Latino & Jewish: Why I chose Hanukkah over Christmas
“Somos judios sefarditas.”
“Whaa… ¿En serio?”
Hearing my Dad explain to me our ancestry was something that made my soul feel complete. I could literally hear a click within me. The questions I had for so long about who I was were finally answered. Questions such as, why the inexplicable urge to give my son Jewish names? Or why did I feel so whole when I first stepped into a synagogue? And why can I not like pork, what is wrong with me? And most importantly, what is up with this innate feeling telling me I should relax and take time for YHWH and to grow spiritually from Friday evening to Saturday? All along… it was my ancestry speaking to me.
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