Today’s purge has a bit of a theme. Between 2004 & 2006 I was studying Judaism after a trip to Israel. Typical to my Myers Briggs personality type being INFP (Introverted Intuitive Feeling Perceptive) I am very spiritual and I was searching for God for a long time. Part of my quest to find my faith included studying with an Orthodox rabbi.
Did I mention INFPs are notably categorized as being misunderstood aka weird? It is okay, I am learning to embrace the weirdo in me.
And I digress… To make a long spiritual story short, I accrued a lot of Jewish stuff and continue to receive items from Israeli friends (such as the Dead Sea products which I love but cannot use them all).
Presently, I have a colleague who has always felt a connection to Israel and Judaism. Like an unsaid calling of sorts, she explored her genealogy & discovered she had a long line of Jewish relatives and similar to many stories you hear, last names were changed, the faith was hidden to avoid persecution. I gave the following nine items to my colleague & friend who is exploring Judaism now, studying Hebrew and thinking of converting back to the faith her relatives had tried so hard to hide for the purpose of survival.
Once again, life comes full circle. Glad I could share these items I once treasured with someone who will appreciate them & it allows me to do a “mitzvah”.
The nine items for the #minsgame are a book on Israel, a book on Jews in the 20th century, two children’s books on Chanukah, a prayer book I bought in Montreal, a Shabbat candle holder with the Star of David, a foot cream & a hand cream never opened from Israel (Dead Sea products) and a book mark.
It feels good to give something you once loved to a good deserving person you know.
Peace & Love – Rachel