Category: jewish

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K, I know it’s only Rosh Chodesh Elul

But I’m already a bit anxious about Yom Kippur. Both excited (our Rabbinic Intern at my school‘s Hillel asked me to sing Kol Nidre) and sad… as it is unlikely I will be permitted/ able to fast, as my eating disorder really threw me for a loop/ spiraled out of control last year, culminating in hospital and residential treatment at Renfrew‘s Spring Lane Site…

I know I’ll get the whole „you’re meant to live by the commandments, not die by them!!!“ thing from her… but I still will feel really isolated and awful about that.

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Being a first year at pesach was nice bc I got to chant the Mah Nishtana. Also I found the afikomen, and now our rabbinic intern has to sing „do you love me“ from fiddler with her girlfriend. And I got to open the door for Elijah… it’s hard, though. People are skeptical about my keeping kosher, as I’m prolly relapsing, and I lost 17 lbs in the past couple months and collapsed a couple times… but yeah…

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nerdyqueerandjewish:

hirosensei:

autismserenity:

wetwareproblem:

wetwareproblem:

rogueoftimeywimeystuff:

autismserenity:

nerdyqueerandjewish:

Tbh separating meat and dairy adds so much joy to my life though and I can’t even explain why. Like if something came up where I had to stop eating meat or dairy I would probably classify certain meat replacements as “meat” and non dairy replacements as “dairy” even though it is unnecessary because I just irrationally love it??

my best friend from childhood, a few months ago, was like, “…and yeah this [chicken dish] has dairy in it, but I’m fine with that because CHICKENS DON’T PRODUCE MILK.”

both of these things bring me so much joy. I love it that people can follow the same thing totally differently and that there is so much room for discussion and interpretation 😍

Not gonna lie, I totally do this. >.>

Though I do feel awkward using an egg bath for breading chicken now? Because is Yolk the Milk of the Chicken???

We’ve been over this. Eggnog is the milk of the chicken.

(Image is a container of Québon brand eggnog, which I assume is some Québécois shit since it’s in French and wetwareproblem is Canadian, and which… really and truly says “Lait de Poule” instead of “Eggnog…” Which I’m sure is Some Québécois Shit for “eggnog”… but which also literally means “Chicken’s Milk.”

I’m so scared of Francophones right now o holy shit I’m married to one!)

I…didn’t know where this post was going at first? And I still feel like I’m missing something from this conversation, like maybe some context or something? But I can tell that the general theme is about being pedantic, and boy do I love being pedantic.

I think the eggnog part is just being goofy but the original context was about keeping kosher (and therefore keeping dairy and meat separate)

I think the guilt about egg on chicken comes from the idea that keeping milk and dairy separate is out of a respect/kindness to the animal and that “boiling a calf in its mother’s milk” is inhumane. And although jewish law doesn’t ask that it be applied to chickens and eggs (although it does apply to chickens and milk lol) one could easily reason that the moral argument to apply a similar law could hold up in that situation.

Yay for being pedantic 🌈

The thing is with eggs, is kosher eggs are NOT fertilized and in no ways yet chicken regardless. Just as a fetus is not yet a child in Judaism. Milk is used to nourish animals. Chicken used to be pareve, but the rabbis worried we would confuse it up with other meat

chavabathaolam: firsttemple: The Augsbur…

chavabathaolam:

firsttemple:

The Augsburg Synagogue was dedicated on April 4, 1917. Today the imposing structure bears witness to a hundred years of history, including beginnings and upheavals, expulsion and flight, and the repeated resurgence of hope.

Wow.

nerdyqueerandjewish: I have never seen someth…

nerdyqueerandjewish:

I have never seen something more accurate

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agnellina:

I was trying very hard to not be pissed off that the cross guy Greg Zanis put up 17 crosses to represent the victims who were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and was about to post a pissed off post about Christian normativity with a link to Zanis’s outreach (since Columbine, he has built crosses for mass shooting victims and then installed them at the location of the rampage after driving from his home in Illinois). 

But then I found this tweet with these images. 

He nailed Stars of David on the crosses, apparently after finding out that five of sutdents and one of the teachers murdered were Jewish. To make sure they were representated accurately and respectfully.

What does it say that I am truly shocked someone took the time and had this kind of compassion.

ofskfe:

ofskfe:

Jewish singers in the 1930s, Tissint, Morocco

lexsexlex:

lexsexlex:

I am Jewish, part of the LGBT+ community & proud

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Hashem, the almighty creator of the universe: Who wants this incredibly long and confusing book of rules that may or may not make any fucking sense
The Jews, who literally named themselves after a guy who tried to fight Hashem: WE WANT IT
Hashem, the almighty creator of the universe:
Hashem, the almighty creator of the universe: Fuck. Fucking shit. Fucking hell I love them

Plot twist: we only want it so we can point out all the stupid shit.

The Jews, two seconds after receiving said book: Hashem, do you take constructive criticism on your posts?

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Hashem, the almighty creator of the universe: Who wants this incredibly long and confusing book of rules that may or may not make any fucking sense
The Jews, who literally named themselves after a guy who tried to fight Hashem: WE WANT IT
Hashem, the almighty creator of the universe:
Hashem, the almighty creator of the universe: Fuck. Fucking shit. Fucking hell I love them