Yom Hashoah at This Moment

Today is Yom Hashoah, the Jewish day of remembrance for the Holocaust. We remember that the Holocaust was a loss for the Jewish community at large, and not just those with European ancestry. I read an editorial published for today with the following quote: In the States, commemorating Yom HaShoah…

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Stan Lee

I’m a comic book nerd, but I’ve never been a die-hard Marvel fan. My main stan is Superman, and before that I was all about The Shadow, in pulp and radio format. DC always seemed like mythology to me, and Marvel more soap opera. That’s less of a knock against…

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Mourning, Responsibility, and Outright Exhaustion in the Wake of the Pittsburgh Mass Shooting

I’m starting this post with links for finding support for Jews who are hurting from this event. https://reformjudaism.org/blog/2018/10/27/jewish-resources-coping-after-pittsburgh-synagogue-shooting I’m ending this post with links for where to send support for those who want to help. I don’t think I ever feel more like an outsider than when there’s been a…

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Yom Kippur

Today is Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement. It closes out the High Holidays, the really important holidays for Jews (please not that Hanukkah is not in there). They begin with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year. On that date tradition says that judgement on each person is written,…

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Breads of Affliction

Jewish holidays generally follow a formula: someone tried to kill us, they didn’t, we eat. It’s currently Passover for the Jews and this holiday is no different. It’s not among the high holidays, the most sacred of Jewish holidays, and yet Passover is the platonic ideal of the Jewish holiday.…

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Whiteness Thrust Upon Me

This was scheduled for a later date, but in light of the RNC’s recent issues, as well as Trump’s not so recent issues, I moved it up to today. Here’s something that’s a secret, though I wish it weren’t: I’m not white. I usually get laughs, eye-rolls, or dubious looks…

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