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I Saw G-d on Facebook

On the mysterious persistence of faith

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On Cynical Chassidim

Iggeres HaKodesh and the Greasy Pole

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Nature, Wisdom, Prophecy, Torah, and G-d

Five avenues to repentance.

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Three Types of Baal Teshuva

I have extensive experience at both normative and late-starter Yeshivos (religious schools for Jewish men). While I find, socially, that I simply get along better with other Baalei Teshuva (Jews raised as non-religious who become religious later in life) due to shared interests and experiences, and I completely understand the tendency of Baalei Teshuva to […]

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Thank You, Orthodox Jews

Dear frum-from-birth Orthodox Jews (even the ones I know), I’m just writing to say thank you. I am a Baal Teshuva. I did not grow up within the traditional Jewish world. I was brought into it by people like you. And for that, I am eternally grateful. Now, I know you’re waiting for the sucker […]

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