Heritage Florida Jewish News - Central Florida's Independent Jewish Voice

By Alexa Coultoff
First Person 

Growing up in a hate-filled world


January 15, 2021

Sometimes I feel uncomfortable sharing my Judaism in public. Why should I have to be though? Judaism has had such a profound impact on my life and has shaped me into the person I am today. I attended a Jewish preschool, have been participating in local Jewish events since a young age, attend synagogue regularly, and have endless Jewish friendships made through Jewish youth groups and summer camp. Judaism is so special to me and creates a community that I am proud to be a part of. So why is it that I am so cautiously aware of the hamsa hanging around my neck, why am I sometimes embarrassed t...

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