For Young Jews of Color Community Helps Build Identity
When do we become adults? When we experience our first tragedy? When we adopt adult responsibilities, and accept the weight of cultural expectations? When we undertake a coming of age ritual, like a bar mitzvah? For our Chinese-Jewish Mash-Up Koca Wen it was a mash-up of all of the above.
What an Asian-American Jew learned about his own assumptions.
I became Bar Mitzvah on April 20th, 2002, the 130th anniversary of Hitler’s birth.
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