Uncategorized / 06.30.2012
Out Of The Closet
I met Yitz Jordan, aka Y-Love, in 2000 in Jerusalem at Ohr Sameach where we were both studying. He was an inspiration then and is an inspiration now. I couldn’t figure out why he chose to take on a religion that so often had me frustrated. But he loved it; Judaism spoke to him, and it is his truth. So he went for it.
Yitz grew up in East Baltimore, born to an Ethiopian mother and Puerto Rican father. He became interested in Judaism as a 7-year-old after seeing a commercial wishing everyone a Happy Passover. At age 14, he started wearing a kippah all the time and keeping Shabbat. He later moved to Israel to study and convert to Judaism.