body stuff 

pride isn't being "hijacked" when it marches alongside other liberation movements - rather, it's being hijacked by white middle-class gays (the people who have the least to worry about) whenever it refuses to allow such movements to march

Israel and Jewish masculinity 

I am now off of social media most of the time. Doing much better actually 😊

Jewish history 

Jewish history 

ייִדיש איז ניט קײן װיץ. ס'איז אַ שפּראַך מיט װאָס קען מען זיך חכמהן, ליב האָבן, שמועסן, אומװאַרפֿן די בורזשואַזיע, שרײַבן פּאָעזיע, טרענען...

Perpetuating the status quo is political, whether you choose to acknowledge this or not. Going off on people who disrupt the status quo is political. Dismissing people's concerns as "political" is extremely political. Everything you were doing that they are telling you to stop doing is political, and so is your response to them telling you to stop doing it. You can do other political things besides what you're doing right now.


there's no point at which Jews don't refer to ourselves as a nation/people (עם, אומה), but the Hebrew word for religion (דת) seems to have first appeared in the comparatively later-written Book of Esther, and is a Persian loanword (distantly related to Latin and English "data").

there is, of course, earlier mention of the Jewish people worshipping "other gods" which obviously refers to other religions, but this only goes to show that Jewish peoplehood/nationhood is not dependant upon religion.

attempts to separate the Jewish nation from the Jewish religion seem to have begun during the transition from feudalism to liberalism. with feudal obligations no longer holding together states, there was a need to get the people to swear allegiance to a "nation" that the state was charged with representing

as such it was said by french revolutionary figures, for example, that there could not be nations within nations...

a great example of a secular, leftist, anti-Zionist movement that considered Jewish nationality important was the Bund:

uspol + israel/palestine 

I think Moishe (my teacher) would insist on video or at least audio. What solutions are out there?

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