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How Moving to the U.S. Shaped My Judaism

If you’ve ever moved to a new home, you know how anxiety-ridden the process can be. Now imagine moving to another country and the enormous emotional adjustment that such a move entails. The new sounds, sights, and smells alone would be overwhelming. So you’d think religion would be a comfort, right? As you’ll see in the essays this month, that’s not necessarily the case.

Speaking of big transitions, this will be the last issue of 614. It’s been a blessing to explore with you relevant Jewish topics to women, and you can now read about them on Fresh Ideas from HBI: The HBI Blog. Past issues of 614 will be archived at 614ezine.com/archives. As for me, I’m moving on to my next venture as Executive Director of MEDIAGIRLS, where I’ll continue to explore gender issues through a different lens. As Thanksgiving approaches, I want to give thanks for the years of engaging discussion.