This week as I marked my first Tisha B’av as part of the community, booms filled the sky. Smoke filled the air in Portland and beyond, and I thought of all the atrocities that befell Israel over time and how we’re now seeing it again in America.
A special Shabbat greeting and some learning and action resources to share
047 | George Soros Did Not Pay for This Post: QAnon and Deep State-Delusion are Deeply Anti-Semitic, Y’all
The far-right takeover of the mainstream GOP, a call for mass violence, and anti-semitism
It’s peak Netflix in general, but also for Jewish and Haredi content. Here’s what I learned. One of Us Netflix,…
Etsy is a wonderful place to support Jewish artists and other small businesses as you’re able; inside: My first mezuzah, first Star of David, and some fun finds
Realizing and Actualizing My Newfound Jewish Identity Was Easier Thanks to Coming Out 20 Years Ago
Tikkan Olam Means Black Lives Matter and how to take action
A great activist I know on another great activist’s passing. I feel so much this even as a not-quite-officially Jew,…
A little torah (study) for Shavuot follows; Shavuot is the Jewish holiday that once was a harvest festival and now…
Check out this piece over at Jewish Telegraphic Agency, I have a brief quote and photo.
Today marks 40 days in quarantine for me give or take Trader Joe’s visits, a small work move, a big…
Just about the last big in-person event I went to PC / BC* was Purim with my Nefesh community. What…
Our Pharaoh is shrugging at the plagues, telling us to go back to work on the Pyramids, and Christian Bale is nowhere to be found.
Looking for somewhere to “go” for Pesach? Maybe you’ve heard of Nefesh in LA but it was too far? It’s…
Uncertainty. We’re all united in it right now, are we not? My Rabbi Susan Goldberg spoke so well of it…
Land of Feta & Dates: Wrestling with my thoughts on Israel is hard. But planning a solo Hebrew honeymoon to study and immerse? Easy!
Things keeping me sane include Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg
Post from 2019, way back yonder before we nearly had WW3 with Iran and a President was impeached but nothing…
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! So they say, and it was a Jew who wrote that
No pork. Dairy. Gluten. No bagels, no bacon. No Christmas trees.
I was shocked to learn Miller is Jewish
I visited a new synagogue: Ikar, the mid-city progressive-yet-conservative-denomination that I’ve heard a lot about
Sukkot obsession, fun while learning, and things I got wrong
At Sukkot, the fall harvest festival, it’s a mitzvah to be happy. I’m not happy.
I made new friends including creators I admire while learning my Rabbi had already been teaching me this whole time
I survived my first YK and all I got was this spirituality, connection, wonder, yearning, belonging, insights, new friends, and a dash of dizziness
A beautiful ceremony on the LA river about letting go
Evangelical Christian support for Donald Trump, the antithesis of a Mensch, explained
Kintsugi, kintsukuroi, and instant conversion and repair!
I was nervous about my first temple experience
A lovely Sunday stroll on the westside resulted in a series of serendipitous events
So I embarked on a journey.
I jumped right into Jewish learning and rigorous, late-night googling