Issues 04:10 Acceptance: The Jewish Dilemma

Acceptance: The Jewish Dilemma
Author: Mitch Glaser

What does it mean to be Jewish? The answer evades us. Rabbis are less than unanimous in defining what a Jew is. For some, being Jewish means a lifetime of wandering through the Sinai wilderness of identity. I remember a major debate that I shared with other young Hebrew school students my age. The question […]

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My Identity as a Jew: An Interview with Jodee Steiner

Editor: When did being Jewish first hold meaning for you? Jodee: I can’t remember it not meaning something to me, so I guess it always did. But I think it started causing problems when I entered school. When I was at home with my mom and dad, I thought everybody was like us. You don’t […]

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At Fourteen

Barely blossoming, Neither woman nor child. Not understanding my creation Or the world’s. Not seeing a purpose in being… Till you rent the veil, And confusion melted. In a moment of repentance, The abstract became reality. Abba, Father, Now I am yours. A royal daughter, By a sacrifice not my own. At fourteen, Now an […]

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The Shtetl’s Daugher

The only light in the little shtetl of Vaysechvoos that night was a soft, filtered glow from stars almost hidden by a translucent fog. The dark figure placed a basket carefully at the entrance to the shul, leaned tenderly over the blanketed bundle inside and gave it a gentle kiss. The figure then straightened up […]

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