Secretly Jewish, with no idea why

Brian Chapman
Portland, OR

I discovered, in my 40s, that my ethnicity and my ancestry were not what I had been led to believe. For mysterious reasons (anti-Semitism) my father concocted a fictional back story that became how my brothers and I viewed ourselves. Now, with knowledge of a different cultural identity but absolutely no roots in it, I am forced to ask the question of who I really am and where I really belong.

 

Secretly Jewish, with no idea why

Brian Chapman
Portland, OR

I discovered, in my 40s, that my ethnicity and my ancestry were not what I had been led to believe. For mysterious reasons (anti-Semitism) my father concocted a fictional back story that became how my brothers and I viewed ourselves. Now, with knowledge of a different cultural identity but absolutely no roots in it, I am forced to ask the question of who I really am and where I really belong.

Secretly Jewish, with no idea why

Brian Chapman
Portland, OR

I discovered, in my 40s, that my ethnicity and my ancestry were not what I had been led to believe. For mysterious reasons (anti-Semitism) my father concocted a fictional back story that became how my brothers and I viewed ourselves. Now, with knowledge of a different cultural identity but absolutely no roots in it, I am forced to ask the question of who I really am and where I really belong.

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