Pride by Liora Sophie

My pride is made of a million specks of shame I’ve shaken off my back over the years, A hundred girl-on-girl kisses under the blanket so no one would see, A trickle of my bleeding heart for e… Source: Pride by Liora Sophie

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Stand With Israel, Chances Are You Owe Us One

Being a university student means occasionally getting emails from the Dean's office. But how often do they say something like this: "Due to the security situation, students wishing to host relatives and friends from the South of Israel in their dormitories may file a request." Only in Israel would the Dean's Office give permission to … Continue reading Stand With Israel, Chances Are You Owe Us One

Let’s Talk About This: Keeping Kosher vs. Internet Bullying

First, two quick facts about me: I'm Jewish I keep Kosher These facts are important players in this story, which is partly about a Facebook post, but mostly about the horrendous politics of the Kashrut industry. (Kashrut = the state of being Kosher.) The following picture was posted on Facebook, along with a plea to … Continue reading Let’s Talk About This: Keeping Kosher vs. Internet Bullying

Mom, Dad, Couldn’t You Have Used A Better Picture?

So, is he really home? It seems so hard to believe. Only a few months ago we were watching so many protests which appeared to have no effect at all. Suddenly, out of nowhere, there's a deal for his release. Before we know it, there are photos of him hugging his family. How did that … Continue reading Mom, Dad, Couldn’t You Have Used A Better Picture?

Collins, Dr. Seuss, and the Mockingjay

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins My rating: 4 of 5 stars So, I've finally finished the Hunger Games trilogy. It was like riding a roller coaster. Once you get in, you're hooked until the end. You're stomach flips over but the rush of excitement is worth it. I was fully prepared to be disappointed by Mockingay. … Continue reading Collins, Dr. Seuss, and the Mockingjay