Freelance journalist Justin Regan travels the country interviewing rabbis of various denominations and backgrounds to learn more about the complexities of being a Jew in the United States. The positives, the challenges and the personal stories behind it. Topics include interfaith marriage, religious observance, concerns over anti-Semitism, the difficult balance of being Jewish and American and whether or not this “multi-cultural democracy” is a unique blessing for the Jewish people, or just more of the same.
Justin Regan is a former public radio host and reporter who recently left said job to road trip around the United States. The topic of American Judaism is close to him, because he sees himself as a product of it. He’s from an interfaith family and grew more into his Jewishness as he got older. He’s not even close to being the most “kosher” Jew out there. But being a Jew, like being an American, is very close to him all the same.