Category: religion

My daughter is gay, so what?

My daughter is gay, so what?
I am writing this nearly a year after my daughter’s admission and only with her permission. I do not wish to invade her privacy, I only can hope to help other parents understand that we should never turn our backs on our children.  May 2014. It had been a difficult year already. I was finally... Read more »

Paris, Jews and the increase in worldwide anti-semitism: why won't it end?

Paris, Jews and the increase in worldwide anti-semitism: why won't it end?
My fellow blogger, “I’ve Got The Hippy Shakes” wrote today about being Jewish; that it’s not easy to be a Jew these days. A fellow Jew just like me, and afraid just as I am. Having recently traveled to Paris, the events of the past week have really shaken me up. In May of 2014... Read more »

Passover 2014: from childhood to now, a tradition I can't live without

Passover 2014: from childhood to now, a tradition I can't live without
Think “Fiddler on The Roof”: Tradition!! This word is defined as “the transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation, or the fact of being passed on in this way.” My life has been defined by the traditions that have been ingrained in me as far back as I can remember and I wouldn’t... Read more »
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White Santa v Black Santa: Does everything have to be about race?

White Santa v Black Santa: Does everything have to be about race?
Once upon a time I wrote a blog about Billy Crystal and his black face performance at the Oscars. At the time I thought people were overreacting. I spent several days fielding comments and doing damage control. It got a bit ugly. Okay, a LOT ugly. Shortly after that, Trayvon Martin was shot by George... Read more »

Yom Kippur and my day of repentance: or the day I don't know what to do

Yom Kippur and my day of repentance: or the day I don't know what to do
This has been a tough year for me no doubt. Breast cancer round two has been a most unwelcome event in my life and today, on my day of atonement, I feel a little bit lost as to what to do. Despite being Jewish and feeling so to my core, I have not practiced the... Read more »

Things for Jewish people to do on Easter when everything is closed

Things for Jewish people to do on Easter when everything is closed
Every year as Easter approaches I get a sense of panic that everything and I mean everything is closed. Yes, there are restaurants that do the brunch thing (never been a big fan of brunch, I mean come on, how much can one person eat for $29 or more??) but mostly anything else you can... Read more »
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I am a Jew, not a JAP so stop the ethnic slurs

I am a Jew, not a JAP so stop the ethnic slurs
I am a Jew. Yep, Jewish. Not a JAP (Jewish American princess), Kike, Heeb, Jewbrew, Jewbag or a six pointed nickel nose oven magnet. None of these. I am simply a person of the Jewish faith. I am not cheap, a penny pincher or a member of a Jew crew. I was born into the... Read more »