Posts Tagged: Jews

Abortion- Whose Facts of Life?

When it comes to The Facts of Life– just whose facts are we being subjected to? Christian Bible interpretation as U.S. law is fast becoming a fact of life nearly every day from banning books to banning abortion at the

Abortion- Whose Facts of Life?

When it comes to The Facts of Life– just whose facts are we being subjected to? Christian Bible interpretation as U.S. law is fast becoming a fact of life nearly every day from banning books to banning abortion at the

Hate Will Not Replace Us

Dark thoughts used to hide in the shadows. They lurked in dark alleys and dim corners. Skulking on the fringes of the far-right, they festered in darkness rarely venturing into the light. Unvarnished hate and vile white supremacist thoughts that

Hate Will Not Replace Us

Dark thoughts used to hide in the shadows. They lurked in dark alleys and dim corners. Skulking on the fringes of the far-right, they festered in darkness rarely venturing into the light. Unvarnished hate and vile white supremacist thoughts that

A Bitter Sweet Passover Remembering My Mother

It was another bittersweet Passover. Just like the holiday itself, the period around Passover is forever tied in with my mother Betty not only for the beautiful Jewish rituals lovingly passed down but because she passed away Erev Pesach on

A Bitter Sweet Passover Remembering My Mother

It was another bittersweet Passover. Just like the holiday itself, the period around Passover is forever tied in with my mother Betty not only for the beautiful Jewish rituals lovingly passed down but because she passed away Erev Pesach on

Ukraine, Jews, and a Traumatic History

What is happening in Ukraine is for Jews part of a long collective and traumatic history. And we feel it in our souls. Today, in solidarity we are all freedom-loving Ukrainians. But the story for me is a complicated one.

Ukraine, Jews, and a Traumatic History

What is happening in Ukraine is for Jews part of a long collective and traumatic history. And we feel it in our souls. Today, in solidarity we are all freedom-loving Ukrainians. But the story for me is a complicated one.

Maus, Nazi Book Burning

The Horror of the Holocaust  Never Deny and Never Forget

Never Forget. Those words were seared into me as a child.  Today on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Jews come together as a community to say we will never forget the horrors of the Holocaust. Even as some American schools choose

Maus, Nazi Book Burning

The Horror of the Holocaust  Never Deny and Never Forget

Never Forget. Those words were seared into me as a child.  Today on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Jews come together as a community to say we will never forget the horrors of the Holocaust. Even as some American schools choose

My Not So Secret Christmas Story

To all who celebrate today, whatever you celebrate, in whatever way you choose to celebrate… I celebrate you! Thank you for taking the time to read my words, and hear my voice among the cacophony of voices out there. At

My Not So Secret Christmas Story

To all who celebrate today, whatever you celebrate, in whatever way you choose to celebrate… I celebrate you! Thank you for taking the time to read my words, and hear my voice among the cacophony of voices out there. At

antisemitism today Marjorie Greene

Marjorie’s Same Old Song “Beware of World Jewery”

“I was allowed to believe things that weren’t true” -Marjorie Greene Taylor   Oh, my little Margie! What a scatterbrain you are! Is your brain so porous that there is no filter allowing anything and everything free access to lodge

antisemitism today Marjorie Greene

Marjorie’s Same Old Song “Beware of World Jewery”

“I was allowed to believe things that weren’t true” -Marjorie Greene Taylor   Oh, my little Margie! What a scatterbrain you are! Is your brain so porous that there is no filter allowing anything and everything free access to lodge

Chinese Menu, Santa Claus

“Ma Nishtana” – Why Is This Christmas Different Than Every Other?

In anything but a normal year, how could we ever expect a normal Christmas? Christmas will feel different. The one constant we can count on will be Santa Claus who thanks to Dr. Faucci received his vaccine and will continue

Chinese Menu, Santa Claus

“Ma Nishtana” – Why Is This Christmas Different Than Every Other?

In anything but a normal year, how could we ever expect a normal Christmas? Christmas will feel different. The one constant we can count on will be Santa Claus who thanks to Dr. Faucci received his vaccine and will continue

Anti semitism Headstone Vandalized

It Can’t Happen Here

It can’t happen here. Yet it can and it is. This year is ending in an epidemic of anti-Semitism. It must end. The ugly past has become present in the most horrifying way as anti-semitic vandalism has exploded. This past

Anti semitism Headstone Vandalized

It Can’t Happen Here

It can’t happen here. Yet it can and it is. This year is ending in an epidemic of anti-Semitism. It must end. The ugly past has become present in the most horrifying way as anti-semitic vandalism has exploded. This past

Judaism is Not a Nationality

Mr. Trump, don’t dare tell me I’m not an American. When I was 16 in my last year of Hebrew School, the ongoing debate was whether I identified myself as an American Jew or a Jewish American. I can’t recall

Judaism is Not a Nationality

Mr. Trump, don’t dare tell me I’m not an American. When I was 16 in my last year of Hebrew School, the ongoing debate was whether I identified myself as an American Jew or a Jewish American. I can’t recall