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The Advantages of a Spiritual Wilderness

Advantages of a Spiritual Wilderness
Jewish Bookstore in Venice

For someone living in a very sheltered and homogeneous religious community in Israel there’s something really special about visiting Italy. It’s not only the fact that one hardly sees Jews in the street or that everywhere you go there are churches and religious symbols (which is an issue worth discussing it itself). For me it’s the reality that there is hardly any Jewish infrastructure to depend on. I’m on my own. Of course in the main cities there are small Jewish communities and one can find a few Shuls spread around and even a Kosher restaurant here and there. The point is that I need to actively seek Jewish resources. They won’t automatically fall into my lap. Continue reading The Advantages of a Spiritual Wilderness