Born in Scotland and now living in Hong Kong, Ben M. Freeman is a gay Jewish author and internationally known educator. He focuses on Jewish identity, combatting antisemitism, and raising awareness of the Holocaust. Freeman heads the Humanities Team at a progressive international school in Hong Kong, and lectures on antisemitism at local universities. In part, his book Jewish Pride: Rebuilding a People draws on lessons from the gay pride movement as they apply to building pride among the Jewish people.
Quote: “Despite what we are told, Jewish people must never warp or change our identities to fit in. We do not need to make ourselves “acceptable,” because we are acceptable just as we are. Yet we cannot force the non-Jewish world to see that. This is their journey. Our journey is one of Jewish Pride.”
Sources: BenMFreeman.com (introduction), goodreads.com (quotation)
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