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Lindsey is Reform and Ashkenazi and lives in New York, which probably makes her the most likely ever to make this sort of a blog. She does comics and is best, Jewwise, at 20th century history and Israeli snack food.

Hannah was brought up Secular Humanist, which means she has no idea how to do any manner of religious ceremony and thinks that Sukkot involves Froot Loops, but is quite talented in the arts of building graham cracker shtetls and other extremely important cultural things. She also has a nearly encyclopedic knowledge of the history of antisemitism in medieval Europe, for some reason.

Oliver does not have any of this really cool encyclopedic knowledge but is sufficiently rad enough to make up for it simply by existing. She is a Reform Mizrahi from Rhode Island currently living in New Mexico, went to a Jewish summer camp for eight years, and greatly enjoys gluten free-ifying all of her favorite foods.

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22 April 14

fuckyeahsoftzionism:

thefightorflightresponse:

Mildly offensive, 100% hilarious. Lil Dicky got a new fan.

Jewish Flow.

this is amazing

Reblogged: fuckyeahsoftzionism

20 April 14

I would really appreciate it if it were a given that ‘israel and palestine both have a right to exist’ was the baseline all discussion stemmed from 

Posted: 2:18 PM

fuckyeahsoftzionism asked: i guess i'm under the impression that palestinian identity is a pretty modern thing that doesn't really extend back 2,000 years...

poppoppopblowblowbubblegum:

kibitzing:

fuckyeahsoftzionism:

poppoppopblowblowbubblegum:

i didn’t say palestinians called themselves palestinians 2000 years ago but many of the descendants of the people who lived in the area 2000 years ago now call themselves palestinians and the history of that area including jesus is their heritage too. 2000 years ago my ancestors surely didn’t call themselves lebanese but i most certainly am and i’m entitled to all the heritage of the land no matter what era it comes from, common sense. 

but YOU weren’t alive 2,000 years ago. calling jesus a palestinian makes it seem like he was aware of a palestinian national identity; i don’t know why anyone would place that identity on him when he wasn’t aware of it. another question is, can he be both palestinian AND an israelite? certainly ancient israel was a national entity that actually existed before/during jesus’ time, and would have been something he was actually aware of…

leaving aside the fact that a good chunk of the modern palestinian people’s ancestry came to the region around the 7th century (which does not invalidate their identity or land claims btw), you wouldn’t call caesar italian, would you, like come on  

here we fucking go who gives a fuck when and where it’s not your fucking business and it’s not your fucking business if they want to call jesus a palestinian which THEY DO whether you like it or not. i don’t give a fuck about caesar being italian or not cause that’s their business what they want to call him and it’s not my problem, they probably would call him italian if there was a movement trying to invalidate their presence and history on the land. stop acting like you’re trying to be historically accurate when what’s really going on is you got a bug up your ass about palestinians claiming any history in the land before the era you decided is appropriate. fuck outta here with that shit.

ok look the romans started calling the land palestine to make it clear to our ancestors the exiles that we weren’t welcome back, today ppl will use literally any excuse to discredit the actual fact second temple period  israel was a historical thing, you don’t have to agree with us but you do have to acknowledge we have a vested interest in the language surrounding the history and politics of the region because gentiles, esp white people, will find a way to use it against us. 

I have no problem with palestinian people connecting with israeli history, that’s great, I super encourage that, but I do have a problem with gentiles trying to obscure the connection between jewish history and the land of israel, because that creates a dangerous environment not only for my friends in israel but for my community here in the diaspora, which also in turn gives likud and the settlers’ party more incentive to behave unethically, which is how we got into this awful situation in the first place. 

Reblogged: poppoppopblowblowbubblegum

Tags: hhh
Posted: 1:47 PM

2000 years ago my ancestors did not call themselves american, tho I am, but it would be v silly to retroactively call a bunch of ancient israelites american bc some of their descendants were, you feel me 

Posted: 1:42 PM

fuckyeahsoftzionism asked: i guess i'm under the impression that palestinian identity is a pretty modern thing that doesn't really extend back 2,000 years...

fuckyeahsoftzionism:

poppoppopblowblowbubblegum:

i didn’t say palestinians called themselves palestinians 2000 years ago but many of the descendants of the people who lived in the area 2000 years ago now call themselves palestinians and the history of that area including jesus is their heritage too. 2000 years ago my ancestors surely didn’t call themselves lebanese but i most certainly am and i’m entitled to all the heritage of the land no matter what era it comes from, common sense. 

but YOU weren’t alive 2,000 years ago. calling jesus a palestinian makes it seem like he was aware of a palestinian national identity; i don’t know why anyone would place that identity on him when he wasn’t aware of it. another question is, can he be both palestinian AND an israelite? certainly ancient israel was a national entity that actually existed before/during jesus’ time, and would have been something he was actually aware of…

leaving aside the fact that a good chunk of the modern palestinian people’s ancestry came to the region around the 7th century (which does not invalidate their identity or land claims btw), you wouldn’t call caesar italian, would you, like come on  

Reblogged: fuckyeahsoftzionism

19 April 14

white ppl will literally take canned tahini from the store, put a little flavoring agent in it, and eat it on toast or broccoli or whatev

ok you can take your whitest most assimilated german jew and they will know instinctively you don’t do that

Tags: tahini
Posted: 11:36 AM

magicmadzik:

While we’re at it, let’s not forget that today is the 71st anniversary of the Uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto (not to be confused with the Warsaw Uprising). 

You’ve probably seen this iconic WW2 picture before:

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It’s a picture of Jewish civilians being taken prisoner during the German’s efforts to quench the uprising. These people were defending themselves against extermination- the Germans had entered the ghetto on April 19th with the intent of emptying it. You can guess in what ways.

This uprising wasn’t a military act- it was a civilian self-defense, a last stand against execution.

On this date Warsaw citizens wear daffodils to remember them. Daffodils bloom in April, from a distance they look remarkably like a yellow star, and were the flowers that Marek Edelman, one of the Uprising’s leaders, would place at the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes every year.

Reblogged: fuckyeahsoftzionism

18 April 14

also I’m really sorry to all the ppl reblogging that seder/brunch post like no one will ever let me sleep in bc of brunch, don’t your friends and family know brunch lasts until 4 

Posted: 2:14 PM

gotochelm asked: do only 2/3 of you have a currently existing tumblr like the links in the sidebar suggest or are those old links?

wow I am not getting your asks!! yeah currently this tumblr is only being run by Lindsey but Hannah and Madi are obvwelcome to return at any time if their health/schedule permits it!! 

Posted: 1:14 PM
sshmeer:

Ilene Winn-Lederer, The Eternal Guests - Elijah and Miriam

sshmeer:

Ilene Winn-Lederer, The Eternal Guests - Elijah and Miriam

Reblogged: gotochelm

Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh