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
A clip from Samson Koletkar‘s “Mahatma Moses Comedy Tour” recorded on Aug 11, 2010 at Rooster T Feathers Comedy Club in Sunnyvale, California. When I started attending a Sephardic/Mizrahi shul in Los Angeles and I mentioned to friends that a lot of the congregants were from as far as England, India, Iran, Burma, Iraq, Morocco,… Continue reading REALLY? WAIT, I GOTTA VALIDATE YOUR JUDAISM!
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
The new Mr. and Mrs. Smith-like TV show, Undercovers follows a black couple getting back into the CIA spy game after retiring five years earlier to have “a normal life” and run a catering business. I can’t remember the last time I saw a show on Network TV that had not one but two people… Continue reading TV That Looks Like ME!
Hey from LA! Wow, I’ve really been getting a lot of email lately from new readers and fans! Thank you for sharing so many of your amazing stories with me! I hope that people can be patient awaiting my responses. I am no longer responding to every email but I do read all of them… Continue reading Hey, hey, hey from LA!
Some great quotes: “And from there the Lord scattered them over the face of the entire Earth.” (Gen. 11:8). What was the sin of the Tower of Babel, and why was it necessary to scatter them and create many languages? Are not geographical distance and the differences of language and culture the primary bases of… Continue reading How Jewish Unity that is really Uniformity Becomes an Evil
Why is there a dating website for Jews of color by Jews of color? Isn’t that “racist”? My good friend Shais Rison aka blogger MaNishtana writes a rousing response to the flood of emails he’s received asking this particular question about his recent decision to start JOCFlock, a dating website for Jews of color and… Continue reading Why is there a dating website for Jews of color by Jews of color?
There are Jubans (Jewish Cubans) and Jewyoricans (Jewish New York Puerto Ricans) and as we all know, there are Jewminicanos and Jewminicanas like moi. But a fan tells me that there is a much cooler term than “Latino Jew” or “Hispanic Jew” coined and probably copyrighted by a clever Jewish New Yorker in the ’60s… Continue reading Are you a Jewminicana?
http://www.metacafe.com/fplayer/1072809/a_chinese_jewish_wedding_in_jerusalem.swf A Chinese Jewish Wedding In Jerusalem – Click here for more home videos Wait, what, what does he mean he always wanted “one of those”? Oy vey. Mazel tov and…good luck!
Collier Meyerson was born Jewish but that hasn’t stopped someone from questioning her Judaism at any and every Jewish event, pushing her further and further away from Judaism, especially when a Judaism that others insist doesn’t and can’t include people who like her. “Last December my roommate decided to throw a Shabbos dinner. It was… Continue reading Born Jewish and Black