Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

Don’t Panic, But You’re Representing Your Entire People

I’m in the checkout line at a supermarket, and the cashier is looking at me thoughtfully. “Can I ask you a question?  I don’t want to be offensive, but I have a question,” he tentatively addresses me. “Sure,” I respond.  My curiosity is piqued. “Do Hasidic Jews believe in reincarnation?  Someone told me once that… Continue reading Don’t Panic, But You’re Representing Your Entire People

Miscellany

Around the web: The Photoshop Newspaper Debacle, Gender Stereotypes, and Screening your Kids’ Friends

You may have heard about the Hasidic newspaper which edited the photo of the security team in the Situation Room.  One of my mom’s friends even asked her about it, and she in turn asked me.  I didn’t feel like I gave a very good response.  It was a little bit knee-jerk, a little bit… Continue reading Around the web: The Photoshop Newspaper Debacle, Gender Stereotypes, and Screening your Kids’ Friends