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To be a Jew

January 23, 2009
By Samuel Reichman DIAMOND, Fairway, Kansas
Samuel Reichman DIAMOND, Fairway, Kansas
65 articles 5 photos 3 comments

I have a Jewish mind,
But I have not Jewish skin.
Nor hair,
Nor body,
Nor nose.
Yet I am a Jew.
I close my eyes and hear the Sh’mah,
I see the tents of Mah Tovu,
I feel God’s hand in my soul
And feel both liberty and control.
I am a Jew,
I am Israel,
I am chosen.
I am one among One,
For there is no Jewish body but Jewish soul.

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AlizaO BRONZE said...
on May. 22 2011 at 11:00 pm
AlizaO BRONZE, Fort Lee, New Jersey
3 articles 1 photo 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
The future is called 'perhaps,' which is the only possible thing to call the future. And the important thing is not to allow that to scare you.

נכון מאוד

on Apr. 6 2011 at 7:48 pm
radicalhonesty GOLD, Alpharetta, Georgia
12 articles 2 photos 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
There is no situation, facet, or aspect of life that cannot be improved with pizza. -Daria

I totally understand. I am Jewish, and my Rabbi is always talking about how we always have a Jewish soul, even if we convert. Beautiful!

lkk4209 BRONZE said...
on Feb. 22 2011 at 3:24 pm
lkk4209 BRONZE, Somewhere, Massachusetts
4 articles 0 photos 56 comments

Favorite Quote:
"April Fool's Day is for amateurs. You never need an excuse to mess with people's heads."

"I may be lying in the gutter, but I'm staring up at the stars, honey."

I love this poem.

miriam SILVER said...
on Jan. 16 2010 at 10:17 pm
miriam SILVER, Skokie, Illinois
9 articles 0 photos 20 comments
can I ask the meaning behind this?