Yom revi'i, 4 Sivan 5769, Erev Erev Shavuot.
My name is Ruth.
Whither thou goest, I will go.
I have been seeking a place among this Holy People my whole life.
I have been included -- warmly, lovingly, laughingly, approvingly -- lo these twenty years..
There is nothing so sweet as seeking a home for one's neshama, and finding it.
There is nothing so satisfying as hungering for a thing, and attaining it.
The love I am permitted to have for every Jew comes from wanting it so before acquiring it.
This is what I would share with you.
This is what it can be to be a ger among Hashem's Holy Nation.
Even born among this people, you can fall in love with it -- just by making yourself into a ger.
Where you lodge, I will lodge. Your people are my people, and your G-d is my G-d.
Thank you, Hashem, for bringing me home to Your People, and to Your Land!
Shavuot: the holiday of the giving of the Torah