I went to a talk last night which featured Rabbi Alan Lew. I had a few questions that I wanted to ask, but couldn’t because of the lack of time. I figured that I would write him an e-mail, but couldn’t find his e-mail address on the website. I guess he is too famous now.… Continue reading The Mind and the Body
Simply put, it keeps me sane. I kind of have a wild brain that sometimes finds it difficult to rest. I also have just a tiny little workaholic side to me that finds it difficult to take a rest when I start working on something. Let me give you an example: This is nothing that… Continue reading Why I keep Shabbes (or Why I am Shomer Shabbat)
Our dwelling is a shoes-off zone. I am from Japan where this goes without saying and Misha has lived in Korea where, also this was just the understood norm. I firmly believe that dirt from outside that sticks on the bottom of the shoes is far more unsanitary and dirty than whatever can possibly be… Continue reading Shoes Off Please
I love Pesach. It was one of five holidays I grew up with and I always thought that it was rather fun. I grew up celebrating Pesach, Chanukkah, お正月, Purim (sometimes), and Sukkot (until I was about 9). Every year on Pesach my mom would read the Passover issue of the Tokyo Jewish Community Center… Continue reading Pesach Craze
Because it feels like I have been moving non-stop from the time I left home in 1995. I first lived in a dorm in Victoria, Canada. (2yrs.)–The summers were spent away from there of course, because you couldn't stay. Renting out the place during the summer was one of their most important ways of gaining… Continue reading Why a *Nomad*?
I am born a Jew(ish American) and a Japanese; hence, a Jewpanese, as my mother-in-law has called me (only in the privacy of talking to her son, of course). And I pursue those (at least) two sides of myself rather rigorously. I grew up in Japan until 17 (I am 27 now) with a good… Continue reading Who I am on April 16, 2006
these words…. Hold on a sec! I am busy with Passover (aka Pesach) and all the work I have to do!! I will post something soon…. But not quite yet. 次回まで、乞うご期待！！