Judaism needs to be more accepting if Jewish identity is to be preserved. Two reasons I do not claim my identity despite going to synagogue as a youth and having a Bar-Mitzvah: 1) ultra-orthodox insulting me because my mother is not Jewish; and, 2) as an American, Jews from New York exclude me because my background is not Ashkenazi,and because my releativees live in Israel, not New York or New Jersey. (Jews come from Brookly, not Israel!) So, among secular, educated or non-religious Americans, I am accepted. Among many American Jews, I face prejudice.
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from the article: Expanding the tribe in the home of the brave
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