Roderick Young

January 17, 2013
(Photo: Ben Turner)

(Photo: Ben Turner)

“Because my mother became a Christian and hid her Jewishness, being Jewish means fear, secrecy and lies. Because at 23 I discovered her secret, being Jewish means the sudden unfolding of an ancient golden heritage, family, prayer, Brick Lane, Jerusalem sunlight. An endless joyful thankful gift.”

Roderick Young is a Reform rabbi

Last updated: 5:14pm, January 22 2013