It’s going to be my first anniversary of being an official Conservative Jewess from the 20th of Elul (Happy 1st year!), and aside from my Jewish books, the only Judaica I own is a pewter kiddush cup gifted to me by my neighbours, and an oil chanukiah. So I thought to buy some proper Judaica rather than using my makeshift Dollar Store cheapies I’ve used all year.
A kosher mezuzah scroll at $40 CAD? Shabbat candlesticks and matching Havdalah sets are pricy together… let alone buying myself a proper tallit gadol. And it would take me time to pay off a cheap, kosher tefillin. And paying to ship them from the USA/Toronto into a not-very-Jewish area of Canada.
Let alone paying half an arm just for my High Holiday tickets. 😒 (I am thinking of probably skipping the additional community dinner for something at home or vegetarian along the way, because I don’t know if I want to pay extra this year. I dunno.) I work retail, so that doesn’t help.