I wear a Jewish star necklace now. I always thought I would never wear one. I didn’t think it was useful or appropriate to advertise my religion as one of the first things you see or know about me. Then my son went to Israel and returned home with a beautiful and modest Jewish star for me.
Of course I started wearing it. First of all it was from my son. Second it happens to be gorgeous (and modest!).
Third, now that I started wearing it, I love portraying my love of Judaism. As they say, she wears her heart on her sleeve or in my case my passion on my chest.
Funny to call Judaism my passion. The one time bothersome Judaism, the thing I often wanted to hide. Flattered at one time if people said I didn’t look Jewish, or that I look “Italian” or that they would never think I was Jewish…
Now, I feel aflamed. Yes I’m a woman, an American, a mother, and many other things. And…I feel lit up being a Jew.
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Cover Photo courtesy of Kobi, photo of star over blue sky by unsplash.com/@davidholifield