I say the joke ‘my mother is onto her 3rd marriage – to a pig farmer, which is awkward because we’re Jewish.’ It normally gets a laugh, in that room in Amsterdam it doesn’t.
This is a call to arms inspired by Alex Fein’s recent JWOW article ‘Exile Never Felt So Good.’ I was glad to see someone had written about how hard it is to do this thing: to add to the Jewish cultural landscape. So many of us are doing a lot of volunteering to add to […]
I am a fabled Jew of the North, of the red lipstick wearing, Radio National quoting, back yard chook owner variety. I am conversant in acronyms, grant writing idioms and the bureau speak of the not for profit sector from my day job and I can wax lyrical for hours about the perils, pleasures and […]
I grew up in the working class town of Sunderland, North East England. It is a cold harsh place, filled with closed coalmines, discontinued steel works, a defunct ship building industry, heavy drinkers and aggressive soccer fans. At school there were kids who burnt down classrooms and bullied others relentlessly. The bullying was meted out […]