Like secular Israelis do, Diaspora Jews should incorporate Jewish culture into their identity with more fluency and ownership. What better time than the new year to start?
Zoe Jick is the Director of the English Beit Midrash at The Secular Yeshiva in Tel Aviv, a project of BINA: The Jewish Movement for Social Change. She is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School, and a Wexner Graduate Fellow in Jewish Education.
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