Judaism

BITTER ROOTS

I am named after an aunt I never met. In my version of Jewish family, you don’t name babies after living people. Only after those who have passed. This is not true in all Jewish families. It depends on where… Read More ›

99 New: Rumination

Originally posted on Red's Wrap:
Anti-Semitism isn’t just the stuff of white nationalist Neanderthals. Some of your best friends have anti-Semitic reflexes. Oh, your friends would never admit to this. They’re too intelligent, too socially conscious. They wouldn’t be…

THE MIKVEH

In 1980, I got married. In Israel. Israel is a funny country. A democracy and also, a theocracy. Family matters fall under religious courts, including marriage. To get married in Israel, you have to be Jewish, Christian, or Muslim. If… Read More ›