Anecdotes, Advocacy, and Activism by Paige Wolf

How I Became a Zionist

November 29, 2023 | 0 Comments

This is a post about normalizing changing your opinion when presented with new information: something that I did at age 43 (I am now 44!) Like many well-intentioned progressive American Jews, I fell into the leftist anti-Zionist propaganda trap. And I didn’t begin the process of unlearning and unpacking until a little over a year ago – what timing! I grew up in the reform synagogue where I was seeped in Jewish culture but always conflicted about organized religion altogether. I never questioned my Judaism but I always questioned my connection to Israel. I would say ignorant things like “Well I am 99.7% Ashkenazi Jew and all my ancestors are from Eastern Europe so Israel doesn’t really mean much to me.” In reality, Ashkenazi Jews have origins in the Levant, which Israel is smack dab in the middle of. Europe...

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