My name is Chava (pronounced k'hava). Sounds weird? Well, in the bible that was the name of the first woman on earth (eve). In Hebrew Eve is written Chava. So that's how my parents called me at birth and I just love my name.
I was born and raised as a Hasidic Orthodox Jew in the Brooklyn, NY area. I studied Orthodox Jewish law (halacha) throughout my childhood years, in a Jewish Bais Yaakov (what's that? Look in the culture page). I felt very unique with our lifestyle, and I always liked to write in school assignments about our different culture and lifestyle.
My father is a successful electronic store owner in Brooklyn where all types of people from all walks of life used to come in. I used to stand in the store and have conversations with customers about my life as an Orthodox Jew.
As I grew older and would meet more people at my workplace I found it fascinating, how little people know about Judaism in general and in particular on Orthodox Judaism. I constantly explain my behavior and dress code. I work as a 5th grade teacher in an orthodox Jewish school.
Being that I was raised in Brooklyn, I still wanted to get more familiar and acquainted with other walks and streams of Orthodox Jewry. I read lots of books, traveled through most areas where Orthodox Jews live - from modern-orthodox to Ultra-Orthodox tight knit communities, from Yeshivish to Hasidic, Satmar, Lubavitch and Breslov. I traveled to Israel, Uk, Holland, Poland and more. I learned fascinating facts and here I am sharing it with you!
I am married to my wonderful husband Yosef and I have four wonderful children! All are learning in Orthodox Jewish schools. I always take guests at home as part of my enjoyment to teach Orthodox Judaism for all.
This site is for everyone! For newbies who want to learn on about orthodox Jews, through observing orthodox Jews who want to learn more and get a deeper understanding.
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