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Sunday, May 01, 2011

Coming Home To The Home I Never Knew I Had

I wanted to have my reversion at a time when the kids would be around because I wanted them to know how lucky they are to be able to know their heritage, their culture and their traditions. I got to say a few words before the ceremony and I told the kids about how I was raised Christian, but my family were really hidden Jews. I told about finding out who I am and who I've always been. 

 Me and the rabbi in front of the ark. I'm holding the Torah scroll and it's heavier than I had thought. 
 This is the formal document proclaiming I'm a Jew. This document will allow me to obtain Israeli citizenship should I wish to do so. Under the law of return, any Jew who wants is immediately granted Israeli citizenship. Jim would then be granted Israeli citizenship because he's married to me. Why would I want Israeli citizenship? Israel has socialized medicine. 
 The English side. 
 The Hebrew side. 
The top signature is where I signed my name in Hebrew. Years ago, I learned Hebrew script, but I only remember the block letters - so that's what I used. 

4 comments:

Rayna said...

Welcome home, Deb.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!

-Subrata and Eric

Rosalyn Manesse said...

Mazel tov and welcome!

www.welovequilting.com said...

Congratulations and back to your roots. Mazel tov!
Chris