a gay black woman's discovery of her jewish self

Behold the Powers of the Internet (again)

Posted on: August 16, 2010

Apparently I’ve been living under a rock.  I just discovered the online “newspaper” that is the Huffington Post.  I use quotations around newspaper because I’m an old fashioned girl, I like my newspaper in paper form.  It makes me a horrible environmentalist, I know, which is why I don’t buy them often.  Still, there’s something nostalgic about reading the Times on the subway.  Very old school New York, like you see in the movies.

 I digress, on Huffington Post I found two articles about Judaism that I found inspirational.  The first, written by Paul Golin titled, “Who’s a Jew-Redefining Jewish Identity for the 21st Century” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-golin/whos-a-jew-redefining-jew_b_682124.html and the second by Yvonne Durant titled “One African American Family’s Journey to Judaism”   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/yvonne-durant/one-african-american-fami_b_660836.html

I now have a Huffington Post account and have been spending the evening finding articles and links on diversity in the Judaism and came across this site, http://bechollashon.org/  It’s kind of amazing. 

on Facebook two of my former associates, both Jewish, are doing their part to welcome me into the Tribe.  One, currently in Israel is bringing me back a shofar, just in time for Rosh Hashanah.  The second, has extended an invitation or Shabbat celebration!

To make my day even better I received 1 out of the 7 books I ordered from Amazon.  This one, a small Sephardic Israeli cookbook, lacks pictures but is filled with wonderful, Kosher foods.

I took a nap around 4 today because I was feeling depressed.  When I woke up, after talking with Mirs and reflecting on all of the good in my life I realized that there’s more good to be excited for rather than bad to stay depressed.

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