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Events in Lansing, Michigan

Posted by: erika on: August 28, 2012

There have been a lot of seriously messed up things happening this year. Too many school shootings, a hurricane en route to New Orleans on the anniversary of Katrina and now a Michigan State student was beaten unconscious by two Nazi-loving KKK members, yet it’s not a hate crime.   Sending prayers into the world […]

My name is Erika, and I’m an Ashkenazi Jew

Posted by: erika on: August 28, 2012

I love Syrian cooking, I make a mean hummus, I eat kitynot on Pesach and yet, I’m an Ashkenazi Jew. As much as I try to deny it, as much as I’ve fought against it the truth cannot be denied. I may “look” Sephardic (or simply not what one expects an Ashkenazi Jew to look […]


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