That is that to be less likely to be a target, you have to be less afraid. Not just pretend that you are not afraid, but really not be afraid. Fear makes you slouch, your body movement jerky and stiff, and it also makes you panic. To the person who is looking to attack, that… Continue reading The Paradox of Self-Defence
It is always very strange when I am in company of others who don’t know that I didn’t convert. Especially when the conversation revolves around the Jewish community and people who look different. Yes, I have experienced a lot of unpleasentness, exoticism, favors, etc. because of my “different” looks (than the average Ashkenazi Jew), but… Continue reading Coming Out
To anyone who knows me, it is obvious, but one of the reasons the Sharon article bugged me so much is because I could have ended up in her position so easily.In fact, before I got married and had a ketubah, I thought about how I would ever “prove” my Jewishness if in case I… Continue reading Why the New York Times Magazine Article Bugged Me SO Much
The main story that the article recounts, that is. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/02/magazine/02jewishness-t.html?ex=1362027600&en=4436eb92db0cbe74&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink I have more to say, but I will leave that for another time.