You Know You Are Jewish When...

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you know you’re jewish when your mom thinks chicken soup and gingerale cures everything 

THE NIGHT BEFORE HANUKKAH! an illustrated story

I remember, back in the days -We would sit by the flickering menorah lights, with warm jelly doughnuts, and listen to exciting stories about Judas Maccabeus! How, if we were good, he would come through the chimney and bring us sweet wonderf
 ul latkes!

What. You never heard that story? Well you should!
An exciting project for Hanukkah! 8 illustrators, one story! And countless happy souls. 
Leigh Lahav

Anonymous asked: hi, do you any Jewish last name Kahlon or Cahlon? I know of a couple Jewish people with that last name, but i was wondering if it was common name? thank you

I do not, anyone else?

Anonymous asked: I think you are a white goy in disguise.


My Jewish Abortion


“Hypothetically speaking, what if someone doesn’t have enough money?” I asked.

The social worker looked at me, her eyes alighting on the silver Jewish star necklace I was wearing.

“Are you Jewish?”

I nodded. My face flushed, and I looked down at my shaking hands. I taught Hebrew school at my synagogue. I received the Rabbi’s Scholarship for Outstanding Work in the Jewish Community. I kept kosher. And I was 19 and pregnant.

“Ok that’s good, because there is a philanthropic Jewish women’s group that offers a scholarship of $250 to help cover costs. Would you be interested in that sort of thing?”

I wondered if I would have to write an essay or give them my SAT scores or show them my Bat Mitzvah certificate.

“How would I qualify?”

“By being pregnant, and by not wanting to be pregnant. And by being Jewish,” she replied. “Look, I’ll contact the president of the organization, and I can have a check made out to you by the end of the week. Sound good?”

It sounded great. And not because I had found a way to finance my abortion. But because for the first time since I found out I was pregnant, I realized that I wasn’t the first–nor would I be the last–knocked up Nice Jewish Girl.

h/t to my friend, SS, who sent me this link last week

[NB: More people than just cis women need and want access to abortion care.]

This isn’t meant to be a political blog or anything and I might lose followers for posting this, but I thought it was important to share with you all.