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I have a Jewish mind,
But I have not Jewish skin.
Nor hair,
Nor body,
Nor nose.
Yet I am a Jew.
I close my eyes and hear the Sh’mah,
I see the tents of Mah Tovu,
I feel God’s hand in my soul
And feel both liberty and control.
I am a Jew,
I am Israel,
I am chosen.
I am one among One,
For there is no Jewish body but Jewish soul.



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AlizaO This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 22, 2011 at 11:00 pm
נכון מאוד
 
MalloryR. said...
Apr. 6, 2011 at 7:48 pm
I totally understand. I am Jewish, and my Rabbi is always talking about how we always have a Jewish soul, even if we convert. Beautiful!
 
lkk4209This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Feb. 22, 2011 at 3:24 pm
I love this poem.
 
bloggergirl93 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 16, 2010 at 10:17 pm
can I ask the meaning behind this?
 
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