i am going to teach my children that judaism is their history. the structure and rules of religion are not interchangeable with spirituality, which is something that everyone should find for themselves.


opening my mind

my whole life, i rejected and felt no interest in learning about other cultures, because as an immigrant what i cared most about was fitting into mainstream america. safety and security lay in definitions and cultural barriers. now that i’m seeing the maladaptiveness of this mindset, i am striving to learn instead not how to be a specific kind of person but simply to learn what and who the world is made up of and in doing so learn what it means to be a person. instead of looking for the right or wrong way, what fits and what does, i’d like to learn to just be.

honest toddler, february 2013