Two years ago, Jewdas launched a Birthwrong trip to Andalusia, to visit MI, Rabbi Moses ben Maimonides, el Rambam myself!
Birthwrong is a trip for anyone who’s sick of Israel’s stranglehold on Jewish culture and wants to get away on a raucous holiday
We do plenty of cultural stuff, party, pray, dance, sing, chat and make bonds that will last a lifetime.
This year we went to Marseille to eat May Day sardines with locals, get pissed, Havdallah on the beach, get pissed, learn about the 1000 year history of Jews in Marseille and get pissed.
We’re why not join us in 2018?
We’ve started a monthly book group! We meet once a month after shabbat to read radical / Jewish / Queer / Feminist texts. There’s also tea. The next thing we’re reading is ‘East End Jewish Radicals 1875-1914’ by William Fishman AK Press: “Professor William Fishman, son of an immigrant tailor, describes London’s East End at a Read more about Jewdas Book Group #3 – East End Jewish Radicals[…]
Jewdas in proud association with Homos and Houmous present a once in a lifetime queer Purim spectacular to delight and educate all 5 of your senses (the 5th being “pickle” of course) You’ll laugh, cry, boo, and hiss as our star performers bring you our very own Purim Spiel (that’s a Cabaret for those not Read more about Queer Purim Cabaret[…]
Katsha’nes (Yiddish for ‘cabbage stalks’, and slang for ‘nonsense’), is the name of a band performing Cockney-Yiddish music hall from the turn of the Twentieth Century. Yiddish was the language of Eastern European Jewish immigrants who settled in England from the 1880s and created a vibrant Yiddish culture in London’s East End. In the height Read more about Katsha’nes Album Launch![…]
How the BOD stole Sukkos Every Jew in Jewville loved to celebrate Sukkot Except the Board of Deputies. The BOD did not. When all the other yidn were erecting their tents, Chairperson Jonny Arkush just sat in lament. Perhaps his shirt was too small or his shoes were too tight, But I think his heart Read more about How the BOD stole Sukkos[…]
By Flora Hastings The Israeli Times was the site of a less-public conflict in the aftermath of Barcelona’s attack last week. Its pages perpetuated a time-worn pattern: In times of conflict, Jewish communities’ relations to their diaspora are challenged un-constructively by Jewish leaders. After a van plunged into the teeming Las Ramblas, Read more about The Clash of Barcelona’s Jewish leaders[…]
Ever wondered where you fit in with the world of lefty Jews? Ever wanted to know which Jews think the same way as you do? Take our quiz to find out what type of lefty Jew you are! The answers are at the bottom of the page… Judaism is… A. An ongoing struggle between Jews and Read more about What type of lefty Jew are you?[…]
You can always count on the State of Israel to be an embarrassment. Every time Netanyahu or Mark Regev appears on TV, even the most hardened Zionist takes a sharp intake of breath in terror at what they’re about to say. If Israel is in the news, it’s always because they’ve done something awful. You Read more about Chicago Dyke March Shows How Desperately Jews Need Diasporism[…]
וְכִתְּת֨וּ חַרְבוֹתָ֜ם לְאִתִּ֗ים וַחֲנִיתֽוֹתֵיהֶם֙ לְמַזְמֵר֔וֹת לֹא־יִשָּׂ֨א ג֤וֹי אֶל־גּוֹי֙ חֶ֔רֶב וְלֹֽא־יִלְמְד֥וּ ע֖וֹד מִלְחָמָֽה׃ And they shall beat their swords into plowshares And their spears into pruning hooks: Nation shall not take up Sword against nation; They shall never again know war.” – Isaiah 2:4 Every two years, for one week, all the world’s most despotic regimes Read more about Pray Against the Arms Trade[…]
We are horrified by the news of the terrorist attack on Finsbury Park Mosque, where at least one worshiper has been murdered. This is not just a deviation from normal. A year on from Jo Cox’s murder by a fascist, in a climate where the government allows poor brown people to burn alive in Read more about Statement on terrorist attack on Finsbury Park Mosque[…]
Chag sameach everybody, the festival of Shavuot starts this evening! Traditional ways to observe Shavuot include going to shul, staying up all night to read Torah, eating an absolute crapload of cheese, and reading the Book of Ruth. This year we present to you an exclusive, alternative, slightly NSFW Book of Ruth (and Naomi). Cut yourself a nice Read more about Ruth and Naomi[…]