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To blog or not to blog

Here is the list of things I’d like to be blogging about right now: Last week’s wave of Facebook updates where women posted the color of their bras in an effort to raise breast cancer awareness Writer’s block (other people’s, not mine) Prospective converts who rabbis (and the current Orthodox conversion climate) scare off Yoga… Continue reading To blog or not to blog

hair · Hispanics/Latinos · jews of color · mikvah · money · race/racism

The Mikvah and "Black" Hairstyles

I’d like to respond to a number of issues in this post. For one, I’d like to respond to a number of criticisms of my video post, “Going to the mikvah with your ‘nappy’ hair”. 1. Too negative. I hate this criticism. Heehee, H-A-T-E. I feel like I hear it every time I write something… Continue reading The Mikvah and "Black" Hairstyles

Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism · money

Aliza Meets Michael Steinhardt

“ I met Michael Steinhard a couple of months after converting and getting married. My husband and I were sitting next to him at a table at a synagogue dinner at KJ (Kehilath Jeshurun on the Upper East Side). My husband leaned in and whispered, “That’s Michael Steinhardt!” And me with my inability to whisper,… Continue reading Aliza Meets Michael Steinhardt

education · employment · money · rabbi · writing

So, what do you do for a living?

Blogger/Vlogger/Freelance writer Jew in the City, aka Allison Josephs, posed an interesting inquestion on her Facebook fan page: “What should I call myself? I have this problem where people will ask if I work and I say yes, and then they ask what I do and I say, I don’t know what to call it.… Continue reading So, what do you do for a living?

Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism · learning · Los Angeles · money · New York · rabbi · sleep

The Conversion Recession?

When the recession hit, I got laid off pretty quickly from my college tutoring gig, a job it had taken me forever to land with my fibromyalgia. Okay, I admit that I was kind of glad I wasn’t returning to the gig. Despite being part-time, the job aggravated my fibromyalgia and provided nearly none of… Continue reading The Conversion Recession?

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Rosh Hashanah Resolutions

Here are some of my resolutions for the new year: 1. Save money. This year, I closed my savings account because I didn’t have anything to put in it. Depressing.I’m hopeful that the new year some of the ways I’ve started to cut back will pay off. I got rid of that rarely used fax… Continue reading Rosh Hashanah Resolutions

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Withdrawl Weekend=Boring Blog

Friday morning, I went into withdrawal. I take nine medications daily. Funny enough, if you can find humor in having a pill case at 27 which of course I do, none of the medications are for fibromyalgia. After years of trying combinations of different medications (from mood stabilizers, anti-seizure meds, anti-inflammatories), including all the ones… Continue reading Withdrawl Weekend=Boring Blog