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About jewess

I am a Judaic Studies academic who loves all facets of Jewry. I am at my core and artistic being, as I am a classically trained pianist and composer. I love aesthetics and my dog. I am a misanthrope, but try to be kind to everyone.

444 DAYS of Lies

Remembering why we do not trust Iran It was 1979 and I was a little girl. I remember sitting with my parents watching the news. There was a man, bound in a chair with a blindfold. Suddenly it was removed … Continue reading

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You can’t just say something…

Does anyone besides me miss the good old days when we used to just be able to say something and not be required to explain it or defend it ? Does anybody besides me miss the simplicity of being able … Continue reading

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…because the nun made a decision. She has a choice, which she made carefully through soul searching. She must take a vow of poverty, never get married or have children. The Muslim girl has no choice. She doesn’t get to … Continue reading

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Going Bald for G-d

…But I don’t even believe in God, I do believe in HaShem. Huh? Yeah, it’s not the same thing to me, but that’s a different blog post altogether. I have been quietly fighting depression. I have never actually been depressed … Continue reading

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TOO HOLY FOR ME?

I chose Jerusalem as the city I would reside in when I made Aliyah. I wanted to be in the center of the universe. I needed to connect to the most Jewish place on earth. Jerusalem is known for two … Continue reading

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THE KOTEL SUCKED TODAY

I picked the worst day of the year to go to the Kotel. How was I supposed to know this is some kind of Greek Orthodox Easter? I had to go through FIVE checkpoints before actually walking through any gate … Continue reading

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