Flying for family?

Maybe you can shed some light on why I feel duty-bound to come. Should I?

April 13, 2017 13:46
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A Passover Seder

A Passover Seder. (photo credit: JERUSALEM POST ARCHIVE)


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Hello ladies, I’m a 35-year-old single man living in Los Angeles. My Zionist mother is very disappointed that I didn’t come to Israel to visit her for Passover and wants me to already book a ticket for Rosh Hashana. To be honest, a week-long trip is nothing but a hassle and disturbance of my busy life. Maybe you can shed some light on why I feel duty-bound to come. Should I?
Better to be in LA

Tzippi Sha-ked:
About 20 years ago, in Los Angeles, my family adopted Russian Jewish families who’d recently moved to the new Goldene Medina – California. They’d arrived from the Soviet Union starry-eyed and hopeful, relegating the bitter taste of religious and political oppression to memory banks.

We invited them for holidays and Shabbatot and suggested they enroll their children in Jewish learning programs. All too soon we realized our new friends were eager to shed visible Jewish skin and assimilate into the greater American culture.


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