It might surprise some of you that this self-described Jewminicana actually has a Puerto Rican great-grandfather. I am 7/8 Dominican and 1/8 Puerto Rican. My great-grandfather Demetrio Marrero-Vasquez (pictured below with me in his lap) was a Boricua through and through. I am often asked by people, both Dominican and not, who wonder aloud that… Continue reading Get matched & help a family in Puerto Rico
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)
I could watch this all day…. All better now, thanks!
“Hava Nageela” and “Celia Cruz,” two phrases I never imagined uttering TOGETHER. What exactly was this afro-Cuban “Queen of Salsa” doing singing in Hebrew? Who cares? If you’re any kind of self-respecting Hispanic, you’re just dying to hear the tune!!! Scroll down to #8: Hava Nageela If Celia Cruz could do it, maybe even I… Continue reading Afro-Cuban Hebrew Musica
If you caught my last couple of Tweets on Twitter, then you know I made the most of flying all day from Los Angeles to New York. Boy, am I pooped and incidently, full of Nutter Butters, potato chips, Chex Mix (what diet?) and fruit (yes, I snuck some in). While I was on the… Continue reading Nothing comes between me and my Nutter Butter…nothing.
http://www.spike.com/efp La Chancleta (The Flip-Flop) | Movies & TV | SPIKE.com People tell you to stop screaming when you’re really talking. You grew up afraid of something called “El Cuco”. You clap your hands while laughing. You’re able to dance without any music. You learned how to dance merengue and bachata before you could walk.… Continue reading You know you’re Dominican when…
My Jewish hero is my rabbi. I don’t think he sleeps. When he’s not at synagogue, he’s at home slipping invitations for Shabbat meals under the doors of Jewish neighbors. He has brought so many people to Judaism. Luckily, his synagogue is not hurting for cash flow so he doesn’t need me to nominate him… Continue reading Who’s your Jewish hero?
I’m moving to Florida. Right now. Okay, I’m joking but I’m wondering if instead of visiting my family down in the Dominican Republic this year, I should make the trek out to North Miami Beach where I have uncovered a Latin kosher restaurant, Mami’s Kosher Restaurant, that serves Cuban food. Rice! Beans! Tostones! Jackpot! My… Continue reading IN SEARCH OF RICE AND BEANS!
This is where the party ends I cant stand here listening to youAnd your racist friendI know politics bore youBut I feel like a hypocrite talking to youAnd your racist friend It was the loveliest party that I’ve ever attendedIf anything was broken I’m sure it could be mendedMy head can’t tolerate this bobbing and… Continue reading My friend sent me this to cheer me up
Bobb’e J. Thompson, the scene-stealing, hilarious little guy in the film “Role Models,” wants a “Bro Mitzvah” for his thirteenth birthday. No, he’s not Jewish. A friend sent me this clip with a note “I didn’t find it funny and I have a big sense of humor.” I certainly smiled while watching it but Bobb’e… Continue reading A Bro Mitzvah? Que es eso?