jews of color · Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism · New York · news

Yeah, where you been?

Robert Stolarik for The New York Times It is sad that Yoseph Robinson had to die so tragically (his killer is now in custody) before the world (according to the NY Times) would take notice of Jews of color. Yes, duh, there are black (Orthodox) Jews. There’s actually a heck of a lot of them!… Continue reading Yeah, where you been?

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Cool Jewish Events: Rabbi Capers Funnye in Conversation with Ari L. Goldman

Event: Cool Jewish Events: Rabbi Capers Funnye in Conversation with Ari L. GoldmanDate: Tuesday, March 2, 2010Time: 8:15pmPlace: The 92nd Street Y, Lexington Avenue @ 92nd Street, Buttenweiser Hall, New York, NYAdmission: $27 (20% off with Be’chol Lashon code BCHL)

Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism · New York · rabbi

Looking for Rabbi Versed in DARK TALMUDIC ARTS to create GOLEM. (Astoria, NY)

WANTED: One Rabbi versed in the Dark Talmudic Arts to create one Golem for household of three. Golem will perform rudimentary household chores such as dishes & sweeping, basic Math Tutoring for our daughter in 3rd grade and basic household security. Golem must be obedient and fairly unobtrusive on our every-day lives. We will supply… Continue reading Looking for Rabbi Versed in DARK TALMUDIC ARTS to create GOLEM. (Astoria, NY)

adoption · homosexuality · Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism · movies · New York

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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Cool Jewish Events: Three-Part Series on Honor

Event: Three-Part Series on Honor: “Honoring Parents: Kibud Av”Date: Monday January 11, 2010Time: 7:45pm (but be sure to show up at 7:00 PM for dinner and drinks)Place: Manhattan Jewish Experience, 131 West 86th Street – 10th floor, New York CityCost: The cost of the class is a suggested donation of $10 at the door.RSVP by… Continue reading Cool Jewish Events: Three-Part Series on Honor

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Have you been circumcised? A Happy New Year Deal!

Whether or not you have, I bet you’ll more than enjoy hearing Reform-then Conservative-then Orthodox Jewish convert and Italian-Irish American comedian Yisrael Campbell telling you about the THREE circumcisions (“a fetish!,” he says) and three conversions that made him the Jew he is today. Below is the trailer for the film “Circumcise Me.” Campbell is… Continue reading Have you been circumcised? A Happy New Year Deal!

Christmas · Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism · New York · news

Corrections on NY Times article

Thank you, NY Times for issuing Corrections on the article I was featured in on Saturday! An article on Saturday about converts to Judaism and their struggles over Christmas misstated an account of interactions between Aliza Hausman and her relatives. Ms. Hausman, who converted several years ago, said her Dominican grandmother used to ask her… Continue reading Corrections on NY Times article