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Archive for June 2015

Yay, Gay Marriage!

Posted by: erika on: June 26, 2015

Today the Supreme Court of the United States declared gay marriage legal in all 50 states. I’ve spent the day looking at friends and strangers wedding photos, crying happy tears. Which feels great after the bitter and angry tears I’ve been crying lately. Yet, just as much as my Facebook feed is overflowing with happiness […]

Miscarriage and Judaism

Posted by: erika on: June 25, 2015

My wonderful partner and I have been together going on 8 years. And for the last year or so we’ve been quietly trying to conceive, or TTC as us TTCers call it (oh the abbreviations). A bit over one month ago our first successful pregnancy ended in a miscarriage at 8 weeks and 6 days. […]

I’m not an Anti-Zionist!

Posted by: erika on: June 24, 2015

I’m not a Zionist either, well at least not in the modern view of the word. Do I think Israel should exist? Yes. Do I think Israel is a country void of problems? No. ~ Over the last couple of weeks I’ve received email and Facebook messages inviting me to “lefty-Jewish” events. Everything from Shabbat […]


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