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“You’re the Whitest Black Person I Know!”

Posted by: erika on: May 15, 2011

**Warning-Swearing, ranting, and general anger will follow.  Read at your own risk** What the Fuck does that mean? I have no clue, but I’ve heard it for MY ENTIRE FUCKING LIFE and I’m completely over it.  Today, I heard it from one of my subordinates, who happens to be a gay Latino man. Let me […]

That’s not Jewish either

Posted by: erika on: April 3, 2011

I Love people sometimes. This afternoon I got a text from my non-Jewish friend saying that she’d talked to some of her Jewish friends and was told that as a non-Jew it was “inappropriate” for her to come to our Pesach dinner. This is one of those areas where I’m dumbfounded.  Reason 1 because I’m […]

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 […]

You Are Worthy-It Gets Better Project

Posted by: erika on: October 1, 2010

Every person is worthy of love.  Whether you are gay, straight, transgendered, bisexual, black, white, Jewish, Asian, Jew or Gentile know that you are loved and that you are worthy and that the only judge is G-d. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLJ6tgg-rb0]

Jewish Holiday Season

Posted by: erika on: September 22, 2010

For an ex-Fashion Retailer, like me,  “Holiday Season” started about a month ago.  Towards the end of August retail managers start gearing up for Holiday.  It’s the bread and butter of most retail businesses in the United States and if you’re lucky enough to work retail in Manhattan it’s even more important.  If you’re even […]

The Islamic Center, You, and Me

Posted by: erika on: August 19, 2010

I wrote a post on my main blog this morning that you should all check out. http://ohiolezgirlinnyc.wordpress.com/2010/08/19/the-islamic-center-you-and-me/

Jew-Bashing on the A Train

Posted by: erika on: August 10, 2010

**Originally posted on 07.19.10 on my main blog** Yup, that’s right.  I got Jew-bashed on the train tonight.  Who’d a thunk that being a black Jew (in training) was such a big deal?  I’ve been reading the Tanakh and I’m in Exodus.  It’s getting good, although I’m pretty sure I know how it ends.  I […]


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