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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

Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism · television

The Big Bang Theory & Judaism

More than once, a friend has confused me for someone who believes in Creationism. They see me as an Orthodox Jew and therefore, as a “fundamentalist” and so, of course, they figure I must believe in Creationism like some of the Christians they’ve heard of and fear. As non-Jews or even secular Jews, they can’t… Continue reading The Big Bang Theory & Judaism

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?

books and reading · Hispanics/Latinos · television

Joker before Heath Ledger

Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore My rating: 5 of 5 stars One of the most twisted, shocking, disturbing graphic novels I’ve ever read. But haunting, thought-provoking and stunning nonetheless. A side of the Joker few have ever seen and many won’t want to see. Oh and Batman rocks as much as ever. This… Continue reading Joker before Heath Ledger

hair · television

Sesame Street Says "I love my hair!"

Oh the years of heartache I could have saved myself if I had seen this video as a child!

culture/multiculturalism · Hispanics/Latinos · Jesus · jews of color · Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism · religion · television

TV That Looks Like ME!

The new Mr. and Mrs. Smith-like TV show, Undercovers follows a black couple getting back into the CIA spy game after retiring five years earlier to have “a normal life” and run a catering business. I can’t remember the last time I saw a show on Network TV that had not one but two people… Continue reading TV That Looks Like ME!

jews of color · Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism · television

I didn’t know you were Jewish!

Should be sleeping but instead rewatching episode 1 of Dexter Season 1 while juggling any and every task that can be completed late at night around the house…which is quite a lot of them, you’d be surprised! In episode 1, Sgt. James Doakes, an African-American police detective who later uncovers that Dexter (who has always… Continue reading I didn’t know you were Jewish!

hair · jews of color · Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism · television

Watch me on the Jewish Channel!

Been meaning to post this for a while! You can now watch the entire Jewish Channel episode of “Jews of color” for free on You Tube. Watch me along with an unbelievable cast of other Jews of color, including social worker and moderator Joel Sanchez, rapper/writer/blogger Yitz “Y-Love” Jordan, founder of Ayecha and my mentor… Continue reading Watch me on the Jewish Channel!

Hispanics/Latinos · jews of color · Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism · television

Jewtina on Parenthood

The latest show I’ve added to my Hulu queue is “Parenthood” and when I caught that one of the actress’s names was Sarah Ramos, I decided to do some sleuthing. No surprise, with a name like Sarah Ramos that the actress is a Jewish Latina raised in Los Angeles! Freddie Prinze, Jr. plus Sarah Michelle… Continue reading Jewtina on Parenthood

Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism · rabbi · television


A little girl in Israel I met during the conversion process emailed me this week to ask me if I’ve ever met anyone famous living in New York. In Israel, we used to walk to Blockbuster together and then watch films together. During our movie fast around The Three Weeks, we commiserated together over our… Continue reading BIG CITY MOVIE STAR MADNESS