My goal in writing this blog is to share some things that go on in my life... personal things... things that relate to my relationship with G-d, with my peers, and with those I deeply care about.
I wouldn't write about life as a frum Jew unless there were a life -not- as a frum Jew. There was.
People thought I was crazy making the transition from being a normal guy. I always felt Jewish, but it wasn't until yeshiva that I learned that there is an obligation to follow G-d's commandments. Before then, I thought of Him as some spiritual being or force, with a long white beard if he had one. Regarding the Mount Sinai story? I thought it was a parable; a lesson to teach us about ascetic morality. You should have seen my face when I was in yeshiva learning Chumash (5 books of Moses) and I raised my head up in wonder and asked the rabbi "you mean this stuff is real?!?"
Here was my logic for becoming religious: If there is a G-d, then we have an obligation to him to follow his commandments. When we die, we'll know if we were right. If there is no G-d, and reality is limited to our experience in our lifetime only, when we die, consciousness will die with us and we won't know we were wrong. I'd rather err on the side of being religious.