During this holiday season we should take some time to reflect on our triumphs and accomplishments. As of late it seems that the Jewish people are under a microscope. We should be proud of our Jewish identity and remember we are a strong people with a robust heritage and community. Sometimes that can be difficult given today’s current events. In times of adversity, we need to be even stronger and draw from within. This is no easy task but is worth it. We will not be silent, and our voice will be heard. Sometimes that means speaking out and educating others about the truth. It is important that we continue our traditions which we pass down to our children. Our continued bravery and faith in humanity will keep us strong. I hope for this coming year that we continue to be resilient and be proud of our Judaism.
Rebecca LaBanca is an administrative assistant at Atlanta Jewish Times.