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militant jewish love and rage

bride-of-bucky:

The reason you’ll never see a leftist waving a sign of solidarity for European Jews, Eastern European Jews, Iranian Jews, Jews in endangered communities world wide and Jews currently under attack as reprisals for Israel’s actions, is that they never bothered to examine what the hell the “rich Jew” trope means to them and universally. They’re upset because in high school they had to look at some stock photos of starved people and maybe read Anne Frank’s diary. Is that not more than enough? I feel their pain, I truly do. With all the capacity of a nothing and a nobody whose family was gunned down in the Minsk ghetto. My name is borrowed and my history full of gaping holes.

So you see the very same people decry Israel’s considerable acts of violence against ethnic minorities, and in the same breath they’ll want you to be amazed at Iran’s “thriving” Jewish community. Words that they normally love, like “genocide” and “ethnic cleansing,” never make an appearance.

The thing is, as Roya Hakakian pointed out in her article, the left anywhere has no time for Jews. A Jew who cares about Jewish issues is suspect. Your “thing” was years ago, why do you still care? Are you a (*sign of the cross*) Zionist? Being a Jew in leftist circles is an exercise in self-erasure because as far as they’re concerned, you’re the enemy. They read it on infowars.com or something.

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papercutsbyoren:

Free DIY Rosh Hashanah Card!
Rosh Hashanah is right around the corner! I want to wish everyone a happy and healthy new year, lots of joy, and a prayer for peace in the world. I’m offering this papercut Rosh Hashanah card for free on my website at www.papercutsbyoren.com/downloads/You can download the template, print it out, cut it and mail it to your friends and family. They will appreciate the card even more knowing that you made it yourself. I designed these cards to be easy and quick to cut so that even a beginner can do it. These cards are for personal use only. Please don’t sell them or the templates. All standard non-commercial license rules apply. And if you link to them, please link directly to my download site—don’t share them yourself. 
You can see more of my work at www.papercutsbyoren.com or www.etsy.com/shop/papercutsbyoren

papercutsbyoren:

Free DIY Rosh Hashanah Card!

Rosh Hashanah is right around the corner! I want to wish everyone a happy and healthy new year, lots of joy, and a prayer for peace in the world. 

I’m offering this papercut Rosh Hashanah card for free on my website at www.papercutsbyoren.com/downloads/

You can download the template, print it out, cut it and mail it to your friends and family. They will appreciate the card even more knowing that you made it yourself. I designed these cards to be easy and quick to cut so that even a beginner can do it. 

These cards are for personal use only. Please don’t sell them or the templates. All standard non-commercial license rules apply. And if you link to them, please link directly to my download site—don’t share them yourself. 

You can see more of my work at www.papercutsbyoren.com or www.etsy.com/shop/papercutsbyoren

International Mizrahi Remembrance Month

(Source: a-sefardita, via returnofthejudai)

selchieproductions:

This is one of the most poignant resistance songs ever made. Written by a poet in the Vilnius ghetto, who was executed in front of the cabaret that used to sing it, it is a call to arms against racism, nazism, fascism and genocide.

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Jews of tumblr

d-d-d-dyke:

 here’s the first installment of jewish music. i dont pretend to know nearly as much  as i would like to. but this is just a little stuff ive collected. its not as inclusive as id hoped either, so gimme time round 2 is coming. let me know what/if you like so i better know what to include next time. and if you find you dont like any of them, dont be discouraged! there is jewish music somewhere that will appeal to your  self-definition! feel free to add on also! here’s to empowering each other jewishly <3

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miscellaneous melodies/songs:

niggun of the birds-shlomo katz

niggun acheim- beri weber

niggun shabbat- nava tehila

niggun lev- beri weber

rebbe nachman’s niggun, lecha dodi

niggun lev-shlomo katz

in a vinkele- zalman kruse

in a vinkele-lev tahor

kol dodi- shlomo katz

the song of shabbos- (give this one a chance its beautiful)- shlomo katz

klezmer- instrumental (if you havent heard this yr gonna love it)

klezmer- good ole bad ole days

march of the jobless corps

prayers:

kol haolam kulo-beri weber

yedid nefesh acapella-lev tahor

hinei kel-soulfarm

kah ribon-

yedid nefesh-asaf shalom

yedid nefesh mizrachi

yedid nefesh-moroccan 

yehi shalom-neshama carlebach

erev shel shoshanim- yuval ron ensemble (arabic and hebrew)

lecha dodi-asaf shalom

yehi shalom-lev tahor

lecha dodi-

havdalah-noah solomon (one of my favs)

hinei-noah solomon

vshamru

libyan piyyut

dror yikra-yuval ron (mizrachi)

rachem-lev tahor

acheinu-lev tahor

beshem hashem-neshama carlebach

im eshcacech-lev tahor

hallelu-iraq

eliyahu hanavi-moshav band

od yeshama-neshama carlebach

od yishama-shlomo katz

havdalah

havdalah

moroccan melody

lakol zman

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The Shofar Blower

sovietjewry:

by Kadya Molodowsky

The shofar blower keens a melody,
An old melody to God.
Above him—
A sky without stars,
Primordial darkness lost in darkness,
The shofar blower keens a melody:
Teki’ah, Teru’ah, Shebarim.

The blackness—a wind, a wall,
There is no congregation,
No quorum at all.
The shofar blower keens a melody,
An old melody:
Hallelujah.

Near him, an extinguished thorn,
As he stares into even blacker darkness,
The shofar blower keens a melody,
An old melody,
And waits—
The thorn shall begin to burn,
A flame shall inscribe on a wall.
Above him, a sky without stars,
And primordial darkness,
And deadly venom.
But this does not interrupt,
Does not silence the horn:
Teki’ah,
Teru’ah,
Shebarim.

more Kadya Molodowsky

(Source: humancalligraphy.blogspot.ca, via mermaideleh)

ancientart:

Aramaic Adoption Contract, dates to October 22, 416 B.C.E., found at Elephantine Island, Egypt, Papyrus/ ink.

This document originates in the archive of Ananiah and Tamut, members of a Jewish family living on Elephantine Island in the fifth century B.C. This contract allows a man named Uriah to adopt a boy named Jedaniah and thus free him from slavery. Adoption was one legal method used to free slaves in ancient Egypt. (x)

Courtesy the Brooklyn Museum Archives, currently on view at the Brooklyn Museum. 

ancientart:

Aramaic Adoption Contract, dates to October 22, 416 B.C.E., found at Elephantine Island, Egypt, Papyrus/ ink.

This document originates in the archive of Ananiah and Tamut, members of a Jewish family living on Elephantine Island in the fifth century B.C. This contract allows a man named Uriah to adopt a boy named Jedaniah and thus free him from slavery. Adoption was one legal method used to free slaves in ancient Egypt. (x)

Courtesy the Brooklyn Museum Archives, currently on view at the Brooklyn Museum

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batploni:

jewish characters jews can play in movies:

  • zany whacky best friends
  • woody allen clones
  • nagging moms or girlfriends
  • japs
  • shady religious cultish types

jewish characters jews cannot play in movies:

  • jews who are well-rounded human beings

(Source: baruchobramowitz, via fegeleh)

center-for-chthonic-studies:

Found on the RER train. ATP and I were just talking about antisemitism before and we just happened to sit at the one seating area with this window.
After this picture was taken we peeled it off with our pocket knives. ATP explained to me that some groups back in the day would lace such stickers and posters with poison in the corners, to attack whoever tried to pull it off. May not hold true for today’s world, but you can never be too careful. When I asked him how he came by this information, he evaded the topic.
Text reads: “Dirty Jew Pay Your Dues” (though I’m not sure how to translate ‘cotise’ - it’s some tax-like thing?)

center-for-chthonic-studies:

Found on the RER train. ATP and I were just talking about antisemitism before and we just happened to sit at the one seating area with this window.

After this picture was taken we peeled it off with our pocket knives. ATP explained to me that some groups back in the day would lace such stickers and posters with poison in the corners, to attack whoever tried to pull it off. May not hold true for today’s world, but you can never be too careful. When I asked him how he came by this information, he evaded the topic.

Text reads: “Dirty Jew Pay Your Dues” (though I’m not sure how to translate ‘cotise’ - it’s some tax-like thing?)