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"Ah, I used to think about anti-Semitism!" Dr. Ross exclaimed with a burst of energy as he read my response in his new patient questionnaire. "What do you think about?" was the big question. I was there to see him for my migraine headaches. My response, "Anti- Semitism," resonated. "Thinking about Anti-Semitism used to give me headaches too, " he shared, "but now, ahhhhhhhh..." he inhaled deeply for me, and exhaled equally dramatically. "But now, I do Yoga," he said blissfully. It was the mid-seventies in San Francisco, but even then, this was an unusual response from an M.D. "When I was in medical school at Colgate University, I used to think about anti-Semitism," he explained. Didn't all

Rachel Wahba is a writer, psychotherapist, and co-founder of Olivia Travel/Companies. An Iraqi -Egyptian Jew, born in India, she grew up in Japan. 

The many dimensions of 

displacement and exile are a constant theme in her work as a writer, therapist, and in her activism as a Mizrahi Jew who grew up stateless. 

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