Why do Jews seeks out Jews abroad?

16.01.2014                      15.Schwat.5774                      Tu BeSchwat

Diaspora Tagebuch:

Why do Jews seeks out Jews abroad?

What is it about? A desire to delve deeper into our shared heritage? A need to find a connection in a strange place? A wish to feel we are part of a group even when we are far from home?

There is something slightly paradoxical about taking the time to go to a synagogue on the other side of the world when at home you rarely and reluctantly grace one with your presence. And yet I’d hazard a guess that I’m far from unusual in having done this….