Well, Zee had a special night on Friday. He received his own Torah and he had so much fun dancing and singing with the men carrying Torah scrolls. This picture is a little fuzzy, but my hands kept shaking too much. I know this is confusing to much of my family, but I identify with the Torah and following Hashem. I try not to talk about it or make it seem that I think differently since it is an uncomfortable subject for some. But I am not ashamed. I just don't want to pressure anyone to think that I think everyone should do what I do. This is a personal decision for me and my house. I love Hashem with all my heart, soul and mind. I simply don't want Tzipi and Zee to be confused about our faith. Being so isolated in what we believe can be difficult if I don't work very hard to set clear boundaries. Even though I may not agree with everything the local Temple does, they are a wonderful set of human beings that want to obey the Torah and build a community in Amarillo Texas. This is where I am for now and as much as I long to be in the Holy Land, I must be content with where I am.
Please understand that I am totally happy to live in a Christian country and for the most part the Judeo-Christian relationship is one of peace and unity. We worship the same Creator, just in different ways. Different doesn't mean bad. Different is different.
If you have questions, please feel free to ask. I'd rather you know the truth than guess.