Its not just for the atheists...

My support for separation of church and state is not just for the atheists, agnostics, humanists, or any of the “nones” (as were so kindly refered to as).

I don’t just fight specific religions being taught as truth in schools for only myself or just for the people(though Im sure it helps my drive), I also do it for people of other religions.

I fight for religious freedom in schools, government, and anything that is not personal/private for everyone.

So no one is forced to do the prayers of a religion they don’t follow.
So no one is forced to follow the rules of a religion they don’t follow.
So no one is discriminated against or wrongly treated based on the beliefs of a religion they have nothing to do with.

I tell you one thing, Christians aren’t wrong when they say Christianity is their right. But a Jews right is to be Jewish. An atheists right is to be atheist.

Feedom of religion is for everyone, I dont know why so many theists fight it.

“It was a flag from my congregation which celebrates my queer, Jewish identity which I have done for over a decade marching in the Dyke March with the same flag,“ she told Windy City Times.

“They were telling me to leave because my flag was a trigger to people that they found offensive,” she added. “Prior to this [march] I had never been harassed or asked to leave and I had always carried the flag with me.”

The organizers of the march told the Times the event was a pro-Palestinian and anti-Zionist one and that the flags made people feel unsafe.

The dyke march was made to be more inclusive. But it clearly isn’t there yet.
If a Jewish star makes you feel unsafe, how in the hell do you call yourself pro- intersectionality

A handful of Jewish quotes that we should all keep in mind

“Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief. Do justly, now. Love mercy, now. Walk humbly, now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.” - Talmud

“Tzedek Tzedek Tirdof” (Justice, Justice you shall pursue) - Torah

“If you were there and the Romans or Babylonians were about to destroy Jerusalem, and you had the power to something about it, would you sit and mourn and cry? Or would you turn world upside down to change history? So, what is stopping you? Overturn the world today!” - R"Menachem Mendel Scheerson

“there may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest” - Elie Wiesel

“the status of those who observe oppression and remain silent is equal to the status of those who commit the oppression themselves”- Ibn Ezra

April 24th

Today is a day of mourning and remembrance that you might not be aware of. April 24th marks Yom Hashoah - a Jewish day of remembrance for the Holocaust - and it is also the Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day. In the 1910’s, almost 1.5 million Armenians (about 98% of them Christian) were rounded up and slaughtered by the hands of the Ottoman Empire in the name of Islam and for absolute control. Then, in the 1930’s-1940’s, the Nazi party (helmed by the infamous Adolf Hitler) in an attempt to exercise complete control over Germany and Europe through “National Socialism,” captured and imprisoned and murdered upwards of six million Jews.

Seven and a half million people, systematically killed at the hands of an oppressive government in the name of power, within the past 100 years.

Let us remember them all and never forget that evil truly does exist in the world, and that “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” - Edmund Burke.

So there has been a huge increase of antisemitism on tumblr recently with jewish blogs being sent extremely gruesome and potentially triggering pictures as well as slurs and a few threats.   

Many people give out warnings about this but unfortunately it can take time to get shared to across tumblr and I’ve seen warnings barely get seen by anyone because they don’t have many followers and things. 

That’s why I created Antisemitism Alert, so that there’s a way to spread the word and keep people safe and so people can send in warnings and there can be up to date info at all times.

Please Follow and Share this post, even if you aren’t jewish, everyone deserves the right to feel safe on here. Please protect yourself/your followers. It’s honestly so important.   

I get told sometimes that I seem very angry about religion. Yes, I am angry. I’m angry that I was lied to. I’m angry that I was brainwashed. I’m angry that I was taught to be religious before I could even do basic math. I’m angry because religion infects your brain, and it’s very hard to get away from the constant fear and guilt that is instilled in you before the age of reason.

This is it. This is happening.

Upon the amazing discovery that the new A Series of Unfortunate Events is as Jewish as it gets in mainstream entertainment, I’m embarking on a mission to document every reference to Jewish culture.

I do this so I and any other Jew out there who feels like they don’t get enough representation (because let’s be honest, having that one side character in your movie/show/etc. be Jewish is awesome, but having an entire series about us is something else entirely) gets a chance to watch the traditions they know get a main role on a show.

I know that Lemony Snicket is very Jewish, and that he himself said that all the characters in his books are Jewish, but I unfortunately missed out on his wonderful literary creation when I was younger. I never read his books (which I feel now is like I missed something important in my childhood). 

So when the original movie came out with Jim Carrey, it was my first introduction into Snicket’s world. And I think it’s safe to say that the Jewish part of his world didn’t fully make it onto the silver screen. 

So watching this now on Netflix.. I almost have no words. The story is amazing, the culture is there, Snicket’s words are finally done justice (even though I think that’s because he’s head of the screenwriting department). It’s all around and entirely wonderful.

So without further ado, here’s all the references I can find form episodes 1 and 2.

Click the photos to read what episode it’s from, and an explanation of what each reference means. 

If I missed any, make sure to message me and I’ll add it in!