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“Just How Jewish are You?” Version Meat Market

Back in the days, when I was still a free radical, easily flying amongst other free radicals, I met a guy who was quite hot, playful, intelligent, and… well, hot.  I met him in shul, we were talking over seudat shlishit, and there were sparks flying between us.    But, he was a good religious… Continue reading “Just How Jewish are You?” Version Meat Market

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Looking Different and What That Can Mean (aka “Just So You Know”)

To the vast majority of Ashkenazi American Jews, I seem to look Japanese or Asian.  That, combined with the fact that I speak an American-accented English seems to lead many to assume that I am a hyphenated American: Japanese-American or Asian-American. In a sea of American Jews who feel quite comfortable being “American”–just American, non-hyphenated… Continue reading Looking Different and What That Can Mean (aka “Just So You Know”)