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By Ellen Baskin Being Jewish in America means different things to different people in different places.
Jewishness is often felt as an identification with an ethnic and cultural group as much as with a religious faith.
Then add to the mix the difference between growing up Jewish in a big city like New York, Chicago or Los Angeles and being raised in a small town.
Urbanites can take for granted the 24/7 availability of Jewish food, theater, educational and cultural organizations and houses of worship.
As a shiksa, you need to learn the vital yiddish words that Jews use in their everyday vocabulary.
Words like: chutzpah, goy, klutz, kvetsh, mentsh, nosh, oy vey, shlep, schmmoze, schtick, tuches and tchatchke -- just to name a few.
If you get invited to Synagogue, know that it tends to be more formal than a lot of other houses of worship.
It has no real religious significance but it is our symbol of unity. Yes, that same David (the ultimate underdog) that defeated the giant Goliath. A Bar/Bat Mitzvah is the day a boy/girl gets to read from the Torah for the first time and it signifies their religious passage into adulthood.
At the same time, it was also fun to meet people from different places with different backgrounds, and I’ve gone out with non-Jewish men as well.
The close-knit sense of community that’s a major part of the Jewish culture is most clearly reflected within individual families.
Jewish holidays start the day before at sundown and last until sundown of the actual day.
For example, Yom Kippur 2014 starts on Friday, October 3rd at sundown and ends Saturday, October 4th at sundown.