The Jewish Food Taste Test

Mod disclaimer: This is only Ashkenazi (read: stereotypically Jewish) food

Posted 20 hours ago

returnofthejudai:

Let it be known, though, that a Jew having a different opinion on Israel/Palestine from whichever one the gentile asking them prefers is not grounds for ignoring that Jew’s voice on matters of antisemitism and Jewish issues.

 The number of times a non-Jew has asked me my opinion on Palestine in order to gauge whether or not I’m worth listening to when I talked about my experiences as a diaspora Jew is “more than zero” which is completely unacceptable.  

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Posted 1 day ago

Sorry I missed posting about the new year, there was some family stuff going on and I had to go out of town for a bit.

Y’all should send messages about your Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur traditions!  I’ll post them throughout the week.

Posted 1 day ago
eretzyisrael:

Shul on Yom Kippur.

This is a painting by Maurycy Gottlieb drawn in 1878, depicting Ashkenazi Jews praying in the synagogue on Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement.
Traditional elements shown include tallitot, kippot, the Torah, The artist has painted himself (to the right of the seated rabbi, looking outwards) among the people of his hometown of Drohobych.

eretzyisrael:

Shul on Yom Kippur.

This is a painting by Maurycy Gottlieb drawn in 1878, depicting Ashkenazi Jews praying in the synagogue on Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement.

Traditional elements shown include tallitot, kippot, the Torah, The artist has painted himself (to the right of the seated rabbi, looking outwards) among the people of his hometown of Drohobych.

(Source: Wikipedia, via fuckyeajews)

Posted 1 day ago
mizrahisephardicjews:

Berber Jews of Tinghir, Morocco - 1958 - Source: Elias Harrus

mizrahisephardicjews:

Berber Jews of Tinghir, Morocco - 1958 - Source: Elias Harrus

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Posted 2 weeks ago
sweetanimebabes: Idk I'm Jewish and I get picked on for it but idk goyim tags are weird to me. Like... I don't hate not Jewish people but idk goyim to me is hateful... Even though I know it's just "non Jewish".

Goy literally just means nation and is used in reference to other nations of the world.  I’m not sure why you have an issue with the word or with the tag if you understand the definition isn’t hateful.

Posted 2 weeks ago

bisexualzuko:

lennyisajew:

today at work I saw a dude with a Hebrew tattoo and I asked, “Oh are you Jewish” and he said no

and then I actually read the tattoo and it said “schmuck.”

And I ask him, “Oh…what does that mean?”

And he said, “Jewel.”

WELL HE’S NOT WRONG.

That is a gem of a goy story.

(Source: chicagojewgirl, via alexanderhamiltonisthebottom)

Posted 2 weeks ago

maiqilai:

tastykake:

lodubimvloyaar:

vladislava:

when a jewish holiday is coming up but you can’t remember which one

image

"God of our fathers, we have no calendars, and no clue what we should be doing right now. We hope this is at least partially correct. Amen."

"blessed are you oh lord our g-d, ruler of the universe, who has kept us alive, sustained us, and enabled us to reach….. some season. not sure which. definitely one of them, though."

omg-d

(Source: gotochelm)

Posted 2 weeks ago
fuckyeajews:

bunmer:


Sosua: A Refuge for Jews in the Dominican Republic (x)

In October of 1941, when the Nazis banned Jewish emmigration from land they had conquered in Europe, the Jewish population of Sosua, which was set aside in DR for Jewish refugees fleeing from Europe, reached 500. By 1944, the small community thrived int heir new environment.
Today, 25 Jewish families remain in Sosua. Next to the town’s synagogue is a museum. The final caption on the exhibit reads “Sosua, a community born of pain and nurtured in love must, in the final analysis, represent the ultimate triumph of life.” (x)

This is a very dark episode in history in a way. The Dominican Republic accepted the most Jewish refugees out of anyone, and at the Evian Conference they offered to take in between 50,000 and 100,000. The actual number who went was much smaller, but it still made the DR unique in a way. Now, why did they do it? Raphael Trujillo was the dictator at the time, and he had been carrying out extremely racist politics. Only a few years prior the army slaughtered Black Dominicans en-masse. Trujillo wanted to “whiten” the country, and attempted this by accepting the refugees.

fuckyeajews:

bunmer:

Sosua: A Refuge for Jews in the Dominican Republic (x)

In October of 1941, when the Nazis banned Jewish emmigration from land they had conquered in Europe, the Jewish population of Sosua, which was set aside in DR for Jewish refugees fleeing from Europe, reached 500. By 1944, the small community thrived int heir new environment.

Today, 25 Jewish families remain in Sosua. Next to the town’s synagogue is a museum. The final caption on the exhibit reads “Sosua, a community born of pain and nurtured in love must, in the final analysis, represent the ultimate triumph of life.” (x)

This is a very dark episode in history in a way. The Dominican Republic accepted the most Jewish refugees out of anyone, and at the Evian Conference they offered to take in between 50,000 and 100,000. The actual number who went was much smaller, but it still made the DR unique in a way. Now, why did they do it? Raphael Trujillo was the dictator at the time, and he had been carrying out extremely racist politics. Only a few years prior the army slaughtered Black Dominicans en-masse. Trujillo wanted to “whiten” the country, and attempted this by accepting the refugees.

Posted 2 weeks ago
Anonymous: the term "anti-semitism" was specifically created by nazi germany to refer to their hatred of jews tho... while it's a misnomer, i think it's also pretty shitty to tell jews not to use a word that was created to justify the systematic oppression and extermination of their people.

kaisnonsense:

:

This is the third time we’ve gotten this ask. You act as if I walk up to people right after the burning of a synagogue and say “Hey, that’s not anti-Semitic, don’t use that!” when that’s clearly not the case. I don’t feel comfortable with Zionists using that term to erase my own ethnic origins. Nothing you can tell me can make me feel okay with someone using “anti-Semitic” against me, a Semite. I’ve given a reasonable alternative. If you’re still unhappy, find somewhere else to complain because I’ve stated my point of view on this and I’ve repeatedly asked people to give me a reasonable explanation for why I can’t just replace it with “Anti-Jewish” and no one has.

If you wanna talk about how shitty it is to tell Jews not to use that word against other Semites, let’s talk about how shitty it is when Zionists tell Palestinians that they’re being “anti-Semitic,” let’s talk about how shitty it is when they try to erase any connection the Palestinians have to their own lands. Let’s talk about how the world’s collective ignorance of Arabs being Semites has actually led to people arguing that since Jews are Semites, they have a better claim to that land. Yes. That’s literally happened to me before.

No one is going to tell me I should be okay with the collective erasure of my ethnic origin. Because it isn’t okay. This is the last ask I’m answering about this.

- Fatimah

…”how shitty it is to tell Jews not to use that word against other Semites, let’s talk about how shitty it is when Zionists"…

Bolding mine. Because you know what’s antisemitic? Acting like all Jews are Zionists. Like all Zionists are Jews. It’s antisemitic to assume those words are interchangeable, and it’s antisemitic to blame Jews for the actions of Zionists. 

Another example of antisemitism: acting on some fucked up anti-fucking-semitic idea that that Zionists being shitty gives you the right to tell Jews what we can or can not call our own oppression, or the people who hurt us.

Antisemitism is not about Zionists. Zionists have fuck all to do with this conversation. "But Palestine!" is not a response to accusations of antisemtism unless you’re an antisemite.

You want the other side of your argument? Try asking how many Jews have been told that something isn’t antisemitic because ‘Other people are Semites too!’, as if we didn’t know that. And not told that we’re using the wrong word, but told that our oppression isn’t real until we use the word our oppressors want us to. I know that’s not what you’re saying, but it’s what I hear, because it’s what I’ve been told time and time again. So be mindful, and maybe don’t declare that this is your last word on the subject unless you want your last words to be antisemitic.

Posted 2 weeks ago

gendest:

because a lot of people dont seem to get this:

  • golems are from jewish folklore. dont treat them like a generic fantasy creature, thats appropriative
  • kabbalah is a specifically jewish religious tradition. dont practice it if youre not jewish and dont use kabbalah symbolism as generic occult stuff, thats appropriative
  • for the record if it has hebrew on it and it doesnt have anything to do with judaism its probably appropriative
  • dont wear a magen david if youre not jewish, its used as a symbol for judaism so wearing it if youre a gentile is appropriative
  • while im at it heres a rundown of some terms you should know
  • goy: hebrew and yiddish for non-jewish person, it literally translates as “nation.” the plural form is goyim. goy is not a slur.
  • gentile: english for non-jewish person
  • anti-semitism: you probably know what this means but i just want to point out that the word anti-semitism was NOT coined by jews but by a german anti-semite who wanted a more scientific-sounding alternative to “judenhass,” which literally translates to “jew-hatred” so please shut up about how arabs are also semites. we know.
  • if you’re not jewish you should also avoid using the word “jew” since many jewish people are uncomfortable with it (though i personally am fine with it). use “jewish person” instead if youre a gentile

please reblog this if you’re not jewish, i almost never see gentiles acknowledging cultural appropriation of judaism and anti-semitism on tumblr, even among people who otherwise pay close attention to such issues

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Posted 2 weeks ago
bunmer:

redhester:

bunmer:


A young Jewish refugee with her Chinese playmates. Shanghai, China (x)

Between 1933 and 1941, it is estimated that 20,000 Jews escaped persecution by fleeing to the Chinese port of Shanghai. Shanghai was one of the few places in the world that would accept Jewish refugees at this time, Japan being another.

i am furious that i am just now learning about this important fact.

Because it has nothing to do with the USA being the superhero and saving all the Jews

bunmer:

redhester:

bunmer:

A young Jewish refugee with her Chinese playmates. Shanghai, China (x)

Between 1933 and 1941, it is estimated that 20,000 Jews escaped persecution by fleeing to the Chinese port of Shanghai. Shanghai was one of the few places in the world that would accept Jewish refugees at this time, Japan being another.

i am furious that i am just now learning about this important fact.

Because it has nothing to do with the USA being the superhero and saving all the Jews

(via badassjewishwomen)

Posted 2 weeks ago
as-an-expression-of-love:

azgunguy:

***ATTENTION*** This is the latest anti-Semitic/ racist salute. It was first claimed to be anti Zionist but has escalated to anti-Jewry and anti-semitism all around. If you see anyone doing this salute called the/a “Quenelle” swiftly punch them in the face, scold them, whatever you feel like, just recognize that this is a symbol of hatred!

Please be careful guys (esp. Jewish, queer, or disabled people, or people of color.) I’ve seen Neo-Nazis do this, and they can be really dangerous groups of people to be around.

as-an-expression-of-love:

azgunguy:

***ATTENTION***
This is the latest anti-Semitic/ racist salute. It was first claimed to be anti Zionist but has escalated to anti-Jewry and anti-semitism all around. If you see anyone doing this salute called the/a “Quenelle” swiftly punch them in the face, scold them, whatever you feel like, just recognize that this is a symbol of hatred!

Please be careful guys (esp. Jewish, queer, or disabled people, or people of color.) I’ve seen Neo-Nazis do this, and they can be really dangerous groups of people to be around.

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Posted 3 weeks ago
Anonymous: I don't think Jew hating is on the rise it seems like it because of the Internet. But many many people all Thewout history have hatted Jews. Unless they live in a place where they where a majority. If you think this is bad imagine if you lived in 1930 in eroupe no one even tried to hide it back then.

fauxcyborg:

Here’s a hint: the Shoah should not be used as a “gotcha” against Jews when we’re talking about antisemitism. To say “at least it isn’t a genocide” is disgusting. You are a disgusting anti-semite trying to cloak yourself in rationality. Here’s something: almost equally, Jews report that they think the rash of antisemitic violence comes from people who have right or left wing views. 

  • In the United Kingdom, there was a 400% rise in documented antisemitic incidents in the month of July compared to the year prior.
  • In Germany, molotov cocktails have been thrown at a synagogue that had been destroyed during Kristallnacht.
  • The EU reports that 66% of European Jews feel that antisemitism is on the rise, with 76% agreeing that antisemitic hatred had increased in the last five years. 
  • Annual total of antisemitic acts in France have risen seven times that what they were in the 1990s. This includes the targeted murder of Jewish children in Toulouse while they were attending school.
  • In May, 2014, four people were murdered at a Jewish museum in Brussels.
  • #UnBonJuif (A Good Jew) trended on Twitter in 2012. The majority of comments were along the lines of “A good Jew is a dead Jew”
  • Ultra right wing nationalist parties in Ukraine, the UK, Greece, Hungary are are gaining more and more supporters. European nationalism is historically built on the blood of Jews. 

This rash of antisemitic hatred started during the economic crisis because of the same, boring reasons as always: Jews are foreign parasites in Europe who are drinking the blood of the economy, without them we’d be better off, they’re too powerful. 

Posted 3 weeks ago

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Posted 3 weeks ago