I think that I have always been afraid to get too close to any “real” Jews because I didn’t have the sufficient knowledge base. I still have this experience. Like I’ll actually do something with other Jews every once in a while (Passover Sedar or dinner on the eve of Rosh Hashannah) and I always find that I am missing some things that I should know. I don’t know if the other people fully realize it … but I always end up feeling somewhat uncomfortable because I know that I don’t know stuff.
Informant was a woman in her early thirties who came from New York and the American South. Her ancestors came from Russia and Poland.