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What Are You Thankful For Today?

Posted by: erika on: September 21, 2011

My good buddy Noah Aronson is celebrating a birthday today.  Along with my wonderful mother and about 3 other friends.  September 21st is apparently a popular birth date for friends and family.  It’s no secret that I have a bit of a man-crush on Noah.  The definition of a man-crush, in this lesbian’s opinion, is […]

Jewish Community

Posted by: erika on: June 20, 2011

I’ve interviewed several extraordinary Jewish people for my blog and for other sites.  In those interviews I like to ask a seemingly simple question.  Define Jewish Community.  I am always pleasantly surprised at the answers I get and wanted to throw it out to my readers. This week I will be sitting down with two […]

Exciting Things Happening in NYC

Posted by: erika on: May 14, 2011

I hope everyone is having a good Shabbat.  I am not quite at 100% Shabbat observance, hence writing on my blog.  My goal is that at the one year mark of my Jewish Journey, the High Holy Days-I will have full Shabbat observance.  It’s a difficult goal to achieve for pure logistical reasons, I work […]

Just Jew it, Ya’ll!

Posted by: erika on: March 28, 2011

Yes, that’s me wearing a shirt with a Hasid playing basketball a la Michael Jordan.  I figured what was more black than basketball and what’s more Jewish than a Hasid?  That’s why I bought the shirt and wore it, as a black Jew. I lied. I stole the shirt from Mirs and well, I’m just […]

“Jews are a lot like Black Folks”

Posted by: erika on: January 15, 2011

That’s what my mom said after we got back from shul last night.  I took her to CBE, not my shul but the shul I go to hear Noah sing every month.  Like always, the singing was amazing and because of CBE’s Human Rights Shabbat the chapel spilled out into the lobby of the synagogue.  […]

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