To the invaluable human soul behind the screen reading my words, I want to talk to you about this week. Sunday the semester starts, and that's not enough time to recover from the emotional impact of this week's events. It's not fair. Yesterday, a crazy person killed a baby with a car. Today, both Jews … Continue reading To You, With Love From A Fellow Human
Domestic violence affects everyone. Whether you are the victim, the perpetrator, the victim or perpetrator's child, relative, friend, coworker, neighbor...you're affected. This is not somebody else's problem. It's not something which isn't your business. And don't think that just because it's a huge probelm that somehow means one person can't make a difference. Check out … Continue reading Be A Good Bystander. You’re Not Exempt From Fighting Violence.
You know those grumpy old men who order you around like they own the world? I encountered one of them today, followed by two gentlemen who totally made up for his royal grumpiness. All within the space of half an hour, I went from being on the verge of tears to truly believing that peace … Continue reading Three Tiny Moments
Do you ever find yourself walking down the street on an ordinary day, and experience a stranger purposely avert their eyes from you as you walk by them? * A little background for those unfamiliar with the phenomenon: In ultra-religious Judaism there are strict rules about separation of men and women. There are many reasons … Continue reading The Jewish Woman’s Cloak of Invisibility
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