Thursday, September 6, 2007

To What Extent Does a Ger Feel Alone?

A Simple Jew has posted a very nice Q & A session with a Ger by the name of Levi Yitzchak. It's recommended reading, as far as I'm concerned. Here's ASJ's question for Levi Yitzchak:

A Simple Jew asks:

Vayikra 25:23 states, "...for you are Geirim and residents with Me." To this, the Degel Machaneh Ephraim commented that it is the nature of a Ger to feel alone since he has no one in whom to confide. The Ger may only feel that he can open up and share his true feelings and experiences on the occasion when he meets another Ger. However, the Degel suggests that Hashem is all is also Ger in this world since He too is all alone.As someone who has undergone an Orthodox Geirus, to what degree can you relate and identify with these words from the Degel Machaneh Ephraim?

Levi Yitzchock responds:

-Dixie Yid

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