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By ANGELICA BERRIE
 
While I often speak in Jewish communities about my journey of becoming Ruth, embracing my husband’s people — and incidentally having a mother-in-law named Naomi — my sense of belonging to the Jewish people did not come at the expense of forgetting my own roots in the Philippines.
 
Throughout the 22 years I have lived in the United States, I developed an intense relationship to Israel but never had to think about whether I felt the same about the Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan changed all that.
 
This is a watershed moment for the Philippine diaspora, myself included.
 

 

   
 
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