Judaism is NOT “just” a religion…

I’ve had to say this to a LOT of people over the past few years. They would then argue this with me. 🙄 Yes, every single one argued it because they weren’t educated to have this knowledge. Sorry, Not Sorry; these are the #Facts. There are only a few who wanted to learn from me, and be a friend.

When I have to explain being multicultural, it makes me feel defensive at times because I am not truly accepted in my various cultural groups. There’s internal racism involved regarding what a Jewish woman looks like, what an Asian woman looks like, and what a Latina looks like. Don’t tell me I “can’t possibly be all three”. I AM. We come in all different shapes, sizes, and colors. Google the word, “expelled” and then Google, “diaspora”.

I’m not common, and I’m not going to apologize for being a rarity. Instead, I’m going to embrace those who embrace me. Most especially those who do so for WHO I am, and who learn from my being different.

Thanks to Hen Mazzig for putting the facts down in purple and white. 😉

Post Script: After writing this, a family member chose to attack what I had expressed with multiple racist, unfeeling, rude comments. It’s the umpeenth insult, and I’m DONE.

20th Anniversary of 9/11

New Jersey
Empire State Building on 10 September 2021

It’s all too fresh in my mind, all these years later, to talk about at any length.

There are certain things you will never forget. 9/11 is a piece of history and having lived through it, I feel more at war with my country than I did back then, when I was at my most patriotic. Our leadership is abominable. We’ve learned nothing in twenty years, and it is evident if you scroll through a news feed on any given day. We must do better.