Loves and dislikes.

A coworker explained at lunch today that although he is a super-Zionist, and believes all Jews should live in Israel, that doesn’t mean he has to accept the way modern Israel is layed out and executed today.

Read: Just because we believe in a Jewish state for a Jewish nation, it doesn’t mean we have to like what Jews have done with it so far.

On that note, I must also mention that I am leaving in a few hours for a month in my mothaland… And I’m not sorry in the least about my longing for New York.

First of all, New York is one of the most amazing places in the world. Probably the most amazing.

Second of all, this country gets mad claustrophobic mad quickly.

Like my mom used to say about us kids: I love Israel and the concepts that have so far built it; but I don’t always have to like it.

But I don’t want to leave my home on such a sour-sounding note (though if you read closer, see that I’m not all that bitter). So I’ll mention: I just had one of the best-tasting and compiled shwarmas EVER.






  1. Jack's Shack Avatar
    Jack’s Shack

    New York is overrated, but so are a lot of places.

  2. Jacob Avatar

    Yeah, yeah, that was me. Just to elaborate – I definitely consider myself a super-Zionist and probably know more about Israeli history and modern politics than the average Israeli. My modern orthodox education in the US also taught me probably more Israeli and Jewish literature and poetry than most Israelis learn.

    The bottom line is that Zionism is a Jewish homeland. Zionism is not modern day Israeli culture. I don’t have to like anything about the ways Israelis act, speak, laugh or line up to buy popcorn in movie theaters.

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