How to be a Jewish Witch

I’m a nice Jewish girl who grew up to be a Witch,” says I Starhawk, author of The Spiral Dance and other books. JL “My father was a Communist who died when I was five, and although my mother’s real religion was psychology, she never lost her Jewish identity and her attachment to Judaism. We lived in Los Angeles, in an apartment upstairs from my Orthodox grandparents. I went to Hebrew High School and narrowly missed becoming a rabbi, but one day I realized that if I were a rabbi, I’d have to go to services all the time, and I always found it boring. The times when I felt that I was in the presence of the sacred has rarely been in the synagogue or studying holy books.”

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