If I forget thee Atlanta: Escaping Israel to find one’s Jewish identity
In Israel, religion is so politicized that our own people is divided. But in the Diaspora, we can be proudly Jewish while remaining non-partisan.
Many Israelis have to leave the Jewish state and experience life in the Diaspora in order to remember what it means to be a Jew. Some Israelis report that their confrontation with anti-Semitism, as a real and living force, jolts them into the realization that they are not just Israeli, but also Jewish. It isn’t just the negative side of Jewish life in the Diaspora that helps the Israeli to realize what he or she...
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