דער אנהייב פון א ליד
מיט ציטערדיקע, אבער שטארקע, פינגערן און הענט, טוט דער ייד אן זיין מסורה.
adapted from a Mani Leyb poem.
װײַטער חברים אין דעם קאמף קעגען קאפיטאליזם
An Iron Train, a New One →
Yiddish “folk” song from 19th Century Lithuania.
Heh. Just realized Eric Cantor is the only Jewish Republican in congress, i.e. in both the senate and the house of representatives. How now, conservative Yidn?
Occupy Wall Street: A Turning Point in Judaism →
look at the medusa straight on.: on anti-OWS blogs... →
onegirlrhumba: the fact that there is acute human suffering in places outside of the US does not, should not, and cannot negate the misery of millions in the US. having access to a computer, a digital camera, a cell phone, and the internet is indeed a profound privilege. unfortunately, what is considered a… srsly don’t understand the point of those blogs. another facet to...
The Shoah, Capitalism, and the American Dream
Antagonist: “My father to ok his family out of Nazi Germany when he was a teen; they left with one suitcase each.” Me (obvs): It’s great that your family had the resources to leave Nazi Germany. In fact, most German Jews did leave (my family left Germany before WWI) and fewer of them were killed, at least per capita, than Jews in other European countries. I guess those poor...
Mussar was the homegrown, internal struggle against the rabbinate, as opposed to Hasidism’s external threat; and so there is a greater difference, theologoically, between Salanter and the Gaon than there is between the Gaon and the Besht. Mussar is Litvish culture taken to an extreme, it is too much of itself. Not until the Haskalah would Lithuanian Jewry balance reform between the...
Man’s obsession to add to his wealth and honor is the chief source of his...– Rambam, Guide to the Perplexed, 3:39
THE ANIMAL IN THE SYNAGOGUE
Franz Kafka, 1922 In our synagogue there lives an animal about the size of a marten. One can often get a very good view of it, for it allows people to approach to a distance of about six feet from it. It is pale blue-green in color. Nobody has ever yet touched its fur, and so nothing can be said about that, and one might almost go so far as to assert that the real color of its coat is...
#OccupySukkot in Six Cities
occupyjudaism: The movement is growing! Join other progressive and radical Jews at your local occupation for Sukkot! New York Boston Philadelphia Washington, D.C. Atlanta Los Angeles If you’re planning activities in your community, let us know!
OWS: not anti-Semitic →
look at the medusa straight on.: a short post on... →
onegirlrhumba: the ex-friend who let me know that my politics are responsible for the violence committed against my community is pregnant again. assuming a healthy fetus and no complications, she will give birth to her third child in less than nine months. she is currently 24. before the falling-out, we had a… My girlfriend with yet another thoughtful piece. She basically wins at...
religions are not equal and should not be treated thusly. some have a history of...