a gay black woman's discovery of her jewish self

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#BlogExodus-10 Nissan; Leave

Posted by: erika on: April 10, 2014

I’m a little late to the game, but so excited about this project. Leave: verb  1. go away from. 2. allow to remain. It’s interesting that the two definitions of leave are opposites. Even more interesting as I think about where I am in my Jewish life. On one hand things will remain and on the other […]

A Convert’s Story-The Whole Truth

Posted by: erika on: May 7, 2013

Tonight I will be speaking to a group of potential converts at the synagogue I converted through. I’ve been asked to think about my conversion experience and the time that has since past and as a result, I’ve been thinking a lot about the last (Jewish) year. Confession-I haven’t been to synagogue since Rosh Hashanah. […]

Talking Honestly About Jews and Racisim

Posted by: erika on: June 13, 2012

My post on The Sisterhood is live.  Here’s a small snippet- A few week ago I had two very different experiences having to do with my necklace. At a party a friend of a friend asked about the Chai around my neck and then asserted that there weren’t any black Jews. On the ride home […]


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