Christmas · hanukkah · jews of color · Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism · writing

Chrismukkah aka Batman-Joker Day

One of my favorite Jewish bloggers, MaNishtana (Black Jew is the New Black!) takes no prisoners as he explains why he’s not a fan of Chrismukkah! Isn’t celebrating Chrismukkah like celebrating Batman-Joker Day? he asks. After watching “The Dark Knight” (on Blu-ray on an HDTV! ooh! ahh!), I can see how that could be a… Continue reading Chrismukkah aka Batman-Joker Day

books and reading · hanukkah · jews of color · Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism

Jewish Faces YOU Loved this Hanukkah!

Check out these fine lookin’ Jews! There were so many beautiful entries to my “Jewish Faces I Love This Hanukkah” contest that I started to wish I could give a copy of “I Love Jewish Faces” by Debra B. Darvick to each and every one. I even had to get help judging because there were… Continue reading Jewish Faces YOU Loved this Hanukkah!

chronic pain/fibromyalgia · hanukkah · Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism

Hello, Readers!

I have a lot to write and not a lot of energy to write it all. I think I’m finally almost starting to feel normal again after nearly two weeks of battling a cold/flu that wreaked havoc on my body, a body that already has to fight daily against fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. I had… Continue reading Hello, Readers!

Christmas · hanukkah · Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism · television

Er, Christmas time for the Jews?! Oh my! Saturday Night Live always manages to be funny (okay, only sometimes), weird and disturbing all rolled into one. And they’ve done it again with “Christmas Time for the Jews song.”

hanukkah · Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism · s

Disney’s First Jewish American Princess

Between a cold/flu since Tuesday and my regular old fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue, I am laid up in bed whiny, sniffly, sneezy and quite dopey. Hopefully, I’ll find something meaningful to say about Chanukkah before it’s over. In the meantime, I’m going to have to swipe cool stuff from other websites and bring them to… Continue reading Disney’s First Jewish American Princess

funny · hanukkah · Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism

Hanukkah Candles

I can’t get enough of convert Yisrael Campbell’s jokes. Check out this little bit of shtick about Hanukkah candles. Yeah, Yisrael, sometimes I wish I was a Hanukkah candle, too!

hanukkah · Jesus · Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism


G-dcast Spins Chanukah! from More Torah cartoons at Fire up that third candle! I hope Jennifer Connelly never heard this next one. Gross and sexist, much? Mr. Sandler! Tom Cruise isn’t but Jesus Christ is…whoa?

hanukkah · Israel · Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism

My new favorite Hanukkah song

Nefesh B’Nefesh, an organization that seeks to revitalize Aliyah and to substantially increase the number of future olim by removing the financial, professional and logistical obstacles that prevent many individuals from actualizing their dreams, brought over 150 participants together on Ben Yehuda Street for the first ever Jerusalem flash mob in honor of Hanukkah. This… Continue reading My new favorite Hanukkah song

books and reading · Christmas · hanukkah · Hispanics/Latinos · jews of color · Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism

Why Hanukkah in Montana Rocks

Officer John Fosket of the Helena Police Department and Miky, a bomb-sniffing dog trained by the Israeli Defense Forces. The NY Times published a sweet Jewish story this past weekend, “Yes, Miky, There Are Rabbis in Montana”. Aside from how hilarious it was to read that a Chabad rabbi from Brooklyn is teaching a non-Jewish… Continue reading Why Hanukkah in Montana Rocks

event · food · hanukkah · jews of color · Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism

Cool Jewish Events: Jewish Multiracial Network Chanukah Potluck

Event: Jewish Multiracial Network Chanukah PotluckDate: Sunday Dec. 13, 2009Time: 4:30-6:30 pmPlace: Moishe House, 3625 May St., Los Angeles, CA 90066 Adults, children, everyone welcome! We’ll have crafts and games for the kids and food and drinks for the adults. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share and a menorah to light. RSVP to TwinZebra… Continue reading Cool Jewish Events: Jewish Multiracial Network Chanukah Potluck