Why I’m Starting This Website
Time flies, even when you don’t have fun. The 21st century is a technology driven, fast paced world where time is at a premium. There is 50-70 hours of work a week, family responsibilities, and all sorts of social events to attend. With all of these pressing priorities, there’s no time for our souls. Slowly, we are draining the spiritual out of lives.
Of course, we should spend more time on our spirits, and promise we will…….soon. Unfortunately, the amount of time spirituality demands is very high, driving away people who might otherwise be interested in Judaism. One hour, usually at night, for a Torah class, one or twice a week. 3 hours or more for a Shabbat morning service. Multiple rituals, all of which need to be studied and understood. For those who can follow this discipline and invest the time….keep it up!! But not everyone is ready for this type of commitment.
This website is for high speed Jews with very little time. People who’d like to experience more Judaism, but are intimidated by the amount of time it will take. Well, no more excuses!! Even 5 minutes a day is enough time for a religious revolution.
Once a week, there will be a 5 Minute Judaism update. Each will have 5 parts:
Prayer: a short prayer from the prayerbook.
Petition: a chance for each person to speak to God, about anything they want.
Torah: a short passage from the Bible, with a question to think about.
Charity: put 25 cents a day away. Every 3 months, will take the 18 dollars put away and pick a charity to support.
Mitzvah: a ritual associated with Judaism will be mentioned.
Each part should take at most a minute. After 5 minutes, you will have experienced a small taste of Judaism, a little bit of spirituality on the fly. After a year or two, you will find that even 5 minutes a day will transform you.