So I said a thing over on Tumblr this weekend, and I think it may become the basis of a longer post (someone remind me to write this, because my brain is currently a sieve), but I think it’s a good thing to think about and chew on, not only for its relevance to the original topic, but when thinking about what we are and who we want to be, as Americans.
“What we have learned is to twine the different traditions (and cuisines!) together, to honor where we came from without letting it get in the way of where we’re going.
Because yes, Judaism is a culture, but it’s not a single culture. It’s a multiplicity, like the tassels of a tallit, all falling from the fabric of a shared belief system. And that’s our strength, and our survival.”