Changing the law doesn’t change people’s lives.– Dean Spade
The West-Östlicher Divân: NY Times: Caliphs,... →
thewestostlicherdivan: Mansell/Time & Life Pictures — Getty Images A Roman relief of soldiers with spoils taken from the Temple of Jerusalem in A.D. 70. By JONATHAN ROSEN Published: October 28, 2011 “If I forget thee, O Jerusalem,” declares the Psalmist, “may my right hand forget its cunning.” He neglects…
The most well-funded organizations in the gay and lesbian movement do not...– Dean Spade: Compliance is Gendered (via delisubthefemmecub)
In Russia one is not allowed to agitate even for Russia.– Lev Levanda, Goriachee vremia (Seething Times; 1875).
whenlifegivesyoutumblr: “Let me start off by saying that no one can be Jewish ethnically or racially. From a historical standpoint, being Jewish is strictly religious. The ancestors of the majority of today’s Jews were at one point non-Jews who religiously accepted Judaism. After their acceptance of Judaism, their religious identity then misguidedly evolved into an ethnic identity, which was...
Ekh Lyuli Lyuli: To the Gentile Poet →
sovietjewry: An heir of Shakespeare, of shepherds and knights, So, good for you, you gentile poet! The earth is yours, where your fat hog treads: She gives him feeding-grass, and to your muse, gives fodder. You sit just like a thrush, on your branch and warble, And you are answered by all the far-off… To self-aggrandize, I am the main editor of his wikipedia page.
The Curse of Millhaven: vladislava: Okay, but why... →
vladislava: Okay, but why do some murderers face prison time and others are free to roam around (and be celebrated as heroes by the Israeli state)? While illegally occupying Palestinian land? Whatever, if you don’t want to reply to this then that’s fine. I just don’t understand how folks can… Good thread. P.S. — DESTROY ALL STATES!
Statist and non-Statist Zionism
This is just a really kind of sad meditation on state power, and how liberal nation-states dictate, whether consciously or not, modes of socialization despite being democratic (see also: the US). So: Ben-Gurion’s early compromise with the ultra-orthodox. BG, and the modern state in general (whether Israel or any other) really fail to comprehend the fluidity and balances between religion,...
Jewish "Without Religion"?
[I did not write this—see source at bottom] The Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, recently reported: “One of Israel’s most celebrated writers, Yoram Kaniuk, has resigned from the Jewish religion. He won his case in court to have the word “Jewish” removed from his identity at the Population Registry, and from now on he will be listed as ‘without religion’. He...
My Ancestors Were Brownsville Socialists
“It is on Folks.There has never been a better time than now!. We are organizing civil disobedience against the police. Please inbox for more information if you would like to come to the meeting in brooklyn on SAT Oct. 29th @ 2 PM, @ the Marcus Garvey Holistic Center located @ 5105 Church Ave in Brooklyn 4 train to Utica transfer to B46 get off Church ave. Nov 1st 4pm will be civil...
The New U.S. Zionist: Israel-bashing, Made Kosher →
bb-goose: “The appeals to put ourselves in the shoes of the families of the kidnapped are deeply moving and understandable, but cannot be the basis for our decisions.” Of course they can’t. You don’t live here. Why should you have any idea why nearly 80 percent of Israelis supported the exchange? For that matter, why should people who have claimed the title of Zionists of America be swayed...
The Jews must demand simultaneously all civic, political and national rights,...– Shimon Dubnow, “Autonomism,” 1901
Mein Flügel ist zum Schwung bereit, ich kehrte gern zurück, denn blien ich...– Gershom Scholem, “Greeting From an Angel”
Do not say that what God has made cannot be altered and that because He planted...– Rabbi Salanter
glompkitty: So in my theology class I just said that in my personal morality binary gender is an evil. Two rabbinical students sat up. One pumped their fist as they said “Now we’re talking!” The two of them are going to be awesome rabbis. Also this class is pretty cool.
Jewish Problem #88
jewishproblems: Syncing the Gregorian and lunar calendars is a major pain in the tuchus. Guys, it’s 5772…there’s an app for that
The Curse of Millhaven: My main blog just got a... →
idontknowbutimlearning: That is a hard-core super religious blog. It says on the side bar that it’s their goal to turn Israel into a Theocracy by 2021 by increasing Torah study. Some sample post names: Why G-d made men taller than women Why male homosexuality is a worse sin than murder Why American Reform Synagogues are wrong in their support of gays Yeah, they started following me too. ...
An outline of the Prison-State from the Atlantic →
The day will come when our silence will be more powerful than the voices you...– August Spies
Sometimes ya just gotta read a big-ass realist novel.
Kragujevac Massacre →
Next time someone tells you the Nazis were left-wing, point to their intent to kill 50 communists for every German soldier who was wounded on this day, 74 years ago.
I am opposing a social order in which it is possible for one man who does...– - Eugene V. Debs, זצ״ל
Warriors are not what you think of as warriors. The warrior is not someone who...– Sitting Bull
DECOLONIZE WALL STREET →
resmc: dahlias-y-rosas: crankyindian: What “Wall Street” and the U.S. has become — an imperial-colonial power over the world’s economics and the laws that protect it — is a direct legacy of the fraud and violence committed against Native nations. Perhaps those who now claim to OCCUPY WALL STREET in the name of reforming America could remember their history and call it something else...
amazing jewish internet commentary
“[the GOP nominees] were like a bunch of yeshiva bochurim in a brawl outside of the beis medrash arguing over which one had better midos and learning skills while using the worst lashon haroh and physically pushing and shoving one another. What a 3 ring circus it was. My understanding is that the entire 2 hours was taped by the White House and will be rerun during the weekend in lieu of...
Hasidim + Buses = Bad Idea →
aza meshugas! a mechitza in a bus?? also trigger warning: orientalism. stupid Jezebel.
Trans* Jews in the Shtetl (and Punk Rock) →
look at the medusa straight on.: on liberal... →
onegirlrhumba: here’s something that i’ve known for many years now, but the knowledge of which is becoming more and more solidified as i continue to read, to write, to work, and to think. liberal reformist feminism is bullshit. i am not backing down from this view. it is bullshit to believe that…
I hope this deal will promote peace between Israel and the Palestinians.– Gilad Shalit, 25, on his return home after five years in captivity in the Gaza Strip. (via benromberg)
Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands. They have mouths,...– Psalm 115:4-5
The Jewish Derrida →
Reblog this if you believe in an Israel AND a...
oneohsix: I want to see how many of us there really are. Stupid borders are stupid
The purpose of feminism isn’t to make a particular type of woman. The idea that...– Caitlin Moran, How To Be A Woman. (via valjeans) I assume the exclusion of, say, a Sarah Palin? That is, some birds that oppress other birds. Surely there needs to be some consistency.
look at the medusa straight on.: on an excellent... →
onegirlrhumba: as many of us have realized, eric cantor is an asshole of the highest order. from his comment referring to the OWS protestors as “mobs” (and his ridiculous attempt to backtrack and blame democratic politicians), to his assertion that federal aid for natural disasters would come at the… DO IT
A Very Nerdy Nerd: Did you guys read the Occupy... →
feministdisney: It was probably the best/most interesting one yet that I’ve read. Listen to this: Occupy Wall Street’s General Assembly operates under a revolutionary “progressive stack.” A normal “stack” means those who wish to speak get in line. A progressive stack encourages women… White privilege deconstruction in action!