The thing about miscarriage is that the word itself does no justice to the great tragedy that it is. There are very few things I know anymore, but I do know this: Birdie will always be a part of our Hanukkah story.
What does Hanukkah look like when you’re a queer, Black, convert who doesn’t find deep meaning in traditional celebrations of the holiday?
I hope that no matter what you’re doing, you’re able to find a tiny piece of joy, a small bite of sweetness. Amen.
The basic mitzvah of Passover is to eat the Bread of Affliction, so let’s lean into the ancestral trauma and make our own matzo.
With a side of festive demons!
We lost a lot of queer Jewish characters this year, and we’ve never needed them more.
Celebrate the New Year with Soviet mayonnaise.
Let’s end Yom Kippur with delicious, non-dairy milk made from melons!
Taste a whole celebration of fall and a new year in every bite of my favorite challah!
If you want to build community with Jewish queers by hosting a regular Shabbat dinner practice, OneTable is a non-profit organization that can help you achieve your dreams!
It’s cheesecake holiday time, let’s make some cheesecake.
This vegetarian, kitniyot-free vegetarian chopped liver feels really homey and comfortable and hearty and celebratory. Chag Pesach sameach!
Purim is a party, so let’s make a big batch of rainbow hamantaschen to celebrate!
You see, my father was going to Heaven. He was raised an Orthodox Jew, the only child of Victor and Dorothy, but becoming Catholic, this was the way forward for him. He would be saved.
“We’re in Lancaster County at Erin’s family’s house, surrounded by plastic Bible quiz trophies adorned with gold crosses and family portraits taken at national parks. My bewildered partner comes to me, face slack, and tells me I need to call my mother.”
Happy Hanukkah! Celebrate the holiday, which starts tonight at sundown, with a recipe for delicious vegan sufganiyot.
I wanted to wear my own history again, this time supported not only by my Jewish ancestors, but by my queer ancestors.
“The way you can bring together Jews from all walks of life to share a holiday together over a meal made with love and a table filled with candles, wine and challah, and we can join together in song and laughter and interruption and feel quickly like family because, well, we are.”
Last week’s Shabbat was a tragedy. Let us make this week’s Shabbat a space for mourning, for healing, for connecting, for resisting, and for peace. Shabbat Shalom.
In Jewish philosophy, the “Tree of Life” is emblematic of the wisdom of the Torah: “its ways are ways of pleasantness, and all its paths are peace.”
Lilith after all has become a sign of every socially unacceptable aspect of women, including and especially our sexuality.