What Does it Mean to Be ‘Normal’?

For Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, let’s vow to celebrate our differences.

One red apple and two green apples. Apples are a traditional food for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year holiday.
Apples are a traditional Rosh Hashanah food. Photo by Benjamin Wong on Unsplash

“When I was little, I believed that the world could be separated into two parts: There were normal people who did normal things, and then there were weird people who did weird things. I was squarely outside the norm.”

Author/illustrator K-Fai Steele talks about her children’s book “A Normal Pig” on YouTube

There was a constant message, both spoken and implied: Your holiday — your holy day — is not normal, so it’s not real.

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