:כִּ֚י עֶזְרָא֙ הֵכִ֣ין לְבָב֔וֹ לִדְרֹ֛שׁ אֶת־תּוֹרַ֥ת יְהֹוָ֖ה וְלַֽעֲשֹׂ֑ת וּלְלַמֵּ֥ד בְּיִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל חֹ֥ק וּמִשְׁפָּֽט
For Ezra devoted his heart to teaching and performing the Torah of the Lord, and to teaching its laws and judgments in Israel.
I consider it to be a kind of "mission statement" for what I aspire to be. I hope I can one day live up to my namesake.
I'm currently living in the city of Midland, in West Texas. It's pretty barren of Jewish life; I'm one of the few Jews out here, and almost the only practicing one.
שְׁגִיא֥וֹת מִֽי־יָבִ֑ין מִֽנִּסְתָּר֥וֹת נַקֵּֽנִי׃
Who know's one's errors? From hidden mistakes, cleanse me.
Feel free to point out any mistakes I make. I'm just a simple Jew out to learn new things.
I'd love to hear from you!