Permission by Irene Doukas Behrman — Photography by Devin Shacket

“Visit Israel for free,” says Sahar. “I would.” You are both home for Thanksgiving, eating hamantaschen from the kosher bakery down the street. In between bites, you ask her if she thinks you are Jewish enough to visit Israel for free. “First off, you’re eating hamantaschen,” she says. “So are you,” you start to say,