Sunday, February 05, 2006

In the beginning...


This is my very first post, and I think that is in itself a cause for celebration. So let's all take a moment and celebrate.

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Yay!!
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Well, that sure was fun. Now let's get on with it. An Okee Jew means, really, an okay Jew, which is what I hope I am. Actually I hope I'm an amazing, wonderful, perfect Jew (or should I say Jewess?), but that would be delusional. And I do try so hard not to be delusional. That is one of life's great Purposes -with a capital P. Living life in reality. One of the hardest tasks of the Orthodox Jew is living a delicately balanced life. Everyone speaks of moderation, which is a four syllable word for balance, really. And living in the year 2005 -I mean 2006, ahh how time flies when you're having fun -this is especially difficult. How much do you interact with modern customs, technology, reality...? With evolutionary ideas and revolutionary movements...? With the ever-changing, frightening world around you...? How do you try to be the best person you can be while living the duality of a 3000 year old religion and a twenty year old life?

So I am not (yet) an amazing, wonderful, perfect Jew. I may never be. But I will, with plenty of G-d's help, be an amazing and wondeful one, eventually. But for now, for my everyday reality, I'll "settle" for being me -an Okee Jew.

Have a good night, everyone! More on this next time...

2 comments:

Semgirl said...

Sorry, things have been so hectic lately, that I didnt have a chance to thank you for visiting my blog and officially welcome you blogland. Hope to reads lots of interesting posts from you.

Okee said...

thanks sem- it's great to be here!