American Turban

Sikhs, through Jewish eyes

"We are all Sikhs" t-shirt. (Source: Rootsgear Clothing)

“We are all Sikhs” t-shirt. (Source: Rootsgear Clothing)

On The Jewish Journal, Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin considers his Sikh American neighbors a year after the Oak Creek, Wisconsin mass shooting:

Maybe they should consider modifying the turban requirement, and just make it optional? How American of me to think that. Sikh men simply know that they have to be at the airport that much earlier. That’s the price they choose to pay for walking a religious road with one foot, and keeping the other foot grounded in Western society.

Thank you, my Sikh friends, for teaching me the lesson of religious integrity.

Read more at The Jewish Journal.

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