http://www.metacafe.com/fplayer/1072809/a_chinese_jewish_wedding_in_jerusalem.swf A Chinese Jewish Wedding In Jerusalem – Click here for more home videos Wait, what, what does he mean he always wanted “one of those”? Oy vey. Mazel tov and…good luck!
Every once in a while, I get a letter from a non-Jewish woman who wants to convert to Judaism. She’s married to a Jewish guy and the more she learns about Judaism, the more she wants to be Jewish herself and raise a Jewish family. She thoroughly checks out all her options and decides she… Continue reading I want to convert, he doesn’t want me to
I don’t write about my Dad (“Papi”) as much as I write about my mother. My father hightailed it when I was 4. My younger sister was one. He came back after they were divorced and made me another sister. While my parents were still married, my father made me a half-sibling which I later… Continue reading Dreams of My Father
I went to an Orthodox Jewish wedding and what did I find in the midst of all that sushi and all that brisket? TOSTONES! TOSTONES! TOSTONES! I overdosed on them and smiled like the Cheshire cat.
Growing up, I thought obsessing about hair was a “Dominican thing.” Later, I found out it was also a “black thing.” And after converting to Judaism, I realized it was also a “Jewish thing.” I can remember back to a time when I looked forward to covering my hair. It was exciting. So much cooler… Continue reading The Rastafarian Beret & Other Adventures in Hair Covering
http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=6348282&server=vimeo.com&show_title=0&show_byline=0&show_portrait=0&color=ffffff&fullscreen=1 Okay, I really, really can’t get enough of these as you see. Parshat Ki Tavo from G-dcast.com More Torah cartoons at http://www.g-dcast.com
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
Here’s an oldie but goodie, an old hair piece revised for mass consumption. I’m hoping it will be picked up by a women’s magazines. Don’t mind your prayers over it! Thanks! Kinky Love My mother taught me to hate my hair. She learned this from her mother, who learned it from her mother before her.… Continue reading Kinky Love: Breaking with Family Tradition and Embracing Curly Hair
Hello, it’s me, the self-described worst guest in the world! And I’ve just had a long time friendship end over it. But this isn’t just the story of that loss or how I’ve come to expect the worst. As a recent convert, I’ve blogged before about how I’ve been inappropriate countless times at the Shabbos… Continue reading The Worst Guest in the World
Very excited about being published in my “adoptive” hometown of Los Angeles. As some of you know, I spent my entire summer there writing and figure drawing/painting while my husband interned at a local synagogue. Plus, we spend all the major holidays out there with my in-laws. Anyway, do check out the reprint of “My… Continue reading Putting on a multicultural wedding