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My friend, writer Walter Kirn, has been dealing with some tough issues, as you can see in his blog at www.http://walterkirn.blogspot.com/ Walter recently lost his mother and had a bout with a kidney stone. Here’s my reply to his recent … Continue reading
I knew a little about Judaism, but I didn’t remember this part. Flat dry matzo, I knew. Dressing up at Purim, I knew. Passover Seders, I knew.
I was only nine, but hearing that I killed God explained a lot.
It explained why I was the only Jew in class. Who else would fess up? It explained why the Germans, who were probably Christians, had been so mad at us. It also explained why my dad was home dying of cancer. He was a German, and he married a Jew. We were being punished.
I barely realized what it meant to be a Jew, and I was already riddled with guilt