clothing · food · hair · rabbi

Are you reading my husband’s blog?

Sorry, dear readers. I haven’t felt up to writing very much and I find, that amazingly, I have very little to say. My health keeps me much too preoccupied so aside from my little updates on books, articles, TV and film I’m keeping up with, I don’t have much going on. I don’t know if… Continue reading Are you reading my husband’s blog?

clothing · culture/multiculturalism · fibromyalgia · hair · Hispanics/Latinos · Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism

Non-Jewish Latinas Rocking Head Scarves!

“ “Urban Outfitters Finds Frum Inspiration?” talks about how head scarves have suddenly gone hip, even hipster…and not just on the heads of Orthodox women. Now, this head scarf innovation isn’t new. I should note that I’ve seen many non-Jewish women, particularly black women, wrap their locks up in elaborate head scarves. Just walk around… Continue reading Non-Jewish Latinas Rocking Head Scarves!

conversion · disabilities · family · fans · fibromyalgia · friends · hair · Hispanics/Latinos · jews of color · Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism · Los Angeles · plantains · Shabbat

Mini Health Update from LA

Greetings! After nearly 8 months and thousands of dollars later, I have mostly recovered from the digestive crisis that made me balloon 20 lbs., put me in the emergency room several times with severe abdominal pain and routinely left me vomiting…among other things that would fall under the category of TMI (too much information). It… Continue reading Mini Health Update from LA

hair · Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism · services

Another Hairy Day in Los Angeles

Everyone’s been telling me I need to check out this song but I didn’t get a chance until loyal fan, Debbie B. sent me a link. Check out India.Arie’s, “I Am Not My Hair.” Dare I say it…it’s pretty awesome! Ran into someone today from shul where I haven’t been going as much as I’d… Continue reading Another Hairy Day in Los Angeles

hair · television

Sesame Street Says "I love my hair!"

Oh the years of heartache I could have saved myself if I had seen this video as a child!

hair · jews of color · women/feminism

Would you like some bleach?

So a bunch of us women folk are sitting around discussing the drama that is female body hair. The summer never ends in Los Angeles so even on Labor Day, we’re talking waxing, bleaching and laser removal. Fun times. Tomorrow, we’ll move onto Jewish guilt and cooking for an army and still feeling we haven’t… Continue reading Would you like some bleach?

hair · jews of color · Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism · television

Watch me on the Jewish Channel!

Been meaning to post this for a while! You can now watch the entire Jewish Channel episode of “Jews of color” for free on You Tube. Watch me along with an unbelievable cast of other Jews of color, including social worker and moderator Joel Sanchez, rapper/writer/blogger Yitz “Y-Love” Jordan, founder of Ayecha and my mentor… Continue reading Watch me on the Jewish Channel!

animals · chronic pain/fibromyalgia · culture/multiculturalism · hair · Hispanics/Latinos · Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism · news · rabbi · Riverdale · Shabbos/Shabbat

The Hair Covering Adventures of Me and My Rastafarian Beret: An Afro-tastic Report

My husband’s tribute to my good hair day and the hair covering that was swallowed up by it. Most people are socially appropriate enough that they don’t or won’t comment on what’s going on with your hair unless it’s on fire. I think that’s pretty fair. I mean, if you’re having a bad hair day,… Continue reading The Hair Covering Adventures of Me and My Rastafarian Beret: An Afro-tastic Report

books and reading · culture/multiculturalism · hair · jews of color · Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism · religion · writing

What’s your favorite article?

Hey, this year I’m hoping that one of my published articles from 2009 will win the 2009 Be’chol Lashon Media Awards “for excellence in reporting on global Judaism.” So which was your favorite article? #1: 10 Questions with Author Ernest Adams ( Up close and personal with author Ernest H. Adams about his memoir, “From… Continue reading What’s your favorite article?

Barack Obama · clothing · hair · Hispanics/Latinos · race/racism

Redux: Please don’t…with explanatory links!!!

Thank you for being my friend. Here are some guidelines so that our friendship can be a pleasurable experience for all of us. Please don’t make fun of gay people. Please don’t make fun of black people’s hair. Please don’t tell ask me why I don’t straighten my hair. Please don’t make fun of Mexican… Continue reading Redux: Please don’t…with explanatory links!!!