Whether you call yourself orthodox, modern, secular, reform, reconstructionlist (sp?!?!!) we all know the emes is a Jew is a Jew.
Yiddishkiet tells us that there is one G-d who created the world and remains involved with the running of the world day in and day out. The Baal Shem Tov tells us that everything that happens in life is a direct interaction with the creator of the world, from a leaf blowing in the wind to.......... the discovery that we have diabetes
General question - did diabetes effect your relationship with HaShem in anyway? - no matter if that relationship was full Torah oberservance, the odd prayer now and again or just a feeling of being a Jew and being proud to be a Jew
Has anyone come across the following two books and have they had any impact on understanding of you G-d, Yiddishkeit and how to accept/understand having a chronic disease? (if you didn't see these two books before I recommend a library visit or Amazon purchase, they are for the religious, semi religious and non religious Yid alike)
Very interesting story _- I would love to hear more. Where did you make the geyrus? In the States? In Eretz Yisrael? Thanks for sharing your story - is fascinating and gives great chizuk
Have you ever seen this sefer - it's beautiful and amazing http://www.amazon.com/Bnei-Avraham-Ahuvecha-Chassidic-Thought/dp/14...
I'm fascinated by your story! I am struggling with an eating disorder myself, and I, in spite of having been born and raised Jewish (Reform), had never thought of eating as a mitzvah, although I know about other mitzvot. I like that philosophy -- it truly makes sense in the idea that you need to take care of your body and your health. For example, I know about the mitzvah about saving lives, and in context of the eating disorder, the act of eating IS an action to save your own life.
By the way, if you're T1, and have struggled with an eating disorder, even if you're fully in recovery, there is a site called the Vial Project, which is a part of the PhD dissertation of a friend of mine. You might want to go over there and give it a look -- she needs more participants, and you can give a unique perspective!
Natalie - please feel free to contact me directly yoxenhendler(@)gmail(.)(com) - remove the brakets obviously haha - I have learnt a lot about the concept of eating and how it is a mitzvah - please don't hesitate to contact me if you would like to discuss