Friday, March 17, 2006
Happy St. Patrick's Day
Happy St. Patrick's Day. I converted to Judaism two years ago. I was doing some research and was surprised to find out that there are still small communities of Jews living in Ireland. Unfortunately, the communities has been diminishing since the second World War. Many Irish Jews have emigrated to Israel or the United States where a Jewish life is easier and there are more economic opportunities. Because of our inter-connected world and technology, geography is no longer a barrier. The good news is that there is great religious and economic opportunities for creative and pioneering Jews. I hope more Jews will return to Ireland and make a once thriving Jewish community active again.