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Tuesday, 16 Iyyar, 5779
  |  May 21, 2019

    Sometimes, ‘No’ is Fine Too

    You can never know the effect one might have by asking someone if they are Jewish - even if they answer 'no.' An author pauses for reflection after denying her identity to a stranger in an op-ed for the Forward Full Story

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    very moving
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    very moving

    Beautifully written piece.

     you never really know..
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    you never really know..

    just goes to show you never know what can happen when you have even the smallest encounter with another person, even if you don’t know it at the time… amazing.

    a little sad...
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    a little sad...

    its a bit sad that someone who lives in Brooklyn so close to all the beauty of the frum neighborhoods, and brought up in a Jewish home, ends up so far from yiddishkeit.

    Proud CH bochur
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    Proud CH bochur

    I am proud that I go on mivtzoim evry Friday. that couldve been me…..

    Beautiful Piece!
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    Beautiful Piece!

    I always knew that deep down a Jew can never really disavow him or herself from Judaism. Yes, you get the occasional “NO, I’m not Jewish” and as the person continues on his way, you turn to your partner and say “I could have sworn he is Jewish, it’s written all over his face”. Nevertheless, I always knew that the question left a positive impression on that person, and this story proves it. I’ve even heard a story where the person turned back around right then and there, and said straight out that he could not bare the fact that… Read more »

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