A note about trolling. I appreciate opinions, even opinions that are different from my own because I believe that I can always learn from another person’s perspective. As you navigate your way around my site you are sure to come across posts that you do not agree with. I encourage you to think about them from my perspective, sit a while with the discomfort of walking around in my shoes before you make a decision. Comments are, of course, welcome but please, no trolling.
Welcome to Black, Gay, and Jewish in the City. On August 17, 2011 I joined the Jewish people, Batyah bat Avraham et Sarah. People always want to know how I got to this place of making the choice to be come a Jewish person. The story is long and the stuffs memoirs are made of. The short version is easy. As a child I loved Jesus. My mother likes to tell stories of how Jesus was like my friend. As I grew older I began to question and in high school my pastor did not give me the right answer. In my Catholic school I learned that Judaism gave “birth” to Christianity and Islam. It was as if a light went off in my head-we are all the same. I asked my pastor and he told me Muslims and Jews didn’t believe in his god.
Afterwards I refused to go back to church. I spent a few years as a hippie Pagan, a hippie Buddhist-wannabe and a lazy atheist. When I came back to monotheistic religion Judaism fit. It sounds cliché but the more people I connect to, the more I connect to Judaism and to Gd the more it feels like home.
This blog will be a catch-all of photos, thoughts, ideas whereas my main blog, Black, Gay and Jewish, will remain my formal blogspace. I am working on a memoir of the same title but for now, read. Stay a while and if you’re so inclined, tell your friends.
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I nominated as a Jewish Community Hero.
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I’ve started a separate food blog, The V-Word, check it out.
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