“‘Rabbi Adar, is it dangerous to wear my Jewish star?’
In 12 years of teaching ‘Introduction to the Jewish Experience’, no student ever asked me that question in those words.
This year three students have asked it of me. Every convert to Judaism makes a journey across the religious, cultural and emotional frontiers of Judaism. One of the milestones on that journey is the moment when antisemitism ceases to be theoretical, when it is felt in the kishkes, in the gut.”
Full story from Rabbi Ruth Adar, HaMaqom Executive Director, in JTA News…