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My Story: The Beginning of My Birthright Israel Journey (Part 1)

by Ben Gelassen January 9, 2019 at 8:43 am
Ben Gelassen on Masada, 2018

My Story: The Beginning of My Birthright Israel Journey (Part 1)

by Ben Gelassen January 9, 2019 at 8:43 am

In the state of Maine, Judaism is uncommon. To illustrate this, imagine everyone’s eyes in your class directed at you every time your grade school teacher would mention the Jewish religion. I did appreciate the attention but was sorry Ms. Jackson (oh), I am for real “Outcast”. This isolation from growing up in Portland, Maine’s public school system only augmented further after my father’s stroke. Read More