I am Isaac; I am Ishmael

JAJonathan Aaron,
Owings Mills, MD,

As a Jew, I have always been intrigued by how Hitler twisted Jewish identity, indicting Jews as having bad blood and thus being an impure race requiring extinction. In the summer of 2015, I visited Berlin and discovered a fascinating art exhibit that challenged people’s notions of identity and asked viewers to identify as Isaac or Ishmael; I chose both as affirmation that I am above all else part of humanity.


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