TelaVivian, Vol. 6: Doing Jewish in the Diaspora and Israel
Vivian Bercovici talks about her recent trip to Toronto during the High Holidays – and how doing Jewish in the Diaspora differs from doing Jewish in Israel
As I prepared to address a Toronto congregation on both days of Rosh Hashanah last week, I was struck by the very simple fact that drew us together; that we each identified as Jews.
Obvious, perhaps, but also profound. It is so much easier not to “do” Jewish in the Diaspora. It takes effort to prepare. Show up. Take the day or two off work.
About twenty y…