In early 2010 Hila Ratzabi received an email with the subject line ‘Hebrew tutor for my (awesome!) 11-year- old daughter.’ She replied. Now, she’s a one woman Hebrew school.
Hila Ratzabi had a typical American-Jewish childhood: day school, Shabbat observance, and the expectation of endogamy. It wasn’t until much later that Ratzabi realized, as she writes in this essay, that it was possible to maintain her Jewishness while partnering with a non-Jew.