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My new BFF

Posted by: erika on: May 21, 2012

On Wednesday night I interviewed Yitz Jordan, aka Y-Love for Jewcy.com. From Jewy.com:  “Hip hop artist Yitz “Y-Love” Jordan is more committed than ever to his Judaism. “Just because I came out doesn’t mean that I’ll start eating bread on Pesach or won’t observe the holidays,” Jordan explained passionately. “What does one have to do […]

Jan Perry Seeks Higher Power

Posted by: erika on: January 3, 2012

On January 1st the Jewish Daily Forward posted this article about Jan Perry.  She’s an African American Jewish woman who’s got her eyes on the LA Mayoral seat.  

Black and Jewish

Posted by: erika on: July 24, 2011

On Friday night I posted a little Shabbat treat for ya’ll.  The hilarious Black and Jewish parody that’s been floating around the internet from the website Funny or Die.  It’s been getting a very mixed review.  There are a few feeds on Facebook and other sites where people are giving this parody a lot of […]

A little humor for your Shabbos

Posted by: erika on: July 22, 2011

Be’chol Lashon tweeted this video yesterday evening.  I’ve watched it numerous times and forwarded it to numerous people.  If you’ve already seen Black and Jewish my apologies for sending it again!  Enjoy 🙂 Shabbat Shalom  

Anti-Semitism Alive and Well in the Fashion World

Posted by: erika on: March 1, 2011

In case you’re not a WWD devotee I’ll let you in on a little shock wave in the fashion world.  John Galliano, Dior’s head designer, was fired today following his most recent slew of racist and anti-Semitic mouth diarrhea.  The face of Dior, Israeli actress and Oscar winner, Natalie Portman, has been quoted saying that she’s […]


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