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Archive for June 2014

Ask Erika: Conversion to Judaism as an AG Lesbian

Posted by: erika on: June 11, 2014

About two weeks ago I got an email from an AG-identified Lesbian from Jersey interested in conversion to Judaism. J asked a few questions, which I happily answered, but if you’re a queer person of color who converted to Judaism and have some pointers for J, please share them in the comments. I’ve been following […]

A Woman of Valor Who Can Find?

Posted by: erika on: June 1, 2014

Julie Geller’s version of Eishet Chayil is still my absolute favorite version of this ancient song traditionally sung by a husband (and sometimes children) to his wife to honor her role in the house. Because it comes from Torah verses, to say that it’s a bit archaic is putting it lightly. And while I absolutely […]


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