It was astounding to feel more connected to a country in the Middle East than I had ever felt for America (maybe it's because people keep questioning my Americanness). It was something like the connection I feel to the Dominican Republic. But it was very different. Now what's a girl like me doing with three homelands?I'm not ever likely to make aliyah. I'm a cold-weather kind of guy. But, uh, I know the feeling.