anti-trans bigotry, Spinster, friendly reminder 

A reminder when looking back on the last decade. 

To whoever invented the number zero 

Brand new, rewritten almost from scratch, version of liderbukh.jews.international is up! We now have support for multiple versions of the same song, and to celebrate, I finally transcribed the original version of this song, ווער האָט אַזאַ מיידעלע, including a rare recitative verse.

Times are hard, please support my work and this instance at liberapay.com/derpayatz/ for a recurring donation, or at paypal.me/derpayatz for tips...

antisemitism 

Wow amazing how when I became truly secure and happy in my Jewishness the urge to police other people’s Jewishness disappeared. Funny how that works

broke: letting people change their name cause they get married

woke: letting people change their name because they're trans and have a real name

bespoke: letting people change their names because tbh trans or not you should just be able to change your name whenever you feel like it i literally cannot comprehend why this is a problem

'real name' is a fake concept. people have always had multiple names. accepting the name in your official records as any more 'real' than any other you choose to be addressed by is merely acceding to capital's control over your reality

אַ פֿרײלעכן ייִדיש־טאָג!

(אַלע טעג זענען ייִדיש־טעג.)

request to neopagans 

a really cool thing you can do for trans girls (and other trans girls) is to just hang out doing nothing except taking care of each other. It can be platonic, make tea and have a few hours of quiet reading time.
I think this is good partly because it reminds us that A, it's good to spend time together just recharging our batteries
B, it's good to relax and have no expectations of each other. ime, that feeling does not come naturally to trans women. it can feel like we owe something.

Hey, #Witches, it's time to stop using #endangered #WhiteSage.

Between white people appropriating like crazy, and CA wildfires killing the plants and their entire ecosystems, it's time this plant ceased being everyone's go-to for magickal work.

"... Due to the illegal over-harvesting of Saliva apiana in recent years in combination with increased, devastating wild fires on White Sage lands in Southern California, concern for the commercialized harvesting and distribution of White Sage grows as the wild populations of this species shrink in size.

Many Native American communities are requesting at this time that non-native peoples stop harvesting this plant from the wild altogether. As Native Americans have been the caretakers of this plant and the lands it grows on for countless generations, it is important that everyone respect and honor their request."

aromaticmedicineschool.com/a-d

misgendering? chelsea manning 

Jewish denominational politics 

one of the best arguments for secular radical yiddish revivalists to adopt chassidish, other than the gesture toward bridging the gap with yidden very different from ourselves, is the tendency away from grammatical gender

Why do I spend so much time creating free high quality printable materials of old Yiddish texts and music, using open source tools?

Because I think that such materials and tools must be available to everyone—not just those privileged with academic access—if we want to bridge the chasm created between us and our ancestors by the Holocaust and the era of assimilation, and effect a Yiddish cultural revival in our Diaspora.

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