MyJewishLearning.com is a fantastic site for converts. It’s got blogs, resources, references, all kinds of stuff to help us gerim get into the swing of things in our new chosen community.
12 Tamuz 5774
A recent blog post asks: “What’s YOUR Jewish&“? This post is a simple list of people’s responses – “I’m Jewish AND (&)…” So I thought I’d just do that here for fun. (Be aware: there’s a LOT of “&” for me.)
… Scots-Irish, German, French, English, Welsh, Hungarian and Dutch.
… raised Catholic.
… a parent of two non-Jewish kids.
… a teacher.
… a scholar.
… fat. (Yes, this is an important one for me.)
Now let’s get into some of the other stuff that MJL might not have considered. I’m also Jew-ish&…
… angry about what’s going on in Israel and the Gaza strip.
… disappointed at the state of education in the United States for many reasons.
… tired of people othering everyone. For example, on a comment on the Josh Gad interview on Kveller the other day, someone just had to self-righteously say that Gad, a descendant of Shoah survivors and the parent of two children who are being raised interfaith with his Catholic wife, is a “tragic outcome” of the American melting pot. I happen to think that’s a bigoted opinion and that it qualifies as lashon hara. (Shame on you, Pinchos Woolstone.)
… sick to death of violence, hate, bigotry, and stupidity.
… hopeful that things can change for the better.
… determined to make them so.
So what’s YOUR Jewish&?