Please read: “Interior Ministry’s Oz police unit accused of beating U.S. immigrants” (The Jerusalem Post) By the way, I thought that last quote says it all. “We have so much love for Israel. But it seems like Israel does not love us back.”I have long ago lost patience with the Jews, white or of color,… Continue reading African-American Converts Beaten by Israeli Police
Event: Children of the Bible (American Sephardi Film Festival)Date: Thursday, February 11thTime: 7:00pmPlace: The Center for Jewish History 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY Admission:$30 General Admission$25 ASF & YUMuseum members, students and seniors$250 Opening Night Friend (includes the above for two (2) + VIPpre-screening reception and listing in Festival Program) Festival Pass:Admission to… Continue reading Cool Jewish Events: Children of the Bible NY Premiere (American Sephardi Film Festival)
Event: Indian-Israelis Book Talk @ Library of CongressDate: Tuesday, February 9th, 2010Time: NoonPlace: Library of Congress, the foyer of the Asian Reading Room located in Room 150 of the Thomas Jefferson Building at 10 First Street S.E., Washington, D.CAdmission: Free Details: Israelis of Indian descent continue to live on the periphery, where they were settled… Continue reading Cool Jewish Events: Indian-Israelis Book Talk @ Library of Congress
Event: Being Indian, Being Israeli: A conversation with Dr. Maina Singh and Sally Oren Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM Place: Butler Board Room, Center for Israel Studies, American University, Washington, DC Mrs. Sally Oren, wife of Israeli Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren and an immigrant herself, will… Continue reading Cool Jewish Events: Being Indian, Being Israeli
My grandmothers were immigrants to this country. They brought my parents here as children. Funny enough, my parents were from the same city in the Dominican Republic but they didn’t meet until they were in high school together in Washington Heights. I didn’t get to spend too much time with my father’s mother but my… Continue reading Anti-Immigration=Anti-America
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
A delicious sampling of the latest news in Jewish conversion! “Shas MK: Ease Conversion for IDF Soldiers of Jewish Descent” (Israeli National News) At some point during the conversion process, I heard that things went a lot smoother if you had a Jewish father or some kind of Jewish ancestry. Too bad I couldn’t unearth… Continue reading Conversion in the News Roundup: Because the "Who is a Jew?" question is now an extreme sport!
Sigh, I had yet another conversation with someone that was convinced that she can tell just by looking at someone that they’re Jewish. For a second, I thought, look she’s really old. I should let her off the hook. But you know me, I couldn’t. I tried…”You mean, you think you can tell when someone… Continue reading You look so Jewish! Not.
Me: My brother-in-law’s looking for a job. It’s really tough out there. White Jewish Friend: Oh, yeah. I might know some people who might be able to help. Me: That’s great!!! White Jewish Friend: (Long Pause) Does he have papers? Me: (Clueless) What? What kind of papers? White Jewish Friend: You know, is he legal?… Continue reading Aliens Amongst Us