A clip from Samson Koletkar‘s “Mahatma Moses Comedy Tour” recorded on Aug 11, 2010 at Rooster T Feathers Comedy Club in Sunnyvale, California. When I started attending a Sephardic/Mizrahi shul in Los Angeles and I mentioned to friends that a lot of the congregants were from as far as England, India, Iran, Burma, Iraq, Morocco,… Continue reading REALLY? WAIT, I GOTTA VALIDATE YOUR JUDAISM!
Everyone’s been telling me I need to check out this song but I didn’t get a chance until loyal fan, Debbie B. sent me a link. Check out India.Arie’s, “I Am Not My Hair.” Dare I say it…it’s pretty awesome! Ran into someone today from shul where I haven’t been going as much as I’d… Continue reading Another Hairy Day in Los Angeles
I know, I know, I still have to tell you how much I loved Limmud! But for a second, I have to rave about all the wonderful Jewish learning experiences I’ve had lately in Riverdale. I love classes. What I miss most about my time on the Upper East Side was the amazing wealth of… Continue reading "Do You" and Stuff-Part 1
After finishing “‘Invisible Disability’ Kids Are Being Left Out”, I cried. It wasn’t the first time I’d read a story like this, about Jewish children with disabilities being pushed to the margins of the community, but every time, I find my heart sags in my chest and all my issues as an adult with invisible… Continue reading Invisible Disabilities at the Synagogue
Read “Services Charges” and learn about how synagogues and their congregants are handling the economic downturn.
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Last week, the local paper, The Riverdale Press contacted me for an interview. Somehow, they had stumbled upon my blog. During the really-early-in-the-morning interview, I hoped that I wouldn’t embarrass myself too much. Mostly, I didn’t. Check out: “Blogger chronicles her Catholic past, Jewish present”
When someone came up to me today and asked me about fibromyalgia, I thought it was pretty fitting. After all, today is National Fibromyalgia Awareness day. Why is there such a day? Well, most people, unless they suffer from it or have loved ones who suffer from it, have never heard of fibromyalgia. Some doctors… Continue reading Pain, Pain, Go Away…
Twittering before, during, after the wedding:Going to a wedding today. Separate seating for men and women. Sheitels and fancy hats will abound. Will try not to wear a sack. 9:40 AM Mar 22nd from web My father-and sister-in-law are in town for the wedding and passed out on our couches. Because I am not social… Continue reading What I hate about being an Orthodox Jew OR How My Rastafarian Beret Came to Represent Rabbi Avi Weiss, HIR and YCT
http://d.yimg.com/static.video.yahoo.com/yep/YV_YEP.swf?ver=2.2.30 Hilly Gross at the 10th Anniversary of the LSS Beginners Service @ Yahoo! Video He has a very interesting perspective to share on the people that attend Beginners services at Lincoln Square synagogue. I think the same idea applies to all baalei teshuva and converts everywhere. Enjoy the jokes, they’re killer!