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?
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)
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)
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
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
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!
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
Hiroko Masuike for The New York Times Wow, I’m in the NY Times in an after-Christmas piece called: “Why Is This Christmas Different From All Others?”! The piece focuses on converts to Judaism and “the Christmas dilemma” and how they deal (or don’t) with their non-Jewish relatives at that particular time of year. I was… Continue reading Comments on the NY Times article: "Why Is This Christmas Different From All Others?"
The many, many kosher Asian restaurants in New York City is a testament to the Jewish obsession with Chinese food (and now sushi). In Jews and Chinese Food: Love Affair”, an entertaining talk based on her book, “The Fortune Cookie Chronicles”, New York Times Metro reporter Jennifer 8. Lee dissects the longtime love affair between… Continue reading Cool Jewish Events: What’s with Jews and Chinese Food?
You’d be surprised how some conversations in Jewish circles start for Jews of color. Often, they don’t start with “Hi, what’s your name?” Instead, they start with “Hey, are you a convert?” even before the other person has introduced themselves. Usually, this question has substituted, “Hi! Hello! How are you?” The curiosity of the person… Continue reading A Video Response to "Where you from?"