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Jewess » Blog Roundup: Can I get an Amen, Sistah Friend?

Blog Roundup: Can I get an Amen, Sistah Friend?


by Rebecca Honig Friedman

Mazel tov to Aidel Maidel on the finalization of her divorce, and on being asked on a fourth and fifth date. You go, girl.

For those wondering why anyone would actually choose to be Jewish, and what it’s like to convert, check out Emily’s posts at Jew-ish. In today’s post, learn about her rocky relationship with her family and how she became disillusioned with Jesus.

Fun comment thread following DovBear’s posting of an email about this week’s haftorah, which tells the story of Devorah, a woman judge who led the Jewish people through war. Commenter Shifra writes:

I recently had the opportunity to review that perek [chapter] with some Jr. High School girls.

 One of them asked - How could she tell Barak what to do and lead the Jewish people into battle. Wasn’t that not tznius [modest]?!

And hilarious mocking of the suppression of women in Orthodox circles ensues. Hehe.

Laurel from Jewcy’s Faithhacker blog discusses agunot and explains what a beit din does.

The Jewesses With Attitude blog reflects on February as Black History Month, noting “that the act of re-claiming and re-packaging [all of African-American history] into one month is almost embarrassing.” This leads to a discussion of the Jewish mode of remembering through ritual, and the thought that maybe “this interactivity is what’s missing from Black History Month (and all of the other themed months of the year).” Hmm…interesting. Who’s down for a Black History Seder to reenact the Civil War and the end of slavery? I call delivering the Gettysburg address!

Renegade Rebbetzin doesn’t bake challahs, despite the urging of certain congregant members. DovBear is upset that no one is upset by that and grumbles about Amen parties, the new spiritual trend to hit Israel, as described in Ynet News, dozens gather together to recite prayers and scream a collective “Amen” at the end. Because just like your deaf grandmother, God can only hear you if you scream.

3 Responses to “Blog Roundup: Can I get an Amen, Sistah Friend?”

  1. Thanks for the link! (Although there’s really nothing in that post about why Jesus and I had a falling out. That’s in another post that I’m working on)

  2. You’re welcome. Maybe I’m psychic.

  3. Thanks for the congratulations, and thanks for all the links from you guys in the last few days - this looks like it will be the next female jewish protocols…looks good!

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