“I am Indian and Jewish,” said Haran, “and this is my country. I wouldn’t want to go anywhere else, and life is good and getting better.” Jewish Ideas Daily on love, and family among Jews in India.
When I said the bracha and wrapped myself in my Tallit I was no longer an observer. I was not on the outside looking at others but feeling the embrace of my own tallit. And each time I run my hands through the fringe and wrap the tzitzit around my finger, I am transported back to being 3-years-old in shul, sitting next to my dad.
Covered in sweat and with feet that kill, I am here to declare my first Jewish wedding a success.