immigration · Israel · jews of color · Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism

African-American Converts Beaten by Israeli Police

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

culture/multiculturalism · immigration · Israel · Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism · music

Cool Jewish Events: Children of the Bible NY Premiere (American Sephardi Film Festival)

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)

books and reading · culture/multiculturalism · immigration · Israel

Cool Jewish Events: Indian-Israelis Book Talk @ Library of Congress

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

culture/multiculturalism · immigration · Israel · jews of color · Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism

Cool Jewish Events: Being Indian, Being Israeli

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

Hispanics/Latinos · immigration · language · New York

Anti-Immigration=Anti-America

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

homosexuality · immigration · jews of color · Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism · religion

Just when you thought it was safe to talk to your friends about…

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…

Barack Obama · culture/multiculturalism · Hispanics/Latinos · homosexuality · immigration · Jesus · Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism · religion

Obama’s First Anniversary Celebration

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