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The Short History of a Fan Girl

Confession: I am a total fan girl. I love books. I love movies. I love TV. I love myself some stories. And I really love the good ones. As a kid in an abusive home, I also really needed the escape that came from being able to visit a world outside my own. It helped… Continue reading The Short History of a Fan Girl

anger · culture/multiculturalism · Holocaust · Jesus · jews of color · Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism · movies · shomer negiah · television

Are you a Member of the Tribe?

I must confess, it wasn’t until fairly recently that I heard the term M.O.T., as in member of the tribe. But then the person who asked if the guy I was telling him about was an MOT, probably had never heard of JOCs, as in Jews of color. I’ll never know. I didn’t ask when… Continue reading Are you a Member of the Tribe?

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Reminder: Cool Jewish Events: Orthodox conversion doc screening "Leap of Faith" in Sarasota, FL

Event: Orthodox conversion documentary “Leap of Faith” at Sarasota Film Festival Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2010 Time: 5pm Place: Sarasota-Manatee Jewish Federation Hall, 580 McIntosh Road, Sarasota, FL (941) 371-4546‎ Trailer: http://www.leapoffaiththefilm.com/ Synopsis: The feature-length documentary, LEAP OF FAITH, is the first film to explore the phenomenon of religious conversion. The film takes an in-depth… Continue reading Reminder: Cool Jewish Events: Orthodox conversion doc screening "Leap of Faith" in Sarasota, FL

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Cool Jewish Events: Orthodox conversion doc "Leap of Faith" hits Sarasota, FL

Event: “Leap of Faith” at Sarasota Film Festival Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2010 Time: 5pm Place: Sarasota-Manatee Jewish Federation Hall, 580 McIntosh Road, Sarasota, FL (941) 371-4546‎ Trailer: http://www.leapoffaiththefilm.com/ Synopsis: The feature-length documentary, LEAP OF FAITH, is the first film to explore the phenomenon of religious conversion. The film takes an in-depth look at one… Continue reading Cool Jewish Events: Orthodox conversion doc "Leap of Faith" hits Sarasota, FL

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Mini-Movie Review: Off and Running

At the beginning of the documentary, “Off and Running,” Avery Klein-Cloud seems like just your regular, average Brooklyn teen. She’s a pretty, athletic, self-assured African-American teenager. She’s a top member of the Erasmus High School track team with the prospect of college scholarships in her future. She comes from a happy, stable family, comprised of… Continue reading Mini-Movie Review: Off and Running

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Cool Jewish Events: Off and Running Movie Screening

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

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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