I see now, Abraham, you had a bad day that evening, haven't you? As I have written elswhere, an individual will decide as to where he/she chooses to live, there is no need in a Big Broother nor in a Rabbi to tell him where to live and what to do with his Jewishness. Let alone, there is no need in A.B.Y. for this matter. If I were you I would have find a better excuse and appologise. One thing, though, I have found to be useful about being a Jewish Israeli, is that one doesn't have to belong to a Sinagogue/Community when living elswhere. The Jewish identity is served by default, and one is free to excercise his religious and intellectual freedom otherwise. But then this can be acheived by any Jew if he stays a while in Israel and "breaks" his arse in the IDF or something like that. "Asita TaUt, dibarta yoter miday ve pag'Ata b'anashim tovim". Inyaki of Bilbao the eternal capital of the Basques.
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from the article: People without a land