Reprinted at the request of many who attended Limmud Conference, Warwick, UK, December 2011; Original printing in Israel’s Hebrew weekly Makor Rishon newspaper, December 2009
Don’t be shocked. But I need to be honest. I am contemplating taking off my kippah. No, do not worry. I have no intention of becoming irreligious, or even less religious. Far from it. In fact, I want to become more religious and have come to the conclusion that my kippah prevents me from doing so.