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Jews and Marriage Equality

      You can’t really see it, but from left to right it’s: All Americans, Jewish, Unaffiliated, Non-Christian, White Catholic, Hispanic Catholic, White Mainline, Black Protestant, Mormon, White Evangelical (interesting choice of groups that is)… I mean, even accounting…

"I had no idea you were so Jewish"

Basically, there’s one thing that really annoys me…the fact that everyone knows about LGBT discrimination in the religious community but no one really seems to acknowledge religious discrimination in the LGBT community. When I came out during Orthogeddon 2012, I…

How much does it cost to be Jewish?

โ€œI grew up thinking Jews should work in social change, but only investment bankers can afford a Jewish life.โ€ –Jewish Women Watching I was at the Blue Ribbon food store on Ave. J in Brooklyn the night before Rosh Hashana.…

Judaism: An Inconvenient Mistress

“Knowledge is the beginning of action, and action is the completion of knowledge.” -Wang Yang-ming (1472-1529) “I went to the Bulgarian Orthodox church the other day,” I told my friend. (Once in a while, I’m dragged to some esoteric church…

Language at Drisha (and beyond etc.)

Words are pretty cool. Sometimes they stay in one place, and sometimes they cross state lines. Sometimes certain types of words spread like wildfire. I don’t mean gossip; I mean words like “cat” or “bank.” For example, I was born…