I’m exhausted and it’s only February. 2017 has already proved overwhelming. Between Trump protests, carrying around a cardboard cut-out of Hillary Clinton, marches, online debates, and school work, I’ve had little time to post…although I have been keeping up with Shiksa-ism’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter presence (so follow me already!). Continue reading “Community”
I ordered a life-size cardboard cut-out of Hillary Clinton. This should be an indicator that the last few weeks have been rough but a possible new Instagram account is being created. Continue reading “I Ordered a…”
“So let me clarify your stance; you want to burn down the homes of ALL Muslims in the United States in order to encourage them to spy on neighbors that may or may not have been radicalized?” I took another hit from my hookah. Perhaps I had heard this twentysomething incorrectly. I repeated my question.
Sigh. Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) crashed a march/rally/protest intended for issues happening at the City University of New York system and used it as a platform to shout a lot of anti-semitic bull sh-t. This took place outside of my beloved Hunter College last week.
Disclaimer: I don’t want Shiksa-ism to take a solid politic stance…I want it to be a political safe space for people of all opinions to engage each other in respectful debate…not to mention that I am still figuring out my views.
Mr. Bibi Netanyahu does not speak for all of Israel or all Jews.
While living in Israel over the past few months I learned to take my opinion of Middle Eastern politics down a notch. I don’t know enough, I don’t live in Israel (or a surrounding nation) most policies don’t effect my life and things are…complicated. Continue reading “Bibi-and-Me-nomics”
Just musings today…not necessarily full fleshed out thoughts. so…keep this in mind.
Have Americans Jews Disneyfied Israel?
I put that question out there today because some days I think this to be true. Everywhere I turn I see the imprint Americans have left here via their organizations, private donations etc.and it makes me proud but a tad bit curious as to why we at least in New York City (my “Jewdom”) paint Israel as this utopian society that we as Jews should RUN not walk to make aliyah. Continue reading “Disneyrael”
Prior to the start of my conversion to Judaism, I never gave much thought about Israel asides from it being a place of great Biblical importance and a place where bombings seem to be common place. Continue reading “Yom Ha’atzmaut”