Growing Up Jewish in America

From generation to generation, does being Jewish mean being Othered?

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My daughter’s first Hanukkah. Photo by my husband Charles Reeder.

Anti-Semitism on the rise

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Railing detail in Tsfat, Israel. Photo Credit: Author.

“I am a Jew because…”

“What should my grandma name be?”

She is Jewish because I am Jewish because my mom is Jewish.

My husband took this video of my then-2-year-old daughter singing the Hanukkah blessings with me.

There’s a hunger inside me…

Will we ever be safe?

Am I a person of color?

It all hit at once when I was 8.

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My third-grade school photo.

“You’re going to hell, you fucking Jew.”

The day I “became a woman”

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Invitation to my Bat Mitzvah

Caught between privilege and racism

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Empathy for the win! Published in Gen, Human Parts, Heated, Tenderly —Feminism, Sexuality, Veganism, Anti-Racism, Parenting. She/They darcyreeder.substack.com

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