nosh it

there was a golden age superman comic where someone called a hit out on clark kent, and so a sniper tried to shoot him while he was out having lunch with lois

except he’s fucking superman so the bullets just fell off his chest into his lunch and clark just had to pretend nothing happened and hope lois wouldn’t notice that someone just fucking shot him

the hitman thinks maybe he just missed and gets ready to shoot him again, but then he’s watching through the scope as clark starts to eat the fucking bullets to hide the fucking evidence, acting like everything is totally normal as he noshes down on lead

dude just packs his shit up and leaves town because reporters in this city eat bullets for lunch and he’s not fucking with that no way no how

Honestly, I kind of have a headcanon of like…

Hunk and Lance are probably the best at taking care of themselves, physically. Even outside of the beauty routine Lance strikes me as pretty health-conscious. It’s just, here’s your leg pilots, they both have clear skin and moisturize and take good care of their hair and it’s nice.

Coran is normally pretty good, but isn’t above overtaxing himself because his workload just… never stops, he’s got to be on top of everything but he knows how to all-nighter responsibly and manage crashes so they’re less of a train wreck. This applies to his grooming as much as his health.

Pidge I think is pretty prone to cutting into sleep or missing meals if unchecked and having a Project. She will at least attempt to offset with junk food if not proper meals- though somebody else has to get the food usually- just waving something under her nose if she’s busy and hasn’t eaten in a while is usually all the incentive she needs to nosh on it. She’s pretty good at taking care of her appearance, though if in part because with the natural curl in her hair if she doesn’t at least brush it out in the mornings she will be eating it all day.

Keith will straight up forget to eat and his nutrition is entirely microwave meals I’m pretty sure if he stretches you can see his ribs through his shirt. He has like really good genes with his hair/skin but pretty much never takes care of it, boy pretty much wouldn’t know chapstick if it bit him and his hands are always beat up and full of dead skin and old scars. The real reason Lance is mad, like listen, dude, no amount of how stupidly naturally pretty you are is going to change the fact that the most demanding thing you do to take care of yourself is brush your hair and wash it like once a month.

Allura is a princess and princesses have expectations to be clean and pretty and proper and she sticks to that, but only so much because she spent her entire childhood as a super rambunctious high-energy kid who pretty much had to do sports and martial arts because that was the only way for her to tire out enough to sleep at night and it just fed her competitive streak. Your body is a temple? Her body is a sports car. She takes care of it because it is hard-won and check out this acceleration. She is here to Get Stuff Done.

Shiro is like a werewolf except instead of a wolf he turns into someone who makes bad life choices. Seriously he seems so responsible and trustworthy and he tries to be but out of the team he has the greatest familiarity with, and is most likely to consume, incredibly dubious caffeine mixtures while he has a headache. He will do things with coffee that Pidge might attempt only once in her darkest moments and regret evermore, only he won’t even blink. This is what the team needs right now. This is the burden of the Black Paladin.

Allura catches him pouring the equivalent of space red bull into his coffee and he just looks her dead in the eye, “Please don’t tell the rest of the team how I live,” and downs it in one go.

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female awesome meme ♡ [1/5] lgbt+ ladies

emily fields (pretty little liars) - i’m not ashamed of who i am…but i used to be, and if we have to hide like this all the time, i’m gonna start to feel like that again. 

“Hey, what’s your otp?”

I put my hands in my pockets casually, giving a nervous laugh.
“w-what’s an otp?” I stutter. I take my hand out of my pocket to brush my hair back smoothly.
A list falls out of the pocket. It begins to roll. It is going on seven blocks now. I begin to cry.

Stupid sexy Jedi (with @makeramidying‘s Zieran’uru and my beautiful hipster son Meri) aka I bet holonet candids of Jedi are totally a thing. There’s probably a whole Jedi fandom in the core worlds with smutty Jedi holonovels and cantina dancers in sexy Jedi getup and holonews keeping tabs on the hottest masters. Awkward.

lovely-lo  asked:

¡Buenos días!/¡Buenas noshes! (No sé cómo está el tiempo en México) Yo tengo problema con la diferencia entre el Pretérito Indefinido, el Pretérito Imperfecto y el Pretérito Perfecto. ¿Puede explicar me? ¡Muchas gracias para la atención!✨

¡Hola, lovely-lo!

Sure, let’s see one by one and the differences:

Used for:

  • finished actions (focus on the action)
  • period of time, exact time
  • consecutive actions in the past
  • interrupting actions

Examples:

  • Anoche dormí muy bien. (Last night I slept really good).
    **This action is completely finished.
  • Terminé mi tarea a las 7:00. (I finished my homework at 7:00)
    **Completely finished + exact time.
  • Viví en la ciudad por 10 años. (I lived in the city for 10 years)
    **Finished action + period of time.
  • Mi amiga estudió en España. (My friend studied in Spain)
    **She finished studying.
  • Él trabajó en esa empresa desde 1990 hasta el 2015. (He worked in that company from 1990 until 2015.
    **Finished action + exact period of time
  • Ayer me bañé, me vestí y salí con mis amigos. (Yesterday I took a shower, I got dressed and I went out with my friends).
    **Consecutive actions in the past.
  • La semana pasada fui a la playa con mi familia, nadamos, comimos mariscos y nos divertimos mucho. (Last week I went to the beach with my family, we swam, we ate seafood and we had fun).
    **Consecutive actions in the past. (For “nosotros”, the present and the past conjugations are the same).
  • Ayer me desperté a las 8:00, pero me levanté hasta las 9:00. (Yesterday I woke up at 8:00, but I got up until 9:00).
    **Consecutive actions in the past + exact time.

interrupting actions with pretérito imperfecto. ⇊

Used for:

  • past habits, skills
  • finished actions (focus on time)
  • describing people, animals or places in the past
  • time with past habits
  • unfinished actions

Examples:

  • Cuando era niña me gustaba pintar. (When I was a kid I liked to paint).
    **Describing the person + past habit.
  • Antes podía correr muy rápido, pero ahora ya no. (I used to run very fast, but not anymore).
    **Past skill.
  • Mi abuela era una mujer muy guapa. (My grandmother was a very beautiful woman).
    **Describing a person.
  • El parque estaba muy limpio, hacía buen tiempo y habían muchos animales pequeños que comían frutas de los árboles. (The park was very clean, the weather was good and there were many small animals that were eating fruits from the trees).
    **Describing a place, weather, animals.

We can also use [imperfecto] + [period of time] if we are talking about past habits.

  • Iba a la escuela de lunes a viernes. (I used to go to school from Monday to Friday)
    **Past habit + period of time
  • Antes practicaba 3 horas al día. (I used to practice 3 hours a day)
    **Past habit + exact time
  • Visitaba a mis abuelos todos los veranos. (I used to visit my grandparents every Summer).
    **Past habit + time/season

NO:

  • Vivía en la ciudad por 10 años. (X)
  • Él trabajaba en esa empresa desde 1990 hasta el 2015. (X)

Unfinished actions: [pretérito imperfecto] + [pretérito indefinido]

We use the pretérito imperfecto to talk about the unfinished action.
We use the pretérito indefinido to talk about the action that interrupted the first one.

  • Estaba caminando por la calle cuando comenzó a llover. (I was walking down the street when it started to rain)
    estaba: imperfecto
    comenzó: indefinido

  • Estaba viendo una película pero me quedé dormido. (I was watching a movie but I fell asleep)
    estaba: imperfecto
    me quedé: indefinido **quedarse dormido: to fall asleep

  • Antes trabajaba en esa tienda pero encontré un trabajo mejor. (I used to work in that store but I found a better job).
    trabajaba: imperfecto
    encontré: indefinido

  • Antes sabía muchas palabras en español pero ya olvidé muchas. (I used to know many words in Spanish but I forgot many of them).
    sabía: imperfecto
    olvidé: indefinido

[pretérito indefinido] + [pretérito imperfecto]

Past action + describing in the past

  • Fui a tu casa pero no estabas. (I went to your house but you were not there)
  • Fui al banco pero estaba cerrado. (I went to the bank but it was closed).
  • Compré esta bolsa cuando estaba en oferta. (I bought this bag when it was on sale).
  • Llegué temprano pero no había nadie. (I arrived early but there was nobody there).

pretérito indefinido =  (focus on the action)
pretérito imperfecto = (focus on time)

  • ¿Qué hiciste? - What did you do? (focus on the action)
  • ¿Qué hacías? - What did you do? (focus on time)

Another way to translate these questions:

  • ¿Qué hiciste? - What have you done?
  • ¿Qué hacías? - What were you doing?
    *The first question focus on what you did, and the second one focus on how you spent your time.

  • Vi una película. - I watched a movie. (focus on the action)
  • Veía una película. - I watched a movie (focus on time)
    *The second sentence can be translate as “I was watching a movie”

estuve vs. estaba (estar)

Estuve and estaba can be interchangeable many times, for example:

Él estuvo trabajando. - He was working (focus on the action)
Él estaba trabajando. -  He was working (focus on time)
These two sentences have almost the same meaning. “Estuve trabajando” emphasizes
what he was doing, and “estaba trabajando” emphasizes how he was spending his time.

Estuve muy ocupada. - I was very busy. (focus on the adjective “ocupada”)
Estaba muy ocupada. - I was very busy (focus on time)
These two sentences are also very similar. But “estuve muy ocupada” emphasizes the fact of being busy and “estaba muy ocupada” emphasizes the time when she was busy.

Most of the times people don’t see these subtle differences, so both sentences can be synonyms.

Just as one of our previous rules, we don’t use the imperfecto with exact time.

fue vs. era (ser)

This follows the same logic:

fue, pretérito indefinido =  (focus on the person)
era, pretérito imperfecto = (focus on time)

Whenever we read a biography of someone, we always see “fue” because the important thing is their profession. For example:

  • Octavio Paz fue un escritor. - Octavio Paz was a writer.
  • Marie Curie fue una científica. - Marie Curie was a scientist.
  • Galileo Galilei fue un astrónomo. - Galileo Galilei was an astronomer.

If we use “era” the sentence is correct, but it feels like it is minimizing the importance of their job.

But we can use “era” when the important thing is how people spent their time. For example:

  • Cuando Octavio Paz era niño vivía en los Estados Unidos. - When Octavio Paz was a child he lived in the United States.
  • Marie Curie trabajaba con su esposo. - Marie Curie worked with her husband.
  • Galileo Galilei tenía muchos enemigos. - Galileo Galilei had many enemies.

Used for:

  • Recent past (finished actions) connected to the present.
  • Experiences.

Examples:

  • He comprado un carro nuevo. - I’ve bought a new car. (I bought a car recently and is still there).
  • He estudiado todas mis notas. - I’ve studied all my notes. (I studied all my notes that I have until now).
  • Él ha tenido tiempo suficiente para pensar. - He has had enough time to think. (until now)
  • Mi amiga me ha dado un regalo. - My friend has given me a present. (and I still have it here).
  • Hemos tenido un buen fin de semana. - We have had a nice weekend. (until now, until the last second).
  • He viajado a Perú muchas veces. - I’ve traveled to Perú many times.
  • He estado en Bolivia sólo una vez. - I’ve been to Bolivia just once.
  • Ella ha nadado con delfines. - She has swum with dolphins.
  • Él nunca ha bebido alcohol en su vida. - He has never drunk alcohol in his life.
  • ¿Has visto esta película? - Have you seen this movie?
  • ¿Has tocado a un elefante? - Have you touched an elephant?
  • ¿Alguna vez has pensado en casarte? - Have you ever thought about getting married?

[pretérito perfecto] + [time]

  • He estado trabajando todo el día. - I’ve been working all day.
  • He estado estudiando 2 horas al día. - I’ve been studying 2 hours a day.
  • He estado leyendo libros en español desde hace tres meses. - I’ve been reading books in Spanish since 3 months ago. 

I think that’s all. I tried to cover everything I could, but if you still have questions feel free to ask me again. :) 
I hope this was useful!

Retro Food: Gelatin and Aspic

Okay, so I’ve briefly gone over some of the basics of why 40s/50s food is the way it is. Very, very briefly. I’ll try to get more into things as we go.

I’m going to start getting into food now.

Now, I’m just going to give a brief warning, judging by people’s reactions to aspic, some of the pictures might gross you out. I’ll try to tag these posts as ‘retro food’ and ‘gross food’, though and… well, we’ll get into the nature of aspic in a moment.

I’m going to refer to gelatin as ‘jell-o’ or ‘jello’ a lot, because that’s the brand that was really exploding at the time, but we need to have a quick look at what gelatin is.

Gelatin is an animal byproduct that comes from the proteins of animal bones, skin, and connecting tissue. By boiling the hell out of those things, you separate the elastic proteins from them. Why am I mentioning this? Mainly because aspic tends to be seen as the weird outlier of ‘meat jello’ while ‘sweet jello’ is seen as the norm. The truth is, aspic came first in cooking and adding sugar and fruit flavour is newer. And while aspic has mostly gone extinct as a cooking choice in America, other places in the world still serve it (like Russia with it’s holodets).

Shown here: Holodets garnished with a shutterstock logo

That out of the way, let’s talk about the history of jello, because it spans back farther than just the 40s.

You know how you can buy Jello packets for like 50 cents at your local supermarket? Well, back in the day, the Victorian day, gelatin was considered a luxury item reserved for royalty and the very wealthy. That’s because gelatin was sold in sheets, and the preparation of gelatin was super difficult (they didn’t have fridges, so… y’know. Lil hard to get it to set). With time and the miracles of technology, gelatin became more available to the common man. The common man who recently became able to afford fridges.

Shown Here: Pork cutlets in aspic. Amazing. I can’t decide what to comment on, the amazing prospect of eating perfectly dome shaped food or that it looks like catfood suspended in a paperweight.

There’s two big things about gelatin. The first being it still had that lingering aura of being a luxury item. It was cheaper at this point, but being able to make it also meant that you had a fridge. It also meant you were able to afford expensive gelatin molds. Because yeah, those weren’t cheap either.

The secondary thing is, thanks to the war, people were huge on making food last as long possible. And gelatin was actually really good at that- anything you put into jello became encased in a protective jello shield. And since it takes quite awhile for gelatin to ‘go bad’, it helped preserve foods from bacteria for longer than they otherwise would have lasted. So you could nosh on your jello atrocity for longer than you would have otherwise. Yaay.

So those two things in mind, gelatin became pretty damn popular. Aspic has always been around, but it became easier to make, so you see aspic dishes as commonly as jello dishes. Knox and Jell-o were two big names in gelatin at the time, and are still around today.

What’s not around today, however, is some of the savory flavours of Jell-o.

So, naturally, you put a fish in it.

Vegetable, celery, tomato, and ‘italian’ flavored jellos are a thing that once existed but no longer do. Sadly, recipes that called for these gelatins can no longer be made. It also means that when you see green jello being used in a dish, it’s not necessarily lime! It could be vegetable or celery flavoured instead, which might make the flavour profile slightly less horrifying. It could also, in fact, actually be lime anyway.

It’s lime! Why.

Learning about retro gelatin food also drove me to learn what the exact definition of ‘salad’ was, because boy, none of this stuff looked like salad to me. Turns out salad basically means ‘mix of cold stuff’. Soooo… okay. Sure. It’s salad and everything I thought I knew in my life is a lie, but okay.

That’s all for this section, enjoy this collection of pictures of gelatin foods.

Memorable.

The famous ‘perfection salad’!

Look there’s a recipe so you can make this at home.

… why is it always lime?

LEBANON. Aitaroun. 2006.

I’m a mother of two young boys now. I understand this photograph in a way that I wasn’t capable of when I took it.

We all took advantage of a temporary halt in Israeli air strikes in the middle of the war. Journalists were finally safer to drive around, and those trapped in bombarded villages were given an opportunity to escape. We entered Aitaroun and found people emerging out of a flattened village. It was a moment of chaos as people realized it was quiet and safe to flee. At the time, there were only enough vehicles to evacuate women and children. It was a moment of true fear, as these boys knew they were leaving their father behind.

Photograph: Farah Nosh

don’t walk away when the world is burning

pocaphrodite  asked:

i have an ashkenazic jewish oc (who i recently made jewish bc i switched his faceclaim to someone who was jewish) and i was wondering a few things that i couldnt find straight up answers to: hes ethnically french and nationally british so would it be common for him to incorporate some yiddish words into his english or would he speak hebrew more likely than yiddish? (1)

and what are some small cultural things i can just casually put in to make it clear hes jewish bc in the universe, his friends already know hes jewish and have for around 5-6 years so it wouldnt make sense for him to just say it i wouldnt think? what do yall think. also, i think it would make sense for him to be more secular, but i do like the idea of him avoiding things that arent kosher. i just need some advice, thanks! (2)

Establishing a character as Jewish through actions, and would a secular Ashkie include more Yiddish or more Hebrew into his English?

Of the random Jewish-language words that Ashkenazim in the United States – I’m speaking from that perspective so I wanted to provide a disclaimer – use in their English on a regular basis, Yiddish comprises a greater proportion than Hebrew unless one is specifically using Hebrew words there aren’t English equivalents for, like talking about names of blessings (kiddush) or temple equipment (yad.) In other words, he might kvetch about this schmendrick at work being a total schmuck, because he had the chutzpah to steal the other half of the biscuits your poor OC bought from the snack machine when he needed a nosh. (There, I said biscuits. Does it look British now? lol)

…so, my example was a little unnatural, throwing them all in there together like that, but those are all words that were basically English if you grew up in my family, when they’re actually Yiddish. You’ll get a feel for how they fit into sentences – and how often – if you start reading our fiction about ourselves.

Some words wind up being either/or: for example, yarmulke (Yiddish) vs. kippah (Hebrew), or Good Shabbos vs. Shabbat Shalom.

If I saw a character using Hebrew slang instead of Yiddish slang and Hebrew serious-words in their English, my first guess would be that they were Israeli, not European Jewish. Not sure how accurate that is, though.

Since there are so many variations on our practices, it would be reasonable to have a secular Jewish character who still avoids pork and shellfish, or cheeseburgers (mixing meat and dairy), especially if that’s how he grew up. 

Other ways to show someone’s secular Jewishness are listed on this earlier post about secular Jewish representation, although it was specifically written by an American for an American character so there are probably some differences since your character is British. [Writing Secular American Jewish Characters

Personal preference: please remember to include some of these other things besides just kosher/kosher-lite, because it can sometimes be frustrating to feel like gentiles only see our culture as “no pork” and not all the things we are. (Some secular Jewish characters written by Jewish authors you can read to get a feel for how it looks on the page are Molly from Becky Albertalli’s The Upside of Unrequired and Clara from my new release Knit One, Girl Two.)

Hope this helps! And hoping to hear from some Jewish folks in the UK or who have lived there for an extended period, with any further suggestions or adjustments.

–Shira

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At the lavish after-party for the Broadway premiere of Amélie, the ice skating rink at Rockefeller Center served as a stunning backdrop, as guests posed in a photo booth and noshed on madeleines. Phillipa Soo, who stars in the show as the titular character, looked gorgeous in a Prabal Gurung dress. “I love Prabal, and he was so generous to dress me tonight,” she explained in between hugging friends, “and I basically told him I wanted something whimsical and colorful, just like my show. And this is what we came to.”

And it’s not the first time the 26-year-old actress has worn Gurung’s designs—she donned his clothes for the opening of a little show she did called Hamilton, as well as the Tony Awards last year. “I love that his work is always surprising me in terms of textures and colors and shapes,” she said. “And I love that it’s wearable, that there’s pockets in this dress!”

Conversion 101

I was asked recently if I could provide tips for people who were considering conversion to Judaism. There’s a lot that could be said about this, and it depends a lot on what denomination you’re converting to. But here’s my general tips, written at the request of @obscurestarwarsreference.


Attend several services to see if this is the religion for you. Nosh. Talk. Get to know the people you’re gonna share a lot of time and community commitments with. Joining Judaism is not just a religious conversion, it’s a whole community conversion. You’re joining a people just as much as a faith, and the only way you’re gonna know the community is to immerse yourself in it. Temples are very colorful places, and each one attracts different people with equally varying beliefs and opinions. My temple is very social justice oriented and lgbt+ positive because of the orientations of our rabbis.

So, yes, not just as one synagogue trip. Go to several over a few months. See if you like one and if it fits better with your beliefs. You might think you’d do well in a Reconstructionist or Reform temple and find yourself more aligned with Conservative Judaism and an affiliated temple. Some places don’t have this option but you can find like-minded people in unaffiliated temples, too. Hell, I never would have thought I’d be a Recon Jew attending a Reform temple locally, but I don’t like what the Recon temple offers locally when compared to the Reform ones. And the people are way more inclusive and supportive.

Hell, you may find you like several and switch it up. Nobody is gonna judge you for it.

Talk to rabbis in the area. This is very important because if you find a temple you like, but the rabbi does not do conversions, they may have recommendations on to whom you can go to in the area to get a conversion based on what you’re looking for. You can also have the write letters recommending you as a candidate for conversion. Many rabbis are hesitant to take on converts until they are sure they are sincere, and it helps your case if you’ve already got documented backing.

Some rabbis make a point of turning you away several times (three, usually) before agreeing to convert you. It’s to make sure you are sincere about pursuing the conversion. Once you’re Jewish, you’re always Jewish. Even if you switch denominations. Even if you’re off the derech. A convert swears to stand with the Jewish people and we take that oath very seriously as a universally ill-liked ethnoreligious group.

Don’t give up if you’re given the cold shoulder at first. The same goes if you’re turned down for a conversion based on your age. It is not uncommon for rabbis to tell teens and young adults to come back when they are a bit older, to make sure that that’s what the person wants. Prove to them that it is. Stay devoted. Show them that, yes, you do mean business.

Be prepared for a commitment. Conversion is not like it is in Islam or Christianity. You go to classes, usually weekly, and are expected to show an interest in the temple and your studies. If Hebrew is not offered in your conversion class, for whatever reason, take another class if it’s offered at your temple or another. You’ll need it. Hebrew literacy is important to rabbis and it’s good for you to know what you’re reading and believing in, in it’s original form.

Study assigned parshas. Do not regurgitate what the rabbis have said to you, come to your own conclusions to show that you’re serious and reading and questioning. Rabbis love their converts to be engaged with the texts. Jewish people, stereotype or not, generally love debating questions about faith when it comes from a place of sincere scholarship. Probably because we spend way too much time defending ourselves from bullshit accusations.

This said, be aware that conversions generally take one to two years from my observations. They can take longer if the rabbi gets irritated with you. I had a “friend” who complained the entire way through her conversion (she never managed to make it levels of conversion) because her rabbi wasn’t Orthodox enough for her standards of observance. While he praised her for adherence, he didn’t like her unappreciative attitude or her kvetching about Orthodox standards. He kept he indefinitely as a student for three years, almost four, before she moved home. And promptly gave up on Judaism because she was “jaded” by people’s lack of observance while living in Brooklyn. But not before spitefully unkashering her roommate’s kitchen because she disapproved of how “lenient” said flatmate’s standards were. It was likely a good thing she did not get before a beit din. It would have been awful.

Live as Jewishly as possible. Embody what you believe and make the world a better place. You’ll learn how to do this with help of the Jewish friends and your rabbi. What it means to you will be different than others, but any friend worth their weight knows this and won’t judge you for it. If they’re assholes, like my “friend” above, then cut them out. Judaism is about community and building each other up for the better, not cutting each other down.

If you live somewhere with a very low Jewish population, and you lack a rabbi that does conversions? Or worse, any rabbi at all? Check my list of book recommendations on Jewish practice. Network with fellow converts and see what they are studying that week and try to see if they’ll do a buddy system with you. Go to shabbat when there’s a way. Learn what you can, and live as Jewishly as you are able given your circumstances. Don’t give up. You’ll get there eventually, and a rabbi may even give you a “speed” conversion if you are truly committed.

This is where I differ from some of my Jewish companions, so please be aware of this. Many of us consider you a Noahide if you do this, yet I’ve never liked that comparison because it’s one that Messianics and other Christianized “Jews” adhere to. So I firmly believe that even if you cannot formally convert given circumstance and location, that doesn’t make you any less Jewish. It is said that the souls of converts are the same as any other soul who stood at Sinai, and that they hear their soul longing for its lost community. I firmly and truly believe that, and that you are as Jewish as me so long as you are committed to Judaism and the Jewish people. You don’t need a beit din to tell you that or give it to you in writing. That is a formality to me.

That doesn’t mean half-assed practice and all that willy nilly means you’re Jewish, though. It’s commitment, like I said before.

There will always be jerks who don’t think you’re Jewish. If you’re converting in the more liberal branches of Judaism, there are Jews who are Orthodox who won’t believe you’re Jewish. Even if you’re patrilineally descended from Jewish peoples, it doesn’t matter to them. Only Orthodox converts from select temples, or matrilineal descended people are Jewish. I am not Jewish to many people. It bothered me at first, but now I just laugh at it. Why?

These Jews are, frankly, assholes. Don’t take it personally. Most Jewish people will recognize your conversion as valid no matter where it happened, or what you believe. We are small in number and a close community; divisions are not helpful or looked upon kindly by most of us. People who deny valid conversions are not looked upon kindly in most instances by any of us.

Read up on Israeli issues, because people will suddenly hit you with questions about it. It’s annoying, but the diaspora is apparently responsible for what’s going on in Israel and Palestine.

Don’t speak over ethnic Jews and their experiences. You will always be a convert sans the ancestry. A lot of antisemitism attacks all Jewish people and you won’t be any different. However, while the same as us religiously, you won’t be likely to experience antisemitism about your appearance or ethnic ties. Don’t step on the toes of Jewish people sharing those experiences, especially in regards to race. Black Jews, in particular, are very often overlooked or tokenized and it’s gross. Stand with all our people and give them a voice when they need to be heard.


I’m gonna end this right here for now and open up a forum for other Jewish people and converts to offer advice. Any other tips, jumblr?

Odessen & chill - with @cytharat‘s Zieran’uru, @potpourris‘ Callimusa and Emeridan