Good morning, As a mother, I can only imagine how devastating it would be to lose a child. So I was shocked and saddened when I heard that several young people had taken their own lives recently after being bullied for being gay — or because people thought they were gay. No one should ever… Continue reading President Obama says, "It Gets Better"
Davi Cheng talks about what it’s like to be a “one-stop” shop minority, Jewish, Chinese, female and lesbian.
Event: Out on the Bimah/An Open Conversation with Gay Clergy in Los Angeles Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2010 Time: 7:30pm Place: The Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90211 Purchase tickets at http://outonthebimah.eventbrite.com/
It’s nice when you post something on your blog and you’ve done well enough by moderating away the crazies on your blog that you don’t hear a peep about it. Okay, there was a peep. Someone commented on my post about the Rabbi Steven Greenberg event being off-color on my Facebook fan page but that… Continue reading More on Yesterday’s blog
Event: Queer Torah with Rabbi Steven Greenberg in celebration of the Israel release of “Torah Queeries: Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible.” Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2010 Time: 7:30pm Place: Jerusalem Open House, Hasoreg 2, Jerusalem, Israel Join the Jerusalem Open House for an evening of Queer Torah with Rabbi Steven Greenbergin celebration of the… Continue reading Cool Jewish Events: Queer Torah with Rabbi Steven Greenberg at Jerusalem Open House
Event: “Off and Running” Movie ScreeningDate: Sunday, January 31, 2010Time: 4:15pmPlace: IFC Center, 323 Sixth Avenue., @ West Third St., New York, NYNote: The film is also has showings from Friday, January 28, 2010-Tuesday, February 2, 2010 Special Screening co-hosted by Be’chol Lashon, Jewish Multiracial Network, Brooklyn Jews and UJA Women’s Group, with Q&A moderated… Continue reading Cool Jewish Events: Off and Running Movie Screening
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 Please don’t…
random manishtana fact no 78: i worked in a comic book and videogame store for eight years. and im a proud dc boy. superman. bats. flash. justice league. yknow. see, i never got the marvel universe. actually, more to the point, i never got the deal with how the marvel universe reacted to mutants. everyone… Continue reading Just when you thought it was safe to talk to your friends about…
Obama has (almost) survived his first year in office unscathed—the anniversary of his election was Nov. 4–and how better to celebrate that than a bunch of juicy articles on racism….you know, that crisis, the mini-daily civil wars, most people thought he’d solve (before healthcare, before wars in distant lands) by entering the oval office. Do… Continue reading Obama’s First Anniversary Celebration
Here’s a very short play I wrote for a “Multicultural Jewish” writing contest. I didn’t win. The ending’s kind of abrupt. It was in my earlier days when I wasn’t writing so much. I was trying to give the readers a good indication of what my Shabbat meals were like. The curtains open to a… Continue reading Challah Con Platanos