Small Town Jew

Source: Being Jewish from Another Random Day. Is that really what it’s like? Sheesh.

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Founder and Publisher of Jewlicious, David Abitbol lives in Jerusalem with his wife, newborn daughter and toddler son. Blogging as "ck" he's been blocked on twitter by the right and the left, so he's doing something right.

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  • Ha, where I come from, older people used to check my forehead for horns when I was small (no kidding). Since I was born with black eyes, I suppose one could never know 😉

  • Where I came from people would reflexively use anti-semitic slurs. They claimed it wasn’t really anti-semitism but just part of their regular vocabulary.

  • My PE coach in elementary school told me I was going to hell…but then a classmate told me that it was okay that I was Jewish as long as I still believed in Jesus. And they made me sing Christmas songs. One year, I got out of the Christmas song assembly, led by the assistant principal who I hated, and I went to the computer lab to play games. Apparently they forgot about me, and I played games the whole day instead of going back to class when the assembly was over.

    That was in Buda, Texas.

    Austin’s a lot better…

    …even if we do have a bit of Texas in Austin and are all therefore crazy. Like the 10,000 seat + artificial turf + embedded football lines + painted end zones + jumbotron -football stadium my high school opened during my senior year. The inaugural game in the stadium was on Rosh haShana. I got every Jew in the school to sign a letter to the school board telling them to go to hell.

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