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My holiday memory is more about consistency than it is about a specific moment. Every candle lighting of every shabbat, I say the words I first thought to say when I was four years old. I won't repeat them here for personal reasons but I appreciate having something to tie me to my first religious experiences. The essence of the words are a hope for the wellbeing of everyone, which may not be an exclusively jewish value but is certainly a common one.
My hebrew and english names are both Ari: lion. My parents thought it was important to feel connected with my heritage. It's been difficult at times to have an ethnic name but I'm proud of it and its implications (teacher).
I chose the name Rivkah for myself because while I was choosing I was going through a very tough and pivotal point in my life. Rivkah is of course a major matriarch in Judiasm and embodies strength. I strive to embody Rivkah.