jenniferclawrence: so I emailed my rabbi some innocent philosophical questions and he replied with “I’m happy for you and Imma let you finish but can u give a speech on Yom Kippur afternoon before Yizkor” s c r e a m i n g no why would you trust me with this I am a monster what do I do what do I do Keep it short. Good thing Jew$ don’t need a lot of convincing to join in our ziobanker...
I can’t think of anything more unworthy of being read than thought catalog
Is He Jewish? →
gabydunn: I’ve had non-Jews tell me this is racist, or that it hurts their feelings. That makes me sad. No one wants to go in to meeting their girlfriend’s family knowing that said family is disappointed they are a certain race or ethnicity or religion or any other such uncontrollable, personal thing. Shouldn’t they be happy that their child is with someone who makes them happy? (This is what my...
I usually solve problems by letting them devour me.– Franz Kafka (via enigmaland)
the look i give to people who think jews currently in europe don’t live under the cloud of the shoah/have such vibrant and thriving communities!!! (I dare you to say the same about Spain). think yiddish isn’t dying embrace history. read halberstam. my jewishness is an anti-social one. also you’re ignoring the mitzvah of kvetching.
Prophets of the Past - Michael Brenner →
In the course of the past two centuries historians have constantly redefined the history of the Jews. In the meantime, some of them have themselves become the subjects of scholarly studies. But whereas a great deal has been written about Jews and Jewish history, and important studies of particular aspects of Jewish historiography in the modern period have appeared, astonishingly enough there is...
andernathanson: I just keep thinking about setting up an intentional queer Jewish community in a house large enough for like 6 or so people (10 would be best, so as to make reaching minyan minimum easiest). We could have daily daf yomi and Tanya study, daily minyan, kosher cookouts, amazing Shabbat dinners and super exciting Havdallah parties with drum circles and guitar playing. We could even...
קיין מלכים, קיין בעלים– “No Kings, No Masters”
Goy: if only all Jews were like you!
Auerbach: if only all Christians were also like me!
Shona's Tumbles: Jewish Conversion: Raising More... →
rishonan: Today I was reading several articles online regarding Jewish status and recognition in Israel. Two of the articles was written by a woman with a Jewish father and (possibly) non-Jewish mother; who is married to and has children by a Jew. The numerous comments slid into the almost unavoidable… “Well my own personal wish is that conversion to Judaism should be more about...
Queerness is not yet here. Queerness is an ideality. Put another way, we are not...– Jose Esteban Munoz Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity 2009 (via str-crssd) I know we’re all SO TERRIBLY BORED WITH QUEERNESS, but I think there are three people worth listening to about it, and Muñoz is one of them/FUCK YOU I DO WHAT I WANT (via nemesissy) He was mentioned...
Occupy Rosh Hashanah
occupyjudaism: Sunday, September 16, 2012 7:30pm–11:00pm In or near Zuccotti Park, NYC (TBD) RSVP Online September 17, the one year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, is rapidly approaching. The S17 Day of Action, which commemorates this anniversary, by chance or by fate, fortuitously falls on the Jewish high holiday of Rosh Hashanah, the celebration of the Jewish New Year. Last year, on...
The  uprising forced the king to permit elections for an all-German...– Amos Elon, The Pity of it All, 165
ugh jesus christ. one of my shikse exes is being...
thecakesokay: Also today I met someone who works at THE most hippiest Jewish Camp in the US. She kept going on about vegan restaurants and other things that I couldn’t even make out. She also said repeatedly that she doesn’t wear bras. Jew camp, yo.
The worm is as painful to the dead as a needle to living flesh.– R. Yitzchack, Bavli, Brachot 18b
Judith Butler responds to attack: ‘I affirm a... →
theory-heads-unite: “Yesterday the Jerusalem Post published an attack on the awarding of a major international prize to Judith Butler, the philosopher and Berkeley professor of comparative literature, because Butler favors boycotting Israel. Butler wrote this response and, unhopeful that the Post would publish it, sent it to us. —Editors.” I try to avoid Mondoweiss, and most certainly stay...
The same Hebrew word that is used in Genesis 2:24 to describe how Adam felt...– Ruth loved Naomi as Adam loved Eve (via apiphile) YEP. Right in the Bible, y’all. (via reason-says) ALL THE GAYNESS YAYYYY (via thefeeloffree) Going to remember this the next time some asshole tries to use the bible to justify being a bigoted fuckwit or to say that marriage ‘should’ be...
The Rabbi who said it is OK for a man to go to a public beach, where there are...– Rabbi Abadi Kashrut.org (via akivasociety) i think i mostly follow this blog for the chuckles
Aufgehen ist nicht untergehen.– In 1822 a student of Hegel and a forerunner of der Wissenschaft des Judentums stated: “to merge is not to perish.” (via lazersilberstein) I tend to have a pretty low opinion of people who are constantly harping on about the damn assimilationist Jews who incidentally are responsible for every...
Aufgehen ist nicht untergehen.– In 1822 a student of Hegel and a forerunner of der Wissenschaft des Judentums stated: “to merge is not to perish.” (via lazersilberstein) #a$$imilation Reblogging solely for this tag omg Also what do you guys think about Jewish assimilation (BROADEST TOPIC EVER) it’s true my tag$ are the be$t ...
Still, since we travelers often spend whole days on end sitting and looking out...– Sholem Aleichem, Tevye the Dairyman, “To The Reader” (via cassiejohnson)
Aufgehen ist nicht untergehen.– In 1822 a student of Hegel and a forerunner of der Wissenschaft des Judentums stated: “to merge is not to perish.”
Pompadours are anti-fascist
So is bagel utopia
On Utøya: Anders Breivik, Right Terror, Racism and...
ebookcollective: essays by various leftist writers in response to the massacre in norway, with analysis of contemporary fascism, terrorism, and islamophobia in europe and australia. http://www.sendspace.com/file/n7eqe4
The borough’s only independent bookstore that sells mainstream titles is slated...– Independent bookstore to open in Astoria early next year - NY Daily News (via deltamualpha) both a sign of gentrification but also revealing the assumption that outer borough residents (read: working class; PoC [though i would say Astoria has a lot of “ethnic whites”]) don’t...
I am an Arab Jew →
Last Tuesday, I returned from Amman. I went to see a concert given by the Lebanese band Mashrou3 Leila in the only Middle Eastern Arab country still open for Israeli Jews to freely visit. The best way to get from Israel to Amman is by bus from Nazareth. The passengers were mostly elderly Arabs going to travel in Jordan and the rest were a bunch of fellow concertgoers. My journey to Amman and...
ludmirermoyd: insandankacanhumanist: Ir Me...
jenniferclawrence: thecakesokay: jenniferclawrence: Well I mean they do speak Russian in Tajikistan to a considerable degree but yeah I’m just derailing at this point I’m that person sorry #I feel like a dumbdumb now #’Cause I forgot Tajikistan is an FSR haha no don’t, I’m the derailing jerk. I mean, the point remains that the main language is Tajik which is not Arabic and def. not...
thecakesokay: Not-so-bright girl on my floor: So whatcha studying? Me: Near Eastern Language. So, Arabic and Hebrew. Her: Oh, so Farsi? Me: … no. Her: But Farsi is a dialect of Arabic. Me: No. No it’s not. It’s a completely different— Her: But they use the same letters! Me: They use similar script, yes, but— Her: So they’re the same language. Me: No. Ask her if she thinks Tajik is the same as...