Even if where you happen to live makes you a colonizer, "let's perform white Jewish guilt and spread revisionist history" is not a solution! Leave our ancestors and Eastern European Jewry alone with your ass-backwards nonsense and figure out your problems on your own
And above all fuck the white middle class North American Jewish idea that we need to atone for living somewhere while Jewish, because that's what this Jewish white guilt shit is ultimately based on, and is why people do this in the first place. Grow a fucking spine and learn the difference between living somewhere and colonization, and unlearn your fucking internalized antisemitism for 5 seconds!
And especially anyone who uses doykayt to argue against homelands is just??? What? Yiddish has a homeland, which is Eastern Europe. But even if you dislike that, doykayt expresses that Eastern Europe is the homeland for Eastern European Jews, that's literally the entire concept. Learn Another Yiddish Word Challenge 2020
The "where we live, that's our homeland" poster is from Russian Civil War-era Kiev. The audience is almost 100% displaced Jews being killed in a war where every side was committing pogroms under the idea that Jews don't belong in Eastern Europe, and the context is asking people to vote for a Bundist mayor of Kiev so that they're not driven from Kiev too. It's not about fucking alternatives to Zionism or anything to do with North America! Stop revising antisemitism and ethnic cleansing!
It means Eastern Europe for fuck's sake, it's about Eastern Europe being the homeland for the Jews equally to everybody else who it's a homeland for. It doesn't mean "moment in Jewish history I can weaponize to atone for feeling guilty about Zionism"
I still think about the time my grandma and I got in a cab and our driver turned out to be a Mountain Jew from Azerbaijan who told us in Russian about the all-Jewish town he grew up in and reminisced about the USSR and called me земляк (landsman is probably the best translation I've got but it's not a good one) and we just ended up cracking jokes about immigration because none of us could bear to talk about the trauma directly
For anyone not aware Rusyns (sometimes "Ruthenians") are an East Slavic people without their own state or much official recognition, who have several languages and a long history and went through a lot of ethnic cleansing and forced resettlement, most recently in WW2.
Something really rad about Russian Wikipedia that doesn't exist on English Wikipedia is that if something [needs citation] or the source is in dispute somehow, the info will be highlighted in red and will say [source not explained for X days], such as in this article where the number of Rusyn people in Ukraine is almost certainly being falsified by the government and it says [source not explained for 1515 days]
Starting during the war and until today, April 19th is a day known by Holocaust survivors and the partisans and resisters who were in Jewish armed resistance movements as khurbntog (Holocaust Day or Catastrophe Day) because of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Israel created Yom Hashoah for its own purposes but people around the world continue to observe and commemorate khurbntog.
Hey I just want to share this - it's the most beautiful thing I've seen this month. It's the Australian Jewish Labour Bund's commemoration of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising yesterday. For people who don't know, the collective yorzayt (commemoration of death) for the people who died in the Uprising is April 19th, the first day of Passover 1943 and the day the Uprising began.
like... things are laid out chronologically? and I know what feed I'm on at any one time? and notifications I'm pretty sure I got literally a year ago don't appear 3rd from the top randomly? it's almost like this is a functional website, who knew
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