Roseanne Benjamin is a freelance writer in Manhattan.
As a kid, I focused on the things I didn’t like during those summers away from home. As an adult, I realized how much I learned about myself there.
Without knowing the language, there was no way to fully participate in my community—not in the way I wanted to
I’m not afraid of the bullies anymore
The Jewish world needs a place like Tablet where varying—even conflicting—viewpoints can exist side by side. Our times demand an engagement with big ideas and not a retreat from them.
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