Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Hermaphrodite: Eilon Bregman

Exploring Tel Aviv's vibrant club life
By Ben Kaplan, National Post

A bit about me. I'm a spiritual hermaphrodite -- raised Jewish, baptised a few years ago into the Greek-Orthodox Church (I was about to marry the youngest daughter of the president of a Toronto congregation). Thus, I combined Judaism and Greek-Orthodoxy. Which is why, on the plane, studying the ultra-Orthodox Jews in their beards and hats, I found myself wondering if I'd feel more Jewish in the midst of my people. Would I succumb to "Jerusalem Syndrome" and start carrying a staff, speaking in tongues and claiming to be communicating directly with God?

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