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Archive for May 2016

Go Fund Me?

Posted by: erika on: May 17, 2016

This is the last post I will write about my upcoming learning trip to Israel and my Go Fund Me Campaign. Afterwards, just my own thoughts about life and Judaism and anticipating going back to Israel. So while I have you, assuming you’re still reading, I will take this moment to plead, beg, encourage, ask […]

Jewish Nose

Posted by: erika on: May 16, 2016

Today as I was exiting my commuter bus in Tacoma I noticed a woman who read Jewish to me. She was a white woman with her hair covered. She wore a skirt that reached her mid-calf and opaque tights and flats. The neckline of her shirt covered her collar and the sleeves reached her wrists. […]

Heading to Pardes This Summer!

Posted by: erika on: May 11, 2016

15 days ago I launched a Go Fund Me Page to help with my travel expenses to Israel this summer. If you’re a regular BGJ reader then that may sound familiar. It’s kind of crazy to think that it has been almost 5 years since my last trip to Israel. And it feels like it […]

Coming Down

Posted by: erika on: May 8, 2016

Hello, Readers. Many apologies for my completely non-existent blogging over the last year or more. As many of you know, many things have happened in my life which has made blogging take a bit of a back seat. And then I went to the Jews of Color National Convening in NYC (after helping to plan […]


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