Grew up in Catholic school and chose Judaism because it was the closest thing
To the football team in high school that bred structure and community
Which only held true to the orthodox community that gave voice to structure in community in a historical fashion of the 70s where structure and community was obsolete
Second in command to the free ways of the independents with whom the convert could not face
Back in high school, there was rules, and he could stand at the front as school president and feel a sense of control
Over his destiny
While as an adult life seemed unpredictable and weirdly scary that he could never put a sense of freedom to
How did it happen that Judaism was the closest experience to his Catholic high school?
He is still unsure
Though he searches through the texts for a feeling of GD
He knows the answer
His Catholic school experience taught him through hard work and closely defined deeds🔇🔕, we can feel infinite. Through rigorous homework, a football team that became brothers, and a subway ride to his home in Brooklyn,
He sometimes felt the rush of the infinite.
In Judaism too. There was a rush. Of the infinite.