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Words of the Week (and a Brief Note)

“The Jewish state builds my Jewish identity even if I spend my whole life in Los Angeles or New York or Miami.”

Source: Gil Troy, quoted in Jewish Journal in a discussion occasioned by the publication of his new anthology The Zionist Ideas.

And a brief note: I’m going to be taking a brief blogging break, so there will be no “Pre-Shabbat Jewish Literary Links” posted this week. In the meantime, you may wish to read more “words of the week”—from my own keyboard—in the form of my latest “View from the USA” column for the UK’s Jewish Chronicle. L’hitraot (“until we meet again”).

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  1. Very interesting sentence, Erika. The Republic of Ireland does much the same for me. I’m a citizen, but never lived there. Born in England to Irish parents, lived in Northern Ireland (twice), West Africa and now Tokyo, still I carry the sense of being Irish within me in ways that go beyond the accent or personal history. Of course, Irish friends think I’m just a – well, I’d best not write the word.

    Enjoy your break from blogging.

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