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Posts Tagged ‘things you should never ask a jew of color

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 […]

More Questions You Should Never Ask a Jew of Color

Posted by: erika on: September 28, 2012

I wrote a post about this in June of 2011 and the questions are all the same and as a Jew of Color we hear them all of the time. The Help Questions: Do you work here? Do you know where room 101 is? Are you watching the children for this service? Do you need […]

Things You Should Never Ask a Jew of Color

Posted by: erika on: June 28, 2011

…or anyone for that matter. I’m back.  It has been a bit of a whirl wind.  This unemployment thing leaves little to be desired.  I’ve been working my ass off trying to re-write my resume, interviewing and chatting with a lot of great people and great organizations.  Not to mention last weekend was Pride in […]


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