Affirmations for Transgender Day of Rememberence

Affirmations for Transgender Day of Remembrance This year’s list of names is again long and painful, again full of stories, and again, disproportionately stories of violence against trans and gender non-conforming people of colour. We honour them, we remember them. (printable list of known names here) Whether or not we have a minyan to say … Continued

Babel’s Blessing – radical language school

** Registration is now open!! **  Coming in September 2015! Do you want to learn more Yiddish than the occasional Oy Vey? Get a crash-course in Hebrew and/or Arabic before setting off to the Holy Land? Or have you recently moved to this rainy country, and need to work on your English? We have … Continued

DIY Yizkor

Mourning service from September 2014 We have so few spaces in which to mourn, and the ones that are there can seem too scripted, too rigid sometimes. During last summer and autumn, I found myself seeking out and connecting to memorial services in shul and elsewhere, but I didn’t feel I able to talk to those … Continued

Not your ammo Eric Pickles (fragments)

This morning a man from Tulkarem, a village in the West Bank, stabbed a dozen people on the number 40 bus in Tel Aviv, was shot in the leg and is now in custody. No names have been released yet. From Haaretz: When they realized it was a terror attack, he said, “Me and my … Continued