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How my Jewish heritage became more than just a thing

by Ashley Horine • Orlando, FL April 12, 2020 at 8:00 am
Ashley with her Birthright Israel group

How my Jewish heritage became more than just a thing

by Ashley Horine • Orlando, FL April 12, 2020 at 8:00 am

My Jewish heritage has been with me since birth, but if I am honest, it was just a thing—kind of like lighting Shabbat candles or observing Jewish holidays. My heritage was there with no meaning. Then came my Birthright Israel trip, which made those Jewish heritage things much more. As the granddaughter of a Holocaust survivor, my Poppy was always telling me about Israel and how blessed we were to have her. Read More