I am not an immigrant or child of an immigrant; my great-great-grandparents are the ones who brought my family to America, but I thought it would be interesting to see how my cultural experience compares to those who are immigrants or immigrant children.
Of course, there is the typical stereotype that Jewish people have big noses. I’ve heard people comment that someone doesn’t “look Jewish” because their nose isn’t as prominent. Just because someone doesn’t fit the stereotype doesn’t mean their identification is any less true or important.
Food tends to be a big part of Jewish culture. I don’t know if this is true for others, but in my family we have a joke that goes: “They tried to kill us, we won, we ate”. This is pretty much used to sum up every Jewish holiday because the holidays tend to revolve around the Jewish people overcoming an obstacle or celebrating a victory. Some of my personal favorite foods from my culture are latkes, sufganyot (jelly donuts), matzah ball soup, and falafel. On the holidays, my extended family gathers and provides a feast. Some of my childhood memories are of my mom making homemade latkes and my dad and I eating all of them before anyone else could get to them. I also have memories of my great-aunt spooning me bowls of matzah ball soup to hand out to family and of my grandma bringing us lots of kosher for passover foods.
There’s not much to tell since my family is very Americanized. No one in my family is a immigrant or immigrant child, so there are no stories of that kind to tell. My mother will tell the story though of how when she went to college, some of her roommates had never seen any Jews and thought she’d have horns, because that’s how they were raised. My grandma and grandpa were both born in 1938, so they have vague memories of the Holocaust.
In my family, we don’t celebrate any of the minor holidays. We only celebrate holidays such as Passover, Chanukah, Rosh Hashanah, etcetera. On the holidays, most of my extended family gathers at my family’s house. Together we provide a feast of foods like brisket, meatballs, potatoes, latkes, and more. We all chat and tell stories and eat a lot of food. Our families don’t go to temple all together, as most of my family lives out of state and doesn’t belong to our synagogue. I remember enjoying services when I was younger because my parents would allow me to bring books to read because we attended the adult service, and not the kid service. I remember dreading services after my parents stopped letting me bring books because in my mind, they were very boring and dragged on forever. Now, I get a little bored, but my rabbi tells interesting stories and makes a few jokes to keep us entertained.
Being Jewish hasn’t really affected any of my relationships. All of my extended family is at least ½-Jewish, so they all understand at least some of the culture and traditions. My town has a high Jewish population, so I’ve never felt out of place because of my religion. My middle schools were dotted with bar and bat mitzvahs, which got repetitive after awhile, but it was still nice to see my non-Jewish friends participating in prayers and songs.
Growing up, my parents sent my brothers and I to Hebrew School at our temple. My town has two main temples, so our classes were pretty small. I’m sad to say that while I do know the Hebrew Alphabet and can read fairly fluently, I don’t know the meaning of the words. My Hebrew School also didn’t teach us to read without vowels (most Hebrew is written without them), so when my family traveled to Israel we had difficulty reading signs and directions.
It annoys me when people assume I’m Kosher just because I’m Jewish. It also generally annoys me when people mock my traditions or are just plain ignorant about them. Just because they don’t know about my religion doesn’t give them the right to make fun of it. Ignorance is not an excuse.
This was actually more than a micro-aggression to me, but an acquaintance and I were having a friendly insult battle, and they referred to me as a “terrorist” just because my ancestors are from the Middle East. At the time, I laughed it off, because though it’s a terrible thing to say I know my friend didn’t know what she was implying (which of course doesn’t make it right). But months later, I still find myself thinking about that comment. I don’t make fun of my friend for her Albanian and Greek culture, and yet she referred me to in such a negative way without even realizing the magnitude of what she was saying.
Things I’d like to see less of
I’d like to see less of people caring about others’ religions. This doesn’t mean you should be ignorant about them, but I hate seeing religion cause rifts between people. Just because people believe something else than you doesn’t mean they’re wrong.
Things I’d like to see more of
I’d like to see more people having awareness/knowledge about other people’s religions. Most people only know about their own religion and don’t know anything about other religions. I’d also like to see more of schools discussing the Holocaust and other major events that revolve around religion. I don’t know if this is true for other schools, but in my school we never talked about the Holocaust. Most of my friends only know that it was something involving the deaths of many Jews and it was caused by Hitler, but that’s all they know. They don’t know about the atrocities committed or the lingering affects; the Diary of Anne Frank and all of the people who were killed just because of their belief.
Tropes/Stereotypes I’m tired of seeing.
I’m tired of people picturing Jews and only envisioning Orthodox Jews. People think Jew, and they picture a man wearing a tallis and a yamaka/kippah who keeps Kosher and has a prominent nose. Everyone assumes that we all are this religious when whether or not you celebrate the Sabbath and wear religious clothing doesn’t determine your Jewishness. I’m tired of Israel being just thought of as a conflict zone, when if you go there you’ll discover an amazing, rich culture and history. I’m tired of people being ignorant of our struggles and conflicts throughout history
Le Mafrum, ou Mafroum, est une recette traditionnelle tunisienne que l'on mange généralement le vendredi soir lors du repas de Shabbat. N'étant pas spécialement tunisienne je l'ai toujours mangé chez des amis, mais sans jamais me lancer dans sa préparation ! Et pourtant c'est tellement bon que cette fois-ci je n'ai pas résisté !
3 grosses pommes de terre
600 grande de viande hachée
100 g de farine
1 bouquet de persil
1 bouquet de coriandre
1 CS de cumin en poudre
1 CS de ras El hanout
1 pincée de cannelle
Huile de friture
Pour la sauce
400 g de coulis de tomates
300 g d'eau
1 CS de harissa
1 CS de cumin en poudre
1 CS de ras El hanout
1 pincée de sucre en poudre
1 CS d’huile d’olive
Commencer par preparer la sauce: faites revenir l’oignon emince dans l’huile d’olive puis ajoutez les epices et le coulis de tomates. Laissez mijoter 5 minutes et ajoutez l’eau. Gardez au chaud a couvert le temps de preparer les boulettes.
Melangez la viande hachee avec persil et coriandre haches, les epices et l’oignon emince tres finement.
Epluchez les pommes de terre, puis coupez les en tranches assez epaisses. Prenez chaque tranche et incisez la dans l’epaisseur sur les 2/3, afin de creer une ouverture suffisamment large pour y inserer la viande. Prenez une petite boule de farce de viande, et inserez la en poussant un peu jusqu’a ce qu’elle adhere bien a l’interieur de la pomme de terre.
Trempez la boulette dans de l’oeuf battu puis la farine, et faites frire jusqu’a obtenir une jolie coloration.
Placez ensuite les boulettes dans la sauce, et laissez mijoter a feu moyen encore 1 petite heure.
Servez avec de la coriandre fraiche et de la semoule assez fine.
I shared pics of my grandma’s blessing bread last year during the Autumn Equinox and meant to publish the recipe too…just procrastinated awhile.
Here it is!
It’s a super simple no-hand knead bread!
In my family Pagan tradition growing up, the term “blessing” was interchangeable with “cleansing” and that’s the purpose of this bread- it’s meant to bless/cleanse yourself before a ritual or when you think you’re hanging onto too much negative energy! Think a deeper purification than a bath- since you’re gonna eat it!
Important magical aspects of this recipe: -The cast iron skillet itself: iron is good for warding off negative energy and entities. You could make this bread in the oven instead, but keep in mind it’ll be a little less potent (but I understand not everyone has a cast iron skillet large/deep enough for a round of bread!) -rosemary: a classic herb in witchcraft for purification and cleansing. -garlic: for protection (and flavor- my grandma fucking loved garlic in pretty much everything) -sea salt: also for purification and cleansing
The bread itself is meant to be pretty basic because my grandmother thought that would promote the cleansing ability of the three correspondences, but do feel free to slather it in butter or toast some cheese on slices if you like that!
Ingredients: -1 package dry yeast (I used those easy quick-rise packets because I don’t make bread constantly enough to have a bunch of yeast on hand) -2 cups warm water (test with the inside of your wrist- if it’s too hot or cold for you, it’s too hot for your yeast! Yeast is a precious baby and must be treated gently!) -1 tsp sugar (also known as “yeast-food”!) -½ tbsp kosher salt -4⅓ cups flour -¼-½ tsp garlic salt -dried rosemary (topping) -sea salt (topping)
Directions: 1.) In a standup mixer (or in a large bowl), combine the packet of yeast, warm water, and bit o’ sugar. Let that yeast hang out in that bath for a bit and eat that yummy sugar until it starts foaming. This is happy yeast. Happy yeast makes happy bread. 2.) In a large bowl, sift together the salt and flour. Now add it to the yeasty water little bits at a time. You can use a dough hook attachment on your mixer or just a tough spoon (wooden is my fav). Be careful to add that flour slowly!
3.) After it’s all combined, cover the dough with a cloth and let it rise for about an hour. You can slip it into a larger bowl of warm water to help it rise if your kitchen is a bit chilly! 4.) Grease the skillet and gently put that delicate dough into it, shaping it to fit (you can use two or three skillets/batches if needed). Cover and let rise for another 30-ish minutes. 5.) Spread some olive oil over the top of the dough and sprinkle with the garlic salt, dried rosemary, and some sea salt if desired (you can skip this if you’re trying to go lower sodium, there’s plenty of salt in the bread and garlic salt to get the benefits!).
6.) Bake at 400 degree oven, in the skillet, for 16-18 minutes or until the top is a golden brown color. I let mine cool in the oven as well (i.e. turn the oven off and leave the skillet in until it’s cool enough to remove without an oven mitt). 7.) Enjoy! Visualize that cleansing energy as you eat it! It’s great for pre or post rituals and offerings!
Excuse me but can Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman please get a Jewish girlfriend.
Like very openly Jewish girlfriend who goes to synagogue for Shabbat Services every week, who keeps kosher, who debates Torah and leads a Torah study group at her synagogue.
Maybe she even is a teacher at a Jewish school. (middle or high school age)
And she and Diana will be walking hand and hand and all her students will come up to her and be like Morah so and so hi.
Jewish girlfriend with Jewish name like the sounds goyim always got trouble pronouncing.
Also like short girlfriend who gets very impassioned about Jewish history and will like just be going on about it.
And Diana got that emoji with heart eyes look.
Like Jewish girlfriend who shows Diana how to find hecsher on food and Diana will speak hebrew with her.
And they have Shabbat meals.
Jewish girlfriend where we take the stereotypes of Jewish women and spin it so it is seen as a strength and positive.
Jewish girlfriend who like hey why don’t you invite your friends from justice league over for Passover Seder.
And on Purim Diane dressup with her gf and gf is wonder woman for Purim and they crack up bc like inside joke.
And all the jewish grandma are like nu so when is the wedding
And Diana got to go somewhere for like justice league business or something so the gf is like here take some food just in case and like its a suitcase of food.
and Girlfriend is like hey lets go visit your family and like packs food bc idk diana do you have kosher food on the island
also like yes im brining my first aid kit i don’t care if you all are good at healing what if chas v'shalom something happens it is better to be prepared
also i’m not great at healing so there is that
“Diana I just saw your fight on tv and are you ok do you need anything, are you hurt or you hungry, i’m gonna make some matzah ball soup either way and there is some roast leftover from shabbat. is there anything you want me to make. you know what i’m just gonna cook a few things just in case and what you don’t eat we can freeze or you can take back with you.
like that batman he looks like he could use a home cooked meal what with the frowning all the time and the flash he is too skinny so i’ll make some stuff for you to bring him because he needs a little meat on those bones”
basically lets give wonder woman a Jewish girlfriend please and thanks
A catholic girl in the same college program as I am told me, seeming very proud of herself, that she was keeping kosher for lent because it was "sacrifice" for her. Am I right in being offended by this? On one hand I feel like I'm overreacting, and on the other I feel like it's appropriative and disrespectful- but I'm not sure how to explain it to her
Without knowing hilchot kashrut (and being Jewish), she’s not keeping kosher, regardless of what she says or thinks. Unless, of course, she’s getting all of her meals catered from a reputable kosher caterer and/or only eating packaged kosher stuff, maybe some raw fruits and veggies (all checked really well; if no proper check is done then forget about it — and since she doesn’t know the laws, she won’t be able to do it properly, so better skip it altogether), using only disposable cutlery, cups, and plates. In which case it IS indeed a sacrifice because it’ll be incredibly expensive AND very unhealthy (if she’s surviving off of packaged snacks and other sorts of packaged junk food), not to mention unsustainable / bad for the environment. But chances are she’s not doing that, and is actually eating treif.
Whether it’s appropriative or not, it depends on your perspective. One of the Noahide Laws it’s not to eat the limb torn from a live animal. Some people understand that to be a commandment to eat “kosher”-style. I’m not super acquainted with the 7 Noahide Laws to further develop this idea, but this could be a question to a Rabbi for an in-depth explanation or refutation. Buying kosher meat seems to fulfill this commandment to non-Jews. But when she prepares it, it won’t be kosher anymore — all food prepared by her will be treif save in very specific circumstances. For example, a non-Jewish cook working at a kosher restaurant, under the supervision of a mashgiach — the dishes and facilities are kosher and since an observant Jew will be the one lighting the fire and overseeing the operations, then most (except for some Sephardim) will consider that to be acceptable. It’s much, much more complex than a non-Jew deciding that they’ll call their food “kosher” for whatever reason it may be.
On the other hand, she’s playing pretend, and that can be pretty upsetting to a number of people. She’s conveniently taking something from someone else’s culture/religion and claiming for herself when she feels like it, but when her holiday is over so will be her fake “kashrut”. Those who actually keep kosher live with it year-round and it’s not always easy. Depending on where you are, the difficulties may be enormous. I live in one of the most densely populated Jewish areas and I still have some difficult times (socially, for example). Inside of my bubble, everything is fine — expensive, but fine. But I work and study in a non-Jewish environment, which means that if I don’t bring my own food I won’t have anything for the entire day even though my city is known for its restaurants (except that there’s virtually nothing kosher outside of the Jewish areas). A lot of events that I’m either required to attend or would be good for me to attend revolve around food. Non-kosher food. Except for one time that one of the executives (Jewish, formerly religious) brought me a kosher shawarma from the other side of the town, there’s never anything that I can have. A can of soda, at most. Or some water. I have tried bringing my own food to such events, only to be scorned and called an “extremist”. And that’s one of the key aspects of appropriation: conveniently taking something because it’s ~edgy or whatever, while people who actually live it are derided for doing so.
How you should approach this or what conclusion you’ll reach is not something that I (or anyone else) can decide for you.
So, I used to work in a college dining hall, specifically the Kosher Kitchen, where kosher food was made and served for the college’s kosher-keeping Jewish population (which, after my student supervisor graduated my freshman year, consisted of literally just me).
Anyways, in my third year, the Powers That Be decided that each section of the dining hall needed customer reviews. So they distributed little review forms to each kitchen and told us to put them out next to the displays or wherever and tell students to fill them out. Since we didn’t really have the space right up front, we wound up sticking ours a little to the side, on an end-table-looking thing.
We pretty consistently got 8s and 9s and 10s on the 1-10 rating scale, and nice compliments in the comments section. Our chef was really good at his job (the cornish hens were amazing), and I am a friendly and memorable person (seriously, people who have met me once will recognize me a year later).
My favorite review was the one that gave us like a 3 or a 5, I don’t remember. It must’ve been while I was taking a bathroom break and my supervisor took over (because we were horrifically short-staffed and my coworker was in the middle of something else that she couldn’t stop doing). The comment section read: “Food was good, but I don’t like the angry little man with the beard.” or something to that effect.
My coworker and I swore to never tell our supervisor, because he is indeed A) short, B) has a beard, and C) horribly anxiety-ridden and terrified of screwing up or making a bad impression. We hid it at the bottom of the stack and made sure he never found it. It was still funny.
Also, that same coworker and I were frequently described as “dinner and a show” because we would get into these theatrical debates and discussions with each other and the guests. One time we sent three people into a fit of giggles because of a two-week-old argument over whether the new disposable gloves were purple or blue. A bunch of our regulars wound up taking sides. We ended up compromising and calling it indigo.
Also, another funny story: On Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, one of the traditional foods is fish heads (“Rosh” means “head”; it’s basically a pun). Anyways, nobody I know actually eats them, but my supervisor insisted on putting out a pair of them on the cold table every year. One day, while my coworker and I were at the front after just finishing with the dinner rush, our supervisor greets us from behind using muppet voices. We turn around and he’s got the fish heads on his hands like sock puppets. I laughed so hard I lost my balance and knocked into the steam table. My coworker gagged and fled, because it turns out she hates the smell of fish. Whoops.
My supervisor also really liked Allen Sherman, a Jewish parody singer from the 50’s. This is pretty obscure, obviously, so he was delighted to discover I had been raised on Allen Sherman. We used to sing the songs together during close and cleanup. We rarely made it to the end of a song without interrupting each other to argue over the lyrics or to discuss a reference. It was a lot of fun.
A more flattering photo of my spicy cheesy pork rind shrimp! I think the only thing keeping this recipe from being perfected is that I keep eyeballing my measurements instead of making things exact, which makes sharing it a little difficult. But for those curious, here’s how to make them sans measurements.
Thaw chosen amount of pre-cooked cocktail shrimp (not raw)
In a plastic bag, crush a few large handfuls of rinds into fine crumbs (I use Chifles original smokehouse chicharonnes, recommend this)
Mix the crumbs together with about ½ cup fine grated parmesan (I just use the Kraft stuff)
Add into the breading oregano, basil, cayenne pepper, chili powder, and garlic powder. This is what I tend to eyeball the most, a few shakes of each.
Put olive oil in a separate bowl and dip the shrimp in the olive oil, then coat the shrimp in the breading. Lay them out flat on a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Top all the shrimp with grated cheese (sharp cheddar is what I use)
Bake at 350f for 15 minutes
Give yourself a stomach ache from eating too many shrimp
They’ve been a hit in my home, I hope other people try them! The breading can also be used for chicken. Maybe I’ll get fancy and try it with calamari.
Like the other stuff I’ve been posting, this is low carb, gluten free, sugar free, etc.
Biblical evidence for St. Peter being the first pope.
+Among the Twelve Apostles, Peter’s name is mentioned the most, being 195 times in New Testament, while the next one, St. John, is mentioned 29 times.
+Whenever the apostles are all listed by name as a group, Peter’s name is always mentioned first, while Judas, the Lord’s betrayer, is always mentioned last.
+There are times when the apostles aren’t called by names but instead we see phrases like “Peter and the others,” which indicates that Simon Peter represented the college of apostles.
+Matthew 16: 18-19
+Jesus called Peter to come out of the boat and walk on water (Matt. 14: 25-33)
+Jesus Christ preached to the crowds from Simon Peter’s fishing boat.
+St. John waited for St. Peter to enter the empty tomb of Christ (John 20:6)
+St. Peter preaches the first post-Pentecost sermon
+St. Peter performed the first miracle (Acts 3:1-10)
+God delivers revelation to Peter that Gentiles could now enter the Church without the need to observe Jewish Kosher food laws, and this teaching Peter made binding on the whole Church at the Council of Jerusalem in Acts 15.
+St. Paul checked in with St. Peter before starting his public ministry.
Here, have some Jewish Holts (+ autistic Pidge) headcanons from the Voltron AU I’ve been writing (though most of these work on canon universe, too). I haven’t managed to explore these much in the actual narrative, yet, but I wanna talk about them so here they are:
The entire Holt family is Jewish, but they’re not a super religious family. They mostly just celebrate major holidays + Hanukkah.
Of the siblings, Matt is marginally more spiritual, but Pidge is way more into Jewish cultural traditions.
Matt makes a lot of jokes about “putting the ish in Jewish” and proudly refers to himself as a “lazy but sincere Jew.” But when the going gets tough, his faith is a big comfort to him.
Pidge is more-or-less agnostic, but you can pry her Jewish cultural traditions from her cold dead hands.
The family keeps Kosher during holidays (most notably Passover) but they don’t really bother the rest of the year.
Except Pidge. Pidge decided at some point that she’s going to keep Kosher all the time because it just doesn’t make sense to follow a rule only part of the time. (See also: Pidge is totally autistic.)
That being said, Pidge is never about blindly following rules, religious or otherwise. If there’s one thing her family’s faith has taught her, it’s “question everything.”
Although Matt doesn’t generally keep Kosher, a lifetime with his sister has led to him reflexively turning down blatantly non-Kosher food items on a pretty regular basis. I’m not sure Matt even knows why he doesn’t eat Jello, but he’ll probably turn you down if you offer it to him. (And then turn right around and eat chicken Parmesan without registering the irony of the situation.)
In addition to keeping Kosher. All the time. In the midst of a family that does not. Pidge also has a lot of food aversions (see: peanuts). A LOT. Of food aversions. Many of which are Oddly Specific.
She also has at least a couple food allergies/intolerances in the mix. Hey, at least it’s easy to avoid mixing meat and dairy if you don’t consume dairy at all?
Cooking for Pidge is a delicate endeavor. Everyone’s pretty sure Hunk has superpowers.
As someone with my own laundry list of religious/health/sensory dietary restrictions: Jewish Pidge with a million dietary restrictions brings me great joy.
it’s always funny to me when vegan recipe bloggers put “this recipe is kosher parve” on their food descriptions because like… yeah of course it’s kosher parve… what would you be doing to treif up vegetables?
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journey2judaism - converting to Reform Judaism but my beliefs lie somewhere between conservative and reform - I mostly post about Judaism but with other stuff in there too (beauty/fashion, activism, feminism, photography, certain TV shows and books)
jewishthottie - reform jewish girl of ashkenazic descent - this is a semi personal blog but i post a lot about jewish culture, history, politics, etc!!
the-jewish-asexual - modern orthodox - I usually post stuff relating to Judaism, and I am a proud pro-zionist
mods are Reform Jewish and atheist Jewish (raised Orthodox) - we cover Jewish solidarity, and Jewish history and culture, especially in dealing with antisemitism
patrickohenry - dati leumi–Israeli modern orthodox - Jewish content is Jewish/Israeli inspired poetry but will be adding more talmudic content in the near future!
schnappbacks - somewhere between conservative and modern orthodox - the blog is basically military stuff, things I find funny, and Judaism. every now and then I’ll post from my extensive collection of obscure Jewish jokes
@nightseas - reform Jew and my blog is multi-topic - fandom, religion, social justice, personal
Chabad-affiliated Modern Orthodox Zionist - Raised Conservative, became BT through high school and college- my blog’s mostly dedicated to my many MANY fandoms, but I also post stuff about Israel, halacha, Torah, and Chabad Chassidus.
pissyghostie - converting to Conservative Judaism - mostly a social justice and annoying humor blog with the more-than-occasional impassioned personal post.
elviscostellojr - im reform/conservative romaniote and im 1daf (but i blog a lot about jewish things n music n stuff)
hey-miss-teacher-lady - I’m reform/reconstructionist and my blog is personal-ish with mostly rants about life, my experiences as a student teacher (working towards my Masters in Education), the occasional silly meme/fandom reblog, and Jewish stuff.
feministrugelach - I’m a conservative Jew, but my more distant family is modern orthodox and I may drift more towards that when i get older, I’m not sure. this is my personal blog, I reblog some leftist politics, and jewish things I like, support, or find inspirational.
koleliana - Orthodox - blog mostly about conversion issues!
skywritingg - conservadox-in-process - personal blog with a growing percentage of Jewish content because I love it.
thisqueerjewishlife - raised Reform but transitioning into a more Conservative/Conservadox lifestyle - I mostly write about my thoughts and experiences as a queer Jewish person.
@sadiqim - Reform-Reconstructionst Ashkenazi Jewish woman who posts a combination of fandom, radical/marxist politics and religious dialogue
@greetingsfriend - culturally ashkenazi, grew up reformed - this is my personal blog, so there’s a whole smorgasbord of stuff, but i often reblog from and low-key engage with the jumblr community
@nerapalooza - a trans Jew who became more religious in college and participate in liberal movements but with no particular affiliation - my personal blog but I have a tag for jumblr and a link to that tag in my sidebar for people wanting to look only at Jewish related posts. Blog is queer/trans friendly and pro-Israel.
@heeb-y - liberal Zionist and my personal religious beliefs fall somewhere between conservative and reform - I blog about fashion, music (rap n indie mostly), politics, and Judaism.
@faithfulimage - liberal in theology and moderate in practice. - A sometimes personal blog that is mostly about Judaism and being a working class, Jewish, trans, lesbian woman, an adoptee, and a victim of abuse.
@childofbenjamin - Orthodox (modern leaning) - I mostly blog about Zionism and anti-Semitism.
@matan-matika - Conservative Jew - This blog focuses on a mix of math, linguistics, and Judaism.
@janothar - atheist Humanistic Jew (who sometimes hangs out in Conservative and Reform groups) - my blog is very broad, lots of anti-antisemitism, and soon I’ll be leading what we’re calling “The Magneto Seminar”
@pretentiousyid - modern orthodox - Hebrew school teacher and judaics and art director at the jcc in bham alabama.
@wcjp - conservative ideology but attends a reconstructionist synagogue out of ease of access - my blog is a mix of my personal thoughts regarding conversion and judaism, and i reblog general history, social justice, analysis and other things related to judaism
@conversion-theory - Reconstructionist Conversion Student - Neurodiverse LGBTQ Person who sideblogs learning about judaism.
@bannvck - Conservative Judaism - I run a semi-personal blog about my conversion, schooling, and Indigenous + Jewish issues
@progressivejudaism - although I am a Reform Rabbinical student, I try also include other lenses within the Progressive Jewish community
@mugglehistory - I’m a Modern Orthodox frum girl who posts about Jewish history and culture - I’m happy to share an Orthodox perspective on things, and chat to conversion students. (:
@alternativetodiscourse - Orthodox/Modern Orthodox - Jewish content only, stuff about the parsha a lot, Jewish memes, and hypothetical/supernatural Halacha.
@sdhs-rationalist - I’m from a modern orthodoxish background(my family had a partnership Minyan in our basement for a while, if that helps localize my upbringing on the spectrum). - I’m at Maale Gilboa for the year and I post about that every so often, as well as answering halachic And Talmudic questions I get or that I see on my dash and can answer.
@jitm - Old chassidic (meaning stringently observant, mystical etc.) with modern leanings (meaning using Tumblr) - Basically a self-imposed exile like Rebs Zusha and Elimelech, to the land of Israel, where I post my situations, thoughts, insight, torah, etc.
@trans-jewish-boi - reconstructionist - my blog is still super new but im going to blog about judaism, books and lgbt issues
@littleblueray - converting through a reform rabbi at a reformative shul - I post mainly about my observance, Judaism, and life. Im disabled, volunteer at s hospital and am a college student majoring in criminal justice. :-) gd bless
@miriastar - I’m a queer disabled reform Jew - I post a lot about politics, Judaism, antisemitism, and Jewish-related issues.
@gaylexies - I was raised reform and would still call myself that even though I don’t really practice (changing that soon though) of Ashkenazi descent - Mostly an unthemed personal blog, but I’ve been posting a lot more Jewish content lately.