by Ilana Blumberg

A Jew in America Becomes a Jew in Israel

I hear that it’s not easy raising a good Jewish kid in Trump’s America and I believe it. My husband and I and our three children left the United States for Israel three years ago, and I do not envy my U.S. friends the challenges of explaining to their kids how the nation has set at its helm a man who degrades women, mocks the disabled, stokes racial hatred. But I watch those parental challenges play out from something of a distance. My problem is not resisting the clear political other; my problem is what to do in a sovereign Jewish State when the State itself is Other.

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