CULTURE and IDENTITY
A Challenge for
Jewish tradition teaches us to place our Chanukiah on the outside of our door (or next to a window where it can be seen).
When do you feel safe (or unsafe) publicly demonstrating your Jewish identity? (Eg: do you feel safe wearing a Magen David? Wearing a Kippah? Walking into a synagogue?...) Share a story or example.
How public are you, overall, with your Judaism? Share a story or example.
This Chanukkah, would you feel comfortable placing your Chanukiah outside your door or in your window? Why/not?
Is it ever possible to feel too comfortable or too safe in your Jewish expression?
Do you ever feel like it would be easier to assimilate into your larger society?