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Posts Tagged ‘Jews in Seattle

Seattle Shul Shopping

Posted by: erika on: December 1, 2014

Two Fridays ago I decided to take the rainy trek to the shul in my neighborhood. It was about a 20 minute walk and as I got closer to the synagogue an old, yet familiar, sensation overwhelmed my body. Nervousness. Real, honest, pit in my stomach nervousness. I actually hadn’t felt that sick with nerves […]

A Black, Gay Jew … In Seattle

Posted by: erika on: October 29, 2014

Things I miss about NYC: My friends, my neighborhood, getting anything delivered at any time (and I mean anything), the vibrant Jewish community, the ┬ávibrant ethnic communities, shit ethnicity. Period. The fact that watching a Muslim pray next to his Halal cart is a thing that doesn’t bother people (more on that later). Religion period, […]


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