it’s an unsafe time to be unapologetically jewish, but let’s be real when was the last time it was safe
I’ve taken a hiatus from Tumblr lately (and social media in general, but especially Tumblr) because I don’t want to start hating my online friends for their anti-semitism.
אני רק רוצה לדבר עם החברים היהודים שלי אבל אני לא מדבר עברית טוב…
דברו על החתולים ואוכל…?
I’m sorry but I have to call out the anti-semitism in anti-zionist discourse.
"Judeo-nazis"… how fucking dare you.
Talking about “real jews” and how they oppose Israel… how fucking dare you.
Subtly implying the media is controlled by the “jews”… how fucking dare you.
These are all things I’ve seen reblogged by my comrades recently.
I walk out into the rain and wonder how to love this. How to find a place in these uncomfortable groups, in this tradition which has no mention of me. How can I love Yiddish, a language in which the only word I can find that possibly refers to trans people is ‘timtum’ - which comes from the word for ‘stupid’ or ‘ineffectual.’ I wonder how to hold my cheek to these cracked shards and still love what hurts me, what has erased and denies me. I know Judaism itself is a model. It maintains a faith in all that is, despite the Jewish experience of extreme anti-Semitism and genocide. I think this is about a commitment to survival. Judaism presents this example: that at our most inspired we choose to honor the holiness of this world. We choose to live fully, which requires a faith in the potential for improvement of this world.
I walk down the Broadway Bridge in the pelting rain. My insides hurt with the void that should be family, community. I chant kadosh kadosh kadosh. This world hurts and it is holy.
Umm is that white guy in the Fiat commercial with the Diddy mirage wearing a keffiyeh at one point?
That shit is wrong. Wow.
Like, I try to use apple cider vinegar to embrace my whiteness and the hipster/hippie vegetarian lifestyle I’m trying to maintain, but holy fuck this shit reeks. The only way to make it not terrible is to cook this crazy delicious salad dressing that calls for a quarter cup of brown sugar.
WAY TO MAKE IT NOT HEALTHY