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Back to blogging

Let me take a moment to introduce myself.

I had a blog years ago when I was working in Sudan. I enjoyed the experience of sharing my adventures with others.  I stopped posting when I returned to the States.  Recently, I started posting on Facebook while in Israel through October.  Again, I enjoyed sharing my reflection on what was happening and especially liked knowing others were reading what I wrote and commenting.  Positive comments were welcomed, but so were thoughtful probes or questions regarding what I had written.  I stopped posting on Facebook because of pushback, which did not seem appropriate for a Facebook page.  I experimented with Instagram but found that the constraint on the number of words was too frustrating.  So, I am back to blogging.

I want to say a little about the title “Reflections of a Polish Catholic Jew,” which is my identity.  For those of you who may not know, I grew up and identified as a Polish Catholic.  Seven years ago, at the age of 65, I learned through DNA testing that I was 98% Ashkenazi Jew.  Three years later, I discovered I had family in Israel: three first cousins, one on my mother’s side and two on my father’s.  This has all been quite a rollercoaster ride.  Learning how to be a Jew has its challenges for a Polish Catholic, and it certainly got more challenging since October 7th.

I welcome all who might come to this page by accident or intentionally.  I expect to post regularly whenever I feel inspired to comment on something happening worldwide.



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