Jewish Journal

So much Change in the Wind

By Tera Greene

May 25, 2011 | 12:41 am

To be wrapped in love. Grandpa Greene and Tera Greene circa '84.

Dear readers,

On May 5th, 2011, I jumped at the sound of my grandpa calling my name.  It only took one call of my name for me to leap from my bed at 7am.

But it took grandpa 5 hours... read on

  • On Power and Appearance

    By Chanel Dubofsky

    April 28, 2011 | 1:07 pm

    In this latest dispatch from my brain, I’m thinking about appearance and power. A good friend of mine has been reporting getting harassed on her street a lot lately, and wondering it’s happening to her. In my head, there are two main themes in regard to this. The first is the power... read on

  • The Best Defense Against Anti-Semitism

    By Lia Mandelbaum

    April 20, 2011 | 12:59 pm

    I’ve started my first quarter at Cal State LA, and so far I feel like I’m where I’m supposed to be.  I really like the energy on campus, the diversity amongst the students and the quality of teaching by my professors.  One of my classes is PHI 327, Philosophy, Gender and... read on

  • It Gets Better from Gay Orthodox Jews

    By Naomi Goldberg

    April 18, 2011 | 9:47 am

    The “It Gets Better” campaign has spurred videos from presidents, rock stars, and companies around the world.

    Check out this moving video from a group of gay orthodox Jews.

  • A Queer Jewish response to “Mawwiage”

    By Janelle Eagle

    April 17, 2011 | 2:42 pm

    I’m a Jew and I’m a lesbian. Many of the people who read my blogs and connect with me via social media would perhaps feel unsurprised at the idea that I want equal rights and I want them now. The majority of them agree with me or they wouldn’t be in my network in the first... read on

  • The Town

    By Chanel Dubofsky

    March 28, 2011 | 9:00 pm

    One weekend during high school, my mother, grandmother, a friend of mine, and I drove to Northampton, Massachusetts. Northampton is about 45 minutes from where I grew up, and yet until that weekend, I’d never been there, and was only marginally aware that it even existed. When I... read on

  • Jew hatred on a Facebook page

    By Tera Greene

    March 24, 2011 | 12:51 am

    I was just about to go to bed.  I’ve been on a great 7 hours of sleep a night run with the help of a mentor.
    Another mentor has been coaching me with my finances.
    And a whole slue of mentors in my life, working together (though not all of them know each other - yet) are helping me... read on

  • Understanding the Duality of Jewish Criminals

    By Lia Mandelbaum

    March 21, 2011 | 10:46 pm

    On March 1,  I received a message from a dear friend, asking me if I would be interested in getting a part time job visiting Jewish inmates in jail and prison as a field rep and counselor.  Although I had plans to be a full-time student, I wanted to apply because it would be an... read on

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