We Were Aliens in Egypt — and I Still Am Today

April 17, 2016 at 9:45 am Leave a comment

“But man, I tried. The experience left me feeling more alienated than ever. The people were welcoming, the rabbis warm, the services spirited, but I could not identify with the earnestness of religious feeling I saw all around me. It felt like popping into a department store on a hot summer day just for the air conditioning; you can’t wander the aisles forever just for the cool climes. At some point, you either need to buy something or to move on. And I wasn’t buying — at least not the products offered.”

Read more: http://forward.com/my-heretical-year/338575/we-were-aliens-in-egypt-and-i-still-am-today/#ixzz465xHcZn9

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