Jewishness matters to me. God made an eternal covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and their children after them. Therefore Jewishness matters to God, and if something matters to God, it matters to me. Assaults and attempts to annihilate the Jewish people are as overt as the Shoah (Holocaust) and as silent as assimilation. I am a victim of the latter. I lost my Jewishness, on my mother’s side, through assimilation and mixed marriage.