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July 16th, 2009, 03:04 PM
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I know that being an orthodox Jew, pretty much everything in my life is determined by the fact that I'm Jewish. I also know other people whose Judaism comes out in Rosh Hashana and Passover and the rest of their lives aren't affected at all by being Jewish.
So how much of your life is affected by Judaism?

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July 23rd, 2009, 01:44 AM
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just about most things. what i eat, how my social life is......

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July 25th, 2009, 08:55 PM
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I grew up keeping kosher, I no longer keep kashrut. However, I still cannot eat a cheeseburger or have a milk shake with my hamburger. My two little ones go to the JCC preschool, my oldest went to day school and continues now in BBYO-BBG and Beit Hamidrash. I think all aspects of our lives are influenced by Judaism. We say Boker Tov every morning, Laila Tov each night. We say our prayers before eating and the birkat hamazon on Shabbat after dinner.
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July 30th, 2009, 08:54 PM
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I am much much more than a Chanukah and Passover Jew, it's just totally a part of who I am all the time every day. I don't totally follow the kosher laws, but I do not eat pork, shellfish, or dairy so I guess I come close. In a typical week I have reason to be at the temple at least 3 times. I was going to say it's less during the summer, but...just looking at this next week, my husband is leading Friday's service and is writing the sermon right now, August 1st there's havdallah service we are going to, then the 4th I have a religious school task force meeting and I'm not sure how that's going to work because I also have rehearsal for the High Holy Day choir that same night. I don't do the daily prayers, I don't even know them, I just pray with whatever's in my heart and on my mind.

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August 5th, 2009, 06:24 AM
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Even though I am not orthodox, I do think mpst things are influenced by it, I work at a Jewish Agency, my private practice is a group of mostly Jewish people, my son goes to jewish preschool etc. I think also how I live my life is influenced by it
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