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Why I’m Turning My Back on My Jewish Identity

Judaism in present-day Israel is behaving like the Catholic Church in Franco’s Spain. This is the time to shun it

Ofri Ilany
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Ofri Ilany

Hanukkah is, all in all, my favorite Jewish holiday. I like the candles that burn in the winter darkness and the rousing, festive songs. This year, as I lit the candles with people who are close to me, I looked sadly on the flames. That’s because this coming year, I will not celebrate Hanukkah, nor will I celebrate Purim and certainly not Pesach. I don’t intend to mark the Jewish holidays at all.

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