Reform Jew Reflection

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I am a reform Jew and to me my religion is very important. To me my religion is amazing, for it makes me feel like a happy and a whole person. It makes me feel a part of something bigger than I am, and all my traditions feel like a truth to me. It has only been in the past couple of years that I have been so engaged, but it seems like it has always been a large part of me that I just needed to explore with an open mind, and so I have decided to to learn as much as I can. Even though my middle school is not a Jewish school I still feel a part of the community. Sometimes though I feel different. This really came into focus when a kid started bullying me with hate speech, all because I am a Jew. I felt bad about being a Jew, I felt as though I

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