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2:31pm July 23, 2014

saltdragon:

"Denounce the killing of Palestinian children, renounce Zionism, and then I will consider your concerns about the threats and violence leveled against Diaspora Jews" is code for "I don’t value Jewish life." Someone who makes these demands is simply not someone you can speak with.

2:31pm July 23, 2014

saltdragon:

If you feel compelled to make Diaspora Jews pass a political purity test before you can find the energy to care about violence against us, our families, our children(!), not only are your politics bankrupt, you are morally bankrupt. Do something about your moral deficiency and maybe then we can talk. If you need explanations, maybe then it will be worth it to us to give them.

2:44am June 16, 2014

makhshayfe:

Map of the US

2:01am June 16, 2014

one of the babies was wound up and wouldn’t sleep. His mamma and papa were getting frustrated so i took him and 10 mins latter he’s out like a light.

*lets a band of light fall over his eyes*

Ve old people haf powers you dare not imagine

11:07pm June 15, 2014

A song of assimilation

My tumblr-grandchild asked for us to sing her songs of the ache and pain and troubles of assimilation. So I put mine here for the world to see and hear.

*lifts his voice in song*

Out, out to the wide, clean open land

Rolling, tumbling like the strange moving bushes

Cattle before and behind, no goats now, no chickens to pen

Cowboy hats replace Kippah boy hats

Old names go now come new names 

Give me land lots of land under starry skies above

Don’t fence me in, don’t wall me in, don’t lock the gate on me at night

Out here free but alone who will marry Aunt Ester and Ruth

Tzitzit under overalls, inside blue jeans, but they were made by a Levite!

My grandfather had no shawl, no siddur, word to mouth but we were free

Free out under western stars, with the scorpions and the cactus

Free with the cattle and the sagebrush Moses still haunting the mesquite thicket

So sunburned and weathered and ground down and up no longer like our brothers and sisters 

Lost in plain sight among the coyote howls, hidden by nothing but the denim worn soft and the boots worn hard

But not free here for they still smell the other blood and they hate it like hell

So get over there with the others we hate you all aint us and dinner is late

mind your mouth boy or a rope for you so prayer real soft or we’ll do you too

So now I’m a laugh and a guffaw a joke to those here and my own from afar

But we rode the wild prairie my old man and me and his old man and his came to see

Cowboys they call us and some say a shame but I don’t give a damn

I’m a Jew all the same. 

10:57pm June 15, 2014

glintglimmergleam:

In future writing I hope to continue to explore the varying themes of assimilation:

doing so in fear, doing so in hope, in defiance

particularly defiance — what it means to say “fuck these old country traditions, fuck our broke-ass outsider lives, I’ma get me some of those native citizen dreams, i’ma be on top soon you’ll see”, what it means to attain those dreams, (what it means to fail), what it does to your relationships with those left behind

what it does to your kids

zion doesn’t love you

babylon don’t love you

so why love anything?

*lifts his voice in song*

Out, out to the wide, clean open land

Rolling, tumbling like the strange moving bushes

Cattle before and behind, no goats now, no chickens to pen

Cowboy hats replace Kippah boy hats

Old names go now come new names 

Give me land lots of land under starry skies above

Don’t fence me in, don’t wall me in, don’t lock the gate on me at night

Out here free but alone who will marry Aunt Ester and Ruth

Tzitzit under overalls, inside blue jeans, but they were made by a Levite!

My grandfather had no shawl, no siddur, word to mouth but we were free

Free out under western stars, with the scorpions and the cactus

Free with the cattle and the sagebrush Moses still haunting the mesquite thicket

So sunburned and weathered and ground down and up no longer like our brothers and sisters 

Lost in plain sight among the coyote howls, hidden by nothing but the denim worn soft and the boots worn hard

But not free here for they still smell the other blood and they hate it like hell

So get over there with the others we hate you all aint us and dinner is late

mind your mouth boy or a rope for you so prayer real soft or we’ll do you too

So now I’m a laugh and a guffaw a joke to those here and my own from afar

But we rode the wild prairie my old man and me and his old man and his came to see

Cowboys they call us and some say a shame but I don’t give a damn

I’m a Jew all the same. 

11:32pm June 8, 2014

cephalopod-demigod:

Ecclesia and Synagoga at Notre Dame

For everyone who thinks all those statues on Gothic churches are just meaningless decoration, I present to you Ecclesia and Synagoga, i.e. the roots of European anti-Semitism.  These two figures stand on either side of the central portal of the cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris.

Ecclesia (left) stands proudly upright, representing the victorious Church. She carries the chalice of the Eucharist and a staff tipped with a cross.  Synagoga, blindfolded, leans on a cane as the Tablets of the Law slip from her grasp.  Her fallen crown rests beside her feet; across her back she carries a broken spear.

The two sculptures paint a picture of the Jews as a once-great people who have fallen into depravity and are no longer able to see the truth.  They have a place in medieval society, but it is an inferior one, serving as a foil to the greater glory of Christendom.  This ties into a lot of other medieval ideas about the “necessary evil” status of Jews who worked as moneylenders and tax collectors (jobs which were forbidden to Christians at the time).

1:07am June 5, 2014

bbshipper:

sandandglass:

Fox News being racist and xenophobic as fuck.

I mean, I just …..

6:26pm June 3, 2014

readerwriterdancer:

i’m telling you right now

if you are queer and not jewish, it is absolutely your responsibility to stand up when you see queer people being being antisemitic and talking about “archaic biblical laws” or whatever

if you are jewish and not queer, it is absolutely your responsibility to stand up when you see jews being homophobic and using the bible as an excuse

queer jews are already faced with homophobia and antisemitism from communities that are not ours, we shouldn’t have to be defending ourselves within our own communities as well.

12:34am June 3, 2014

“If somebody is investing time, resources, and energy into convincing you of your own worthlessness, that same somebody has revealed to you that they have a lot to lose if you don’t believe them. They’re protecting their own loss of power. Which means they perceive you as somebody who can take that power away. If somebody is putting in the work to knock you down, it’s because they’ve got something to fear about you if you’re standing up.”

— Harriet J., “On Interpersonal Badness (You Are Worthless, Let’s Be Friends)” (x)
10:58pm June 2, 2014
Anonymous asked: *hugs* I am sorry people are being such assholes towards you.

Thank you *hugs* It’s not ok, but I’m a tough old root who’s been to this rodeo a few times… Aint my first time won’t be my last… but till they lay me out on the cooling board I will never stop fighting to stop this kind of bullshit not against me but against any of us it’s nonsense and it’s destructive.

Thank you again for the caring it  makes a difference, honestly.

10:31pm June 2, 2014
  1. a-sefardita said: what happened? it seems like tonight is not our night.

Long story short I have some piss ant yanking my chain about first racial identity, and then when swatted down on that about Jewish identity. Lets sum it up as this “You’re a white-white-whitey close your mouth about poc and poc’s situation/s” “Oh you’re not as lily white as I thought, well you can’t be a real Jew then so shut your mouth about Jewish issues” 

No we are not having a good evening my friend.

10:15pm June 2, 2014

I mean really? Tellin me who I am?! Who tha fuck do you even think -you- are? You don’t know my blood, or my past, or my people. Don’t you think you know everything about me because I happen to look like my Daddy! You ignorant rat. Now turn it around and tell me I’m not Jewish eh? Any side of the damn street for you huh? 

9:18pm June 2, 2014

*slowly drums his fingers*

Ok… here’s the deal. I don’t want to get into why I feel the need, and I shouldn’t but I’m rilled, to do this but I am going to do this.

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Mother!!!!

I would appreciate it if you, and you know who are, jackasses could stop thinking you know everything about a person, who they are, where they come from and who their people are.. Read me jack!? Now go take a long walk off a short damn pier, ya son of a bitch… Dig?!?

6:04pm May 27, 2014
the-forward-observer:

rainbowclutter:

These are the victims of the May 23, 2014 Isla Vista, CA killings. They’ll receive too little face time for their loss.

Agreed, let’s not forget, we pray for them.

the-forward-observer:

rainbowclutter:

These are the victims of the May 23, 2014 Isla Vista, CA killings. They’ll receive too little face time for their loss.

Agreed, let’s not forget, we pray for them.

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