Growing up as an American kid with one Jewish and one non-Jewish parent, I never thought much about having a Jewish identity. It was much more important to be mainstream American, and aside from lighting Hanukkah candles, heading up to my grandparents' for Passover, and occasional conversations about the situation in Israel, we weren't observant or involved in Jewish life. I didn't really feel very Jewish either -- everyone around who was Jewish was more Jewish than me. ——That started to change when I went to China and quickly went from one of the least to one of the most Jewish people around, relatively.Read more
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