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.
The data from our Lesbian Stereotypes Survey shows LGBTQ women and non-binary people have fled Christianity in droves — we actually have more Pagans than Catholics.
Apples! Honey! Vision boards! Fasting! Resolutions! Let’s talk about how we celebrate the Jewish High Holidays.
“It seemed at the time to be exactly what life was about, and only just barely staying alive, curling up in corners of lonely, unclean rooms in shaking fits of sadness too raw to keep inside my head, screaming into my bent knees.”
Here are eight awesome books with queer Jewish women characters, from YA to literary fiction to historical fiction and more!
“It could have been longer.”
“Sex with an ex is complicated business, even when it’s good. And Disobedience lives in that beautiful mess of a place. The spitting feels almost like a spiritual ritual.”
Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson told Vanity Fair that she’s single and ready to mingle with men or women.
In a couple of weeks I’m hosting my very first queer Seder. Let’s talk about how we celebrate Passover!
“It reminds me of traditions I enjoyed as a child with my family, and it reminds me that I like my religion, and it reminds me that history is very long and humans are very resilient.”
Some very cool ladies to remember in all that we do
Transparent isn’t a show about any single person. It’s a show about family. That’s what it’s always been and when it focuses on that, it’s at its absolute best.
Some interesting Jewish people to enjoy with your apples and honey.