The gravestone carries an acrostic of her name, talking about how she suffered, how good she was. My parents are honest and kind, good people. Why would I be interested in wasting my time on learning some religious non-sense? Looking back now I see how these unique circumstances shaped my life and freedoms. Share this: At some point, I stopped needing it to be a secret, and it stopped feeling like one.
My parents were not religious but they soon became enamored with the local Chabad, which tried to involve them in every way possible.
Ex-Orthodox Feel Pushed ‘Off the Derech’ — but 95% Still Say They’re Jewish
Initially, Trencher said, the questions had been multiple choice, with extensive options for each. Since that time, Reform and Orthodox Judaism have grown in their share of congregants; Reform is now the largest denomination. During the high school years and my year in Israel my questions were focused on why learning was important and to what extent I needed to devote myself to its pursuit. Email Facebook Twitter. I see in the eyes of some of the people at their first meeting a deep confusion, a sense of being hopelessly lost. By publicly writing about the shit I have gone through, it helps me to work through and move on from it.