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Archive for October 2011

Jewish Community Hero-You don’t have to pick just one.

Posted by: erika on: October 12, 2011

You can pick as many as you’d like-and you can vote every day.  (VOTE EVERY DAY) I’m still not sure who nominated me as their Jewish Community Hero.  I have to say it came as a bit of a shock, and I initially thought that the e-mail was spam.  Whenever I want to get the […]

28 Days until Israel!

Posted by: erika on: October 11, 2011

I’m not quite sure I believe it myself!  I was in the shower this morning detangling my hair (which can take some time) reviewing my Hebrew.  I was debating whether or not I should buy some Israel guide books, thinking I had a month and a half to get everything in order-until I looked at […]

Black and Jewish

Posted by: erika on: October 10, 2011

If you’re a reader of this blog and have been with me since the beginning you know that Black and Jewish are two of three  identities that I’ve struggled to make one.  My latest piece on TribeVibe is about that struggle.  

“A blogger’s Al Chet”

Posted by: erika on: October 7, 2011

“Through writing I have committed many a wrong, but unlike those whose faces I see, I will likely never know the vast majority of people who I wronged via this blog. God cannot forgive these sins, only those whom I have wronged. If I can commit sin through the web, then surely I can also […]

Rosh Hashanah Reflections( הנני) I am Here.

Posted by: erika on: October 2, 2011

Shanah Tovah!  Shavua Tov!  Happy New Year! We’re currently in the 10 days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.  The Book of Life is open and Jews around the world are praying that their name is inscribed within its pages.  Rosh Hashanah started as a stressful, guilt-ridden holiday for me this year.  I still find […]


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