My Jewish past is complicated. I was raised hypocritical Orthodox. My mother went to synagogue on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the the year, to see what the other women were wearing. This didn’t sit well with me.
Friends who also aren’t practicing Jews get all huffy about Israel. “Aren’t you a Zionist?” they ask. It’s complicated. Now there’s this video I just watched with Nicolas Kristoff on nytimes.com. I’m so impressed with Rabbis for Human Rights. Watch it, you’ll see.