Hello everyone, I can't tell you how much I appreciate your sharing your thoughts with me before my ordination. Please feel free to post any blessings, Torah, or ruminations you have. I'll compile them all into a book before the ceremony itself. My teacher, Reb Mimi believes that a person needs to make an offering before smikha - ordination. This is my offering. Over the next few months, I'll be studying the laws of matanot l'evyonim - gifts to the needy. My thoughts and those of rabbis I find meaningful will be posted here. I cannot wait to see you all in May.