All Jews are rich but my family can’t pay the bills on time.

All Jews are rich but my family has to choose between food and medicine.

All Jews are rich but my family can’t pay for the $25 co-pay at the doctor’s office.

All Jews are rich but if it wasn’t for my scholarships I wouldn’t be in college at all.

All Jews are rich but my parent’s cars got repossessed.

All Jews are rich but sometimes we don’t have food in the fridge.

All Jews are rich but I live in a really shitty neighborhood.

All Jews are rich but I need a job so I can help my parents out.

All Jews are rich but $20 is actually a lot of money.

All Jews are rich but I got free lunch all through school.

All Jews are rich but we don’t have enough money left over for simple luxuries, like new clothes or shoes.

All Jews are rich but my parents had to file for bankruptcy at one point.

All Jews are rich but my family struggles like any other non-Jewish family.

The thing that hurts me about the “all Jews are rich” stereotype is not the antisemitism, but the invalidation and erasure of the low-income Jewish struggle.

Latinx is an identity specific to latin americans.

Hispanic is a little different. 

Though it’s often associated with latin america, you don’t necessarily have to be latin american to have a claim to being hispanic, but you do have to have some kind of hereditary connection to Spain.

It can emcompass a lot of ppl around the world, including those who are descendants of the Sephardic diaspora which followed the inquisition, if they felt that they wanted to claim that heritage.

So dispite common belief: latinx =/= hispanic

Some latinx like to take pride in their Spanish heritage, others don’t.

Though that anon from before definitely couldn’t claim a part in latinidad, they can still consider themselves hispanic if they wanted too

- liz

Dear "But Hillary would be the first female president" people

You know what Bernie Sanders would be? The first Jewish President. And alongside that (though it goes without saying) the first non-Christian President.

In a country dominated by Christians, run on their values, and where ‘because the bible says so’ is considered a valid political argument, that’s just as important (if not moreso) as a female president. And while its not ever been as prevalent as racism or mysoginy, antisemitism has played a role in American history (and Western history in general), so this would also be a way to push away from that.

Just thought I’d point this out, since no one seems to be talking about it.
The worst agreement in U.S. diplomatic history
Obama has backtracked on every criteria he once declared “essential” to the Iran deal.

The devil is not in the details. It’s in the entire conception of the Iran deal, animated by President Obama’s fantastical belief that he, uniquely, could achieve detente with a fanatical Islamist regime whose foundational purpose is to cleanse the Middle East of the poisonous corruption of American power and influence.

In pursuit of his desire to make the Islamic Republic into an accepted, normalized “successful regional power,” Obama decided to take over the nuclear negotiations. 

At the time, Tehran was reeling — the rial plunging, inflation skyrocketing, the economy contracting — under a regime of international sanctions painstakingly constructed over a decade.

Then, instead of welcoming Congress’ attempt to tighten sanctions to increase the pressure on the mullahs, Obama began the negotiations by loosening sanctions, injecting billions into the Iranian economy (which began growing again in 2014) and conceding in advance an Iranian right to enrich uranium.

It’s been downhill ever since. Desperate for a legacy deal, Obama has played the supplicant, abandoning every red line his administration had declared essential to any acceptable deal.

Antisemites are quick to spread the idea that Jews are incredibly wealthy people who have a great deal of social capital and wield a lot of control, and it’s darkly humorous to me at this point.

Being Jewish, for quite a lot of Jewish history, meant that you would live in poverty and oppression. You might get lucky and take a job that paid well but the gentiles wouldn’t take, circumstance might just be on your side, but for the most part, your opportunities would be severely limited.

Even today, Jewish poverty is a very real problem. In New York City alone, over 500,000 Jews live near or below the poverty line. Many of these Jews are Shoah/Holocaust survivors, and quite a few are fairly recent immigrants, frequently from Russia or the former Soviet Union. Poverty is also common within the Hasidic community. [x]

“Jewish” and “living in poverty” are not and have never been oxymorons. The truth is that Jews are not endowed with some sort of psychic force that draws material wealth to them, and in many cases, Jews are more likely to be poor than the general populace.

Jewish tradition reminds us that we were all created equally, b'tzelem Elohim, in the ‘image of God’ (Genesis 1:27), and also shows us that marriage is a sacred responsibility, not only between the partners, but also between the couple and the larger community. Today’s decision by the Supreme Court upholds equality and the sacred commitment of marriage for all couples, regardless of sexual orientation. As Justice Kennedy wrote, ‘No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family.’ As the Torah teaches, ‘It is not good for a person to be alone’ (Genesis 2:18).

Our Movement recognizes and supports same-sex marriages as well as opposite-sex marriages, and therefore celebrates today’s ruling by the Supreme Court.

—  The Association of Conservative/Masorti Rabbis in response to the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality
Being Jewish in Germany

I have always the feeling that people judge me for being Jewish than for my personality. I feel like they look different on me when they find out that I’m Jewish. Either they show pity and shame for the things done by their ancestors OR and more common is that they begin to make jokes. They don’t even care if they hurt me. I heard things like: “Where do Jews make ancestry research?- In ash”  or “What is the difference between a Jew and a Pizza?- “The Pizza doesn’t scream in the oven” 

This generation is fucked up. They don’t even feel bad for that jokes. My Jewishness gets brought up everytime. If I want to or not. It makes me so depressive that I think about hiding it, because I don’t want to be judged due to my Jewishness. I seriously don’t know what to do. 


Stop Making Jew Jokes

Stop saying “Jew”

Even if you hear us joking about our stereotypes, you have no right to

Don’t comment on our features, how they do or do not “look” Jewish

Don’t make holocaust jokes, especially about camps

Don’t call us white

Don’t use Yiddish or Hebrew words in your vocabulary such as ‘oy vey’

Stop asking us “why” we’re jewish

Stop saying our names are too hard to pronounce

Stop making fun of us using Chet (The letter that makes the chuh sound)

Stop talking over us by inserting your beliefs

Stop being so anti-semetic and denying it