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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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15 April 14

"What If It Was Miriam All Along?"

vladislava:

by Sandy Supowit

What if Pharaoh meant to kill the Hebrew
girls, knowing their wombs could bring
forth enemies? What if it was Miriam
who rode the reeds and heard the voice
of the Shechinah from the heart
of the burning tree? It couldn’t
have surprised her that the bush
was not consumed; she understood
the symbolism: All green things
sprung from the ever-pregnant earth
burn with life. She absorbed the flame
of prophecy, felt the febrile heat
of passion. She also knew
as every woman does, the potency
of blood and its frightening power
over men. Suggesting blood
on the lintels as a sign — that
had to be a woman’s brainchild.
Miriam sanctified the awful night
her people didn’t die by weeping
with Egypt’s mothers who had to lose
so much for the sake of someone
else’s freedom. It was Miriam’s
compassion, still sharp with pain,
that split the waters. Her seaside
music was not a shir but a shira,
a female song, as natural as the song
the wind sings, as honest as the music of sky.
If Moses was the patriarch
doling out so much of the Law
in negatives — Lo teenaf, Lo teegnohv
punctuating so many laws
with threats — Kol ha-ohseh milacha
b’yohm ha-Shabat, moht yumaht
if Aaron, handsome in his priestly robes,
led the slaughter and the sacrifice,
maybe Miriam embraced the Shechinah
like a mother, worshipped G-d with love
and joy. In the rush to leave the Nile,
when so much was abandoned,
when even bread was in a hurry,
Miriam still took the time to tell the women
Bring your timbrels and your tambourines.

Reblogged: with-boots

Posted: 11:52 AM

Reblogged: vladislava

Posted: 9:41 AM

tastykake:

maximilianofmexico:

there’s literally no where to go

haha, oh my god, like, JUST TO BE CLEAR ABOUT WHAT WE’RE LOOKING AT HERE, for anyone who might not know, jewish voice for peace is in fact a pro-palestine organization! it’s pro-BDS! it’s concerned about misuse of charges of antisemitism to stifle debate! it wants to end the occupation! like, re: the question in one of these comments, “is killing palestinians a hate crime?” ALMOST CERTAINLY WHOEVER POSTED THIS STATUS ON THE JVP FB PAGE WOULD SAY YES!!! 

so like, these are your quote-unquote “good jews,” is what i’m saying here, ok, these are the ones you fucking awful so-called progressives like to tokenize and pretend to understand and care about, but you still don’t fucking listen to them except when it’s convenient, except when they’re saying exactly what you want to hear; you still speak over them and accuse them of making shit up for attention and like, literally what the fuck do you WANT, what has to HAPPEN for you to realize that not everything is about israel, that we’re not always the oppressors, that in many (most!!!) circumstances we’re still an incredibly vulnerable marginalized group, like, literally what does it take?

here is what happened in kansas city yesterday: an admitted long-time antisemite shot up two jewish facilities on the eve of a major jewish holiday and then shouted “heil hitler” on camera as he was being arrested, and yet somehow it’s maybe not a hate crime, somehow this is about gun control and about mental illness and about the fact that white men are never demonized as terrorists the way POC are, it’s about gaza and it’s about the IDF and it’s about the dumbass idea that use of the term antisemitism is in fact itself oppressive, it’s about the evils of organized religion in general and it’s about EVERYTHING IN THE GODDAMN WORLD EXCEPT FOR THE FACT THAT, GUESS WHAT, A LOT OF PEOPLE STILL FUCKING HATE JEWS AND YOU ALL DON’T CARE, and just, like, what do you even fucking WANT? i don’t know. i really don’t.

Reblogged: vladislava

Posted: 9:26 AM
vladislava:

I FEEL TRULY BLESSED

vladislava:

I FEEL TRULY BLESSED

(Source: beyonceder)

Reblogged: vladislava

13 April 14

a seder is a religiously jewish meal but brunch is a culturally jewish meal

12 April 14
giftvintage:

Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923)

giftvintage:

Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923)

Reblogged: honeyed

Posted: 9:18 PM

vladislava:

tastykake:

lodubimvloyaar:

vladislava:

when a jewish holiday is coming up but you can’t remember which one

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"God of our fathers, we have no calendars, and no clue what we should be doing right now. We hope this is at least partially correct. Amen."

"blessed are you oh lord our g-d, ruler of the universe, who has kept us alive, sustained us, and enabled us to reach….. some season. not sure which. definitely one of them, though."

Reblogged: vladislava

Tags: classic
7 April 14
France is not exempt. Indeed, France is the only European country since World War II where Jewish schoolchildren were murdered because they were Jews

Reblogged: fuckyeahsoftzionism

6 April 14

vladislava:

saltdragon:

Hello, yes, I am goy. Jews are well respected. I can name four Jews: a pedophile, a New Atheist, and a writer and a Harry Potter who goys both sometimes refer to as of Jewish descent. Wow, did you know some people say Jews run Hollywood and Broadway?

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Reblogged: vladislava

Posted: 8:27 AM

vladislava:

From The Rabbi’s Cat (2007) by Joann Sfar. More scans here.

Reblogged: quozzel

Tags: important
Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh