Today I have a heavy heart for what has happened in the world. This shows the how even the worst version of those who do evil is unknown. Today I feel like a Pandora’s Box of all the secret hateful parts of man has been unleashed. His arrogance, his spite, his condescension–can never compare to what has sprung open. For some, this has been known for many years but to the rest of the world, now you can see it.
I am not prefect, nor do I hold myself to some higher level but I am in no ways as low as these men who did this evil. My husband said to me, don’t start asking Why, there is no explanation that will EVER explain this hate.
These pictures are graphic and I would never share something like this but the time for holding back has passed and the world needs to wake up to all the hate that is happening in the world. I did not think things would get worst then what I saw in MO.
but all it takes is a “wake up”. Man has shown me that there is no level of low he will not stoop to show his hate for his fellow man.
Here is what is being reported: At around 7am, the terrorists – wielding massive knives and a gun – entered the Kehilat Yaakov synagogue on Harav Shimon Agasi Street, which includes both a synagogue and yeshiva (rabbinical seminary), and carried out attacks in more than one location.
Yesterday I had the awesome pleasure of attending the mega challah bake sponsored by Chabad of Georgia. We were greeted with love and warmth. There was so much love surrounding the place, there were prayers and songs and dancing and yes of course, making challah. We learned the history of making bread and why we do it. Why we separate the challah, the wonderful prayer associated with it. I wish the whole world could participate in the weekly ritual that Jewish women do all over the world, baking bread for Shabbat.
I must also share some of the things that I was very disappointed with at this function many of the women there wear dress very inmodest I was shocked by the behavior of many of them and the conversation they had all the women at my table we are unfamiliar with making bread in fact they were asking me for help and I’m not even Jewish. I overheard a conversation of two girls as we left talking about drugs and getting drunk
I noticed, to my utter disappointment, that not many of my friends talk about this case. Although, this is just the kind of thing I see them talking about when the person is Jewish. For days now, I have been trying to understand what makes this injustice different from the others. 1. the boy was not Jewish. 2. He was black. 3. he was said to have been a thug. 4. Will, I will leave that one in my head. A blogger I follow name Michael W. Twitty (we both have a love for food). put in words I don’t think I could have expressed. This all came about due to a picture being post of him in the street dead with food around him. I wonder if the person who took so much time to Photoshop the picture ever thought about the fact that a life was gone from the world. No matter what you think about the case in Ferguson, Missouri, the fact still remains true. It is still OK to kill the African………..
“…It was the corroboration of their worth and their power that they wanted, and not the corpse, still less the staining blood.” James Baldwin, “To Be Baptized,” from No Name in the Street, 1972
I have been asked by many people to take a close look at the Michael Brown shooting case in Ferguson, Missouri and offer my opinion. I felt it best to take a step back and really absorb all the circulating currents of opinion and matters of fact before I made any personal pronouncements. This is my best attempt to answer that call, hopefully soberly, responsibly and with as much restraint as I can muster in the face of this deeply American tragedy. This is inherently a blog about food and food culture, but anyone who regularly reads this blog understands that it also is a blog about social and cultural justice. It is clear to…
I have a lot of people posting things that are so negative about converting. One of my FB friends posted this article and I wanted to share it with all of you. I think it is always good to see that there is another side or point of view to things. Hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did.
I saw this on FB posted by one of my friends. The joy my heart felt inspired me to share it with all of you in hopes that you too will share it with all your friends. When we bring light into the world, darkness can never stay around.