i went to an indonesian muslim food bazaar today and tried some fermented rice, which tasted, i swear to God, like Manischewitz.
so, crunchy, sweet wine :(
Yiddishe Lebn; Wissenschaft des Judentums; Queens and sometimes queens; Zionismus des Geistes; Folk Music--even some shoutouts to my brothers and sisters and non-binary kin of all Jewish ethnicities, but usually this is Ashkie and Germanophone-centric.
Anonymous asked: I'm curious what you meant by "Slovaks" in that post? Did you mean Eastern Europeans or Slovakians especially or Slavs in general? I'm just having comprehension fail here, it's not a big deal or anything
eh i’m pretty ignorant on the matter tbh. i realize slavs are distinct from slovaks, but i just kind reached for a group of “ethnic whites” who live in my neighborhood in order to show how un-nuanced and dogmatic discussions of privilege are.
My dad sold my house on Long Island last Sunday, and we’re probably moving to Astoria because his girlfriend has to be able to get to Manhattan quickly because of her work. Astoria is about a 15 minute subway ride from Midtown, so I’ve been told.
I’m just trying to figure out how on earth I’m supposed to go to shul. I haven’t been able to find a single Orthodox shul in Astoria as of yet.
I’m still going to try to convince him that we should just move to Brooklyn…
that’s where i live! i love it lots. it’s like the motherfucking golden age of spain here. so diverse.
you might also have a rough time finding kosher food, but not halal. i live down the street from a conservative shul (astoria center of israel), and there’s a chabad in long island city, the neighborhood to the south (off the 7).
“Ed and I have had many a conversation about the rapport between Jews and Chinese during the holidays when Chinese joints tend to be the only thing open. Still, I would extend that feeling of being left out of the party to the diverse range of people living in any country in which the predominant religion asserts a kind of cultural hegemony.” (Emphasis mine).
Though cutlurally resistant, and in my neighborhood, I was unable to go because it was fairly expensive. We stuck with the traditional routine, opting for some Dong Bei in Flushing’s Fu Run.