Had I been Afrewish…

If a Jewish state had been established in Uganda, as Herzl had one time proposed, I think I might have still emigrated to there. Not that I’m saying it should have been done, because obviously the ideal place is Eretz Yisroel, makes the most sense. And I still would have believed wholehartedly in Zionism even if that had been the case. But I have to admit, a big part of living here is living in a Jewish society, a majority of Jews, a place where Jewish traditions are the norm, not the sideline.

That might put me in a difficult position: What if the whole country tomorrow suddenly turned completely secular, without any trace or care for Jewish tradition? Would I have moved here for the holy land, or for the chance to reform, or for what? Would I have stayed behind?

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