans.
Does that make me any less Jewish?
I don't feel less Jewish.
I do, however, feel Christian.
I guess I could say I'm a genuine Christian.
Because when I married my wonderful husband 2 years ago, I got a new last name: