pokethewolf: Hello - (A gutn tog) אַ גוטן טא What is your name?- (Vi heystu) װי הײסטו Pleased to meet you - Es frayt mikh dikh tsu kenen) עס פֿרײַט מיך דיך צו קענען Thank you - (A sheynem dank) אַ שיינען דאַנק It’s a “sheynem” dank.
The Curse of Millhaven: Inglorious Basterds and... →
bb-goose: Why do people insist that I will like this movie as a Jew? And by people I don’t just mean goyim, I mean like, my father who is very much Jewish and went through a lifetime of institutionalized anti-Semitic oppression in the USSR. I would feel phony getting all huffy about something when he isn’t,… do you not read novels about the shoah? you know schindler’s list was...
There is a difference between forced pregnancy and...
bb-goose: thecakesokay: abortion—ptsd: We are saying, a woman can choose if she wants to have sex unless she is raped, or forced into sex. Some of our posts are about chosen pregnancy, so don’t assume that every single one is about “broken condoms, failed birth control, or rape.” Also, there are many options for women who are forced or raped. Like adoption, and making another family happy....
Hebrew, a fully gendered language
glompkitty: I need to find texts on what people do about languages like Hebrew which are so entirely gendered in their construct. ‘Cause how can we ungender Judiasm when Hebrew itself is so encoded with gender? Anyway does anyone have any suggestions on what I should read? “masculine”-plural? it theoretically encompasses all gender, hence i put masculine in quotes. this might be...
Some Okay Hebrew Poetry
An Arab shepherd is searching for his goat on Mount Zion And on the opposite hill I am searching for my little boy. An Arab shepherd and a Jewish father Both in their temporary failure. Our two voices met above The Sultan’s Pool in the valley between us. Neither of us wants the boy or the goat To get caught in the wheels Of the “Had Gadya” machine. Afterward we found them among...
Last member of 65,000-year-old tribe dies, taking... →
fyeahblackhistory: The last member of a 65,000-year-old tribe has died, taking one of the world’s earliest languages to the grave. Boa Sr, who died last week aged about 85, was the last native of the Andaman Islands who was fluent in Bo. Named after the tribe, Bo is one of the 10 Great Andamanese languages, which are thought to date back to the pre-Neolithic period when the earliest humans...
Jewish Problem #120
jewishproblems: No one understands how you can be both German and Jewish. ya don’t get much more german and jewish than silber-fucking-stein oh and i more or less speak german (ok i revealed my surname on tumblr)
vegan food made by white people for other white people is a province of class and privilege that maintain class and privilege. sometimes the food can be good, but it remains outside cultural discourse, as there is no such thing as white culture except that which is built on the aforementioned hierarchies.
Anyone Jewish follow me?
arctic-grey: I could do with your expertise. See, I came across this Shield of Solomon necklace today and considered getting it as a Chanukkah present for my friend, but then I’m not an expert in Judaism and don’t know if the whole necklace is at all legit. And it seems like some kind of superstitious pagan shit upon further googling, so is it some kind of hippie bs or is there anything truly...
A Very Nerdy Nerd: You know you have made... →
glompkitty: You know you have made excellent life decisions when your facebook wall on Thanksgiving is nothing but posts about genocide and the evils of colonialism as well as complaints about relatives making oppressive “jokes” and comments. Basically I love all of my friends. Also I love how one of them…
happy t-giving. i am grateful i was born in america, with white skin, after a lot of institutionalized anti-semitism was gone (but i still saw the kkk march through my hood!), and that my g-grandfather gtfo’d from europe in the narrow window before hitler but before the US closed its borders, and that my g-grandmother, from eastern europe, wasn’t killed in a pogrom. i am glad that my...
Du duldest, dass ich atme, Dass du rasest, dulde ich.– Heine
Being an Apologist
Dubnow’s thought is almost unassailable, and so I believe some things can be explained with contemporary terminology. I’m talking about his controversial views on blood, and how this is a factor for determining one’s Jewishness (Rosenzweig weirdly shares this idea, despite coming from a very assimilated family further west and almost converting. Dubnow was raised in a very...
Four salesmen, who had met on a train during their respective business trips, began to play cards. “Let’s introduce ourselves,” said one. “My name is Cook.” “My name is Crenshaw,” said the second. “My name is Cole,” said the third. “My name is also Cohen,” said the fourth.
For we have been expected upon this earth. For it has been given us to know,...– Walter Benjamin via the institute for experimental freedom (via nowarbutcatwar)
The Ludmirer Moyd: los-estallidos replied to your... →
ludmirermoyd: los-estallidos replied to your post: You’re hispanic but converted to Judaism how did they came about? Also, is the Jewish community accepting towards you? I’m a Sephardic Jew. And my grandfather built the sephardic-moroccan synagogue across the street from my grandmother’s house in… I don’t know about the congregation, but Shearith’s past rabbi, Marc Angel, is...
I need to return the Second Treatise to my friend. Mostly because every time I see it, I get really incensed about how contemporary conservatives, who are also supposedly Christian, are fucking ignorant hypocrites who pervert the constitution and the Bible. If only classical liberals were more like John Locke. And so I honestly have absolutely no idea on what conservatives base their...
The Line Between Solidarity and Appropriation:... →
Excellent essay! Talks about the pressures on Jews to conform to American standards by essentially imitating whitey’s racism.
Hebrew is our natural leg, but it is only one leg and not two. The second one...– Shimon Dubnow
Kitty Meir's Lair: lazersilberstein:... →
lazersilberstein: underneathasnapplecap: I hate the words “goy” and “goyim”. I have no idea what it is but just seeing them irks the hell out of me. It literally means ‘nation’ in Hebrew and Yiddish but usually refers to ‘non-Jew(s).’ Sorry you’re upset that a tiny people, whose… It’s not the words themselves that are problematic; it’s their context and how they’re...
underneathasnapplecap: I hate the words “goy” and “goyim”. I have no idea what it is but just seeing them irks the hell out of me. It literally means ‘nation’ in Hebrew and Yiddish but usually refers to ‘non-Jew(s).’ Sorry you’re upset that a tiny people, whose history and culture you don’t understand, engage in some benign Otherization to keep their tribe...
You philosophers are lucky men. You write on paper and paper is patient....– Catherine the Great, who passed away 215 years ago. (via thewestostlicherdivan)
If I never have to hear people's thoughts on...
thecakesokay: Uh, it’s totally about Jews and shit. The Mutants are the Jews and everyone else is a goy. And the goyim hate the Jews because that’s how goyim do. Except some goyim are “accepting”. And Magneto is the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising while Dr X is more of a Haskala kinda dude. And then they get super powers because that’s what your bar/bat mitzvah is for. They use these super powers...
Jewish Problem #116
jewishproblems: You’re always worried about talking about Judaism too much. too much is not enough!
The Curse of Millhaven: Jews! Unite! →
thecakesokay: lazersilberstein: Until the brutal crackdown by Bloomberg’s fascist cops, I wasn’t planning on attending any rallies tomorrow (lots of reading; gf leaves friday for fl). In the sprit of the Bund and Dubnow (wasn’t part of the Bund nor a Zionist; mostly just advocated… Heh, can’t even translate my own quotes properly. The “they’re not Jews” thing...
Until the brutal crackdown by Bloomberg’s fascist cops, I wasn’t planning on attending any rallies tomorrow (lots of reading; gf leaves friday for fl). In the sprit of the Bund and Dubnow (wasn’t part of the Bund nor a Zionist; mostly just advocated Jewish unification), and Jewish activism in general, I’ll be making a Yiddish sign in Lithuanian Yiddish (not a big...
Heimishe Toys for Tots →
ludmirermoyd: lazersilberstein: ludmirermoyd: Toys for heimishe babies, to help them grow into erlekhe yidn! […] Where’s Hasidic Monopoly? That shit is fun. Hasidic Monopoly would be the greatest! But what would the property be? 770 Eastern Parkway? Munkacs World Headquarters? Lee Avenue? …Somebody has to make this game. Right away. It exists; I’ve played it! Most of the...
ludmirermoyd asked: How did you learn Yiddish?
Some Silly Jewish Humor
glompkitty: Professor: How much is 40 Zuzim? Student: Far more than the cost of a goat, that’s for sure.
With Erik Butler’s new publication and translation of an oft forgotten writer, it is time to reevaluate Pinchas Kahanovitsch, also known as Der Nister, a Soviet Yiddish writer killed in 1950. Because his later works about the Holocaust were first collected and published after his death, and because he is an outlier in both the Russian and Jewish literary canons, Der Nister’s work...
Though very supportive of OWS, I was quick to criticize cultural elements of the movement that sought to reappropriate the Arab Spring (rly guys? that’s kinda colonialist); but now, with the shutdowns carried out by numerous police departments across the nation, which have not varied all that much in brutality, I’m almost ready to reverse that opinion. Ashamed of New York right now. ...