In his column, “My Heretical Year,” Shulem Deen ponders the month of Shevat and the “New Year for the Trees,” and contemplates the question of how we convey our Jewishness to future generations.
Memory is central to humanity and to the Jewish consciousness. In the month of Tevet, Shulem Deen looks back on the past he thought he’d left behind.
How do you relate to your Jewishness after leaving ultra-Orthodoxy? In this 13-part series (one for each month of the Jewish year), Shulem Deen will attempt to answer that question, starting with his discovery that Jews like Theodor Herzl and Sigmund Freud could be just as important as Rashi or the Baal Shem Tov.