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Anonymous asked: isnt saying "dragging someone" aave bc im not sure about thejewsareinspace but if it is i know you maybe should not use it possibly

it probably is tbh i am gonna stop thanks anon 

i am REALLY BAD about using aave bc of real life and shit?? so pLEASE call me out if you see me doing that like i’m never gonna get hurt i need reminders when you have the spoons to do so?? its all on me but nEVER feel bad about calling me out guys <3 

thejewsareinspace:

because you are COOL and everything you said was LEGIT and I have also accidentally dragged people like this isn’t a unique fuck up and yeah

yeah but im an adult

my fuck ups should be things like eating ice cream for dinner

not crying about unemployment and accidentally insulting people :/

tbh ice cream for dinner sounds aMAZING 

pichestbuasri:

We now know the facts: Girls are so pretty.

thejewsareinspace:

wellbehavedwomen-dontmakehistory:

thejewsareinspace:

wellbehavedwomen-dontmakehistory:

thejewsareinspace:

i am really fucking tired of people going ashkenazi = white (and therefore any other jew = poc)

there are non white ashkenazim

there are white sephardim, etc etc etc insert sub-culture of jew here

stop trying to fit the diversity of our people into bullshit tumblr logic

it’s bullshit

i am a ashkenazi jew of color and that was NOT the intent of the post. If you have ideas on how to rephrase it please let me know so i can fix it!

but that post is coming from my experience as an a jew that does not “”“look Ashkenazi”“” in a big ashkie community in america that has not been great to me? nor other Ashkie Jews of Color. 

colorism in other jewish communities is not one i feel comfortable trying to include in these posts, as i know jackshit about it and the dynamic there. 

goddamnit

i wasnt trying to drag you

i assumed i didnt know the background in which you were making that post. i admit when i read it it touched a nerve but not because of YOUR POST in particular, but because of other posts that used similar language.

when i read your post i was like “they’re probably talking about something they experienced and im not going to derail it” and i just started my own post bc yeah, the language you used was similar to other stuff i saw that i didnt like

i wasnt trying to drag you, swear to hashem. i was trying to make sure i didnt derail. i would never intentionally go up to someone to tell them how to express their own lived experiences, and im REALLY SORRY if it came across that way

oh thank hashem i was REALLY scared that maybe you were trying to drag me and i was gonna be really sad because you’re one of my faves

but also i’m super anxious and paranoid about everything all the time for theres a good chance it was all in my head so

but no i completely get that!!! there are lots of posts like that that piss me off too and i got your back on any and all of those <3 <3 <3 sorry for the misunderstanding!!

yeah honestly my post was one of whining and i made it not in RESPONSE to your post but bc i have a knee jerk reaction to that kind of language (and that ISNT YOUR FAULT AND HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU) and i davka did NOT want to put my whining on your post

i should have been better and not quoted/misquoted you (i was just blindly reacting to language and not thinking tbh), i should have used the phrasing from previous posts. (which i suspect were NOT written by jews or colour, or even jews at all, which is why its so patronizing and makes me feel like uggghhhhhhhh) that was totally my bad, and i fucked up on that, and i caused you worry and blegh. stepped outta line, stepped outta my lane, and that was wrong of me. i’ve been doing that a lot lately, that’s twice in one month :(

i think you’re pretty awesome too! :) 

and FTR - you ARE right.

thank you for the apology i super appreciate it! stay awesome please :)

bisexualzuko:

Jews are white. Yes, even Ethiopian Jews. Didn’t you hear me? All Jews are white. Even Chinese Jews. Desi Jews. Biracial Jews. Even converts who would be people of color if they hadn’t converted. All Jews are white. A L L  J E W S  A R E  W H I T E

the mikveh at the end of the conversion process? its full of whitewash. everyone who emerges is white. all white. entirely white. whiteness is inevitable.

officialdaddyegbert:

Gentle reminder that people working in customer service are paid to be nice to you and you should not fucking flirt with them because you’re probably making them extremely uncomfortable you piece of shit don’t force us into engaging your gross ass

thejewsareinspace:

wellbehavedwomen-dontmakehistory:

thejewsareinspace:

i am really fucking tired of people going ashkenazi = white (and therefore any other jew = poc)

there are non white ashkenazim

there are white sephardim, etc etc etc insert sub-culture of jew here

stop trying to fit the diversity of our people into bullshit tumblr logic

it’s bullshit

i am a ashkenazi jew of color and that was NOT the intent of the post. If you have ideas on how to rephrase it please let me know so i can fix it!

but that post is coming from my experience as an a jew that does not “”“look Ashkenazi”“” in a big ashkie community in america that has not been great to me? nor other Ashkie Jews of Color. 

colorism in other jewish communities is not one i feel comfortable trying to include in these posts, as i know jackshit about it and the dynamic there. 

goddamnit

i wasnt trying to drag you

i assumed i didnt know the background in which you were making that post. i admit when i read it it touched a nerve but not because of YOUR POST in particular, but because of other posts that used similar language.

when i read your post i was like “they’re probably talking about something they experienced and im not going to derail it” and i just started my own post bc yeah, the language you used was similar to other stuff i saw that i didnt like

i wasnt trying to drag you, swear to hashem. i was trying to make sure i didnt derail. i would never intentionally go up to someone to tell them how to express their own lived experiences, and im REALLY SORRY if it came across that way

oh thank hashem i was REALLY scared that maybe you were trying to drag me and i was gonna be really sad because you’re one of my faves

but also i’m super anxious and paranoid about everything all the time for theres a good chance it was all in my head so

but no i completely get that!!! there are lots of posts like that that piss me off too and i got your back on any and all of those <3 <3 <3 sorry for the misunderstanding!!

fucknojasonbiggs:

rellephant:

wellbehavedwomen-dontmakehistory:

crackedbrain321:

wellbehavedwomen-dontmakehistory:

support converts

support converts 

protect converts from jews who feel the need to hold them to a higher standard, who feel that them being ethnically jewish makes them better than goyim or converts. 

protect POC converts from racism within the jewish community 

Protect queer, trans, and gender-nonbinary converts from being turned away for being queer, trans, and gender-nonbinary.

Protect converts at all of these intersections of oppression.

Protect children of converts from the need to question whether they’re really Jewish based on their parents’ status as converts.

PROTECT CONVERTS AT ALL COSTS.

Protect and believe converts who have been victimized.

Protect converts from victimization by respecting and including them.

thejewsareinspace:

i am really fucking tired of people going ashkenazi = white (and therefore any other jew = poc)

there are non white ashkenazim

there are white sephardim, etc etc etc insert sub-culture of jew here

stop trying to fit the diversity of our people into bullshit tumblr logic

it’s bullshit

i am a ashkenazi jew of color and that was NOT the intent of the post. If you have ideas on how to rephrase it please let me know so i can fix it!

but that post is coming from my experience as an a jew that does not “”“look Ashkenazi”“” in a big ashkie community in america that has not been great to me? nor other Ashkie Jews of Color. 

colorism in other jewish communities is not one i feel comfortable trying to include in these posts, as i know jackshit about it and the dynamic there. 

fatmanatee:

Twitter suspended users for posting the Jennifer Lawrence pics, and I’m kinda pleasantly surprised? Like twitter is actually doing the right thing? Now if they could be more proactive with harassment…

Btw, it’s apparently TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND users who got suspended.

Jewish bloggers

d-d-d-dyke:

Do not allow the recent events in Gaza to distance you further from a Jewish identity (whatever that may be to you)

Do not allow others to convince you that this is a problem of Jewishness or Judaism

Do not allow this shame by association to dictate who you are (believe me i carry the responsibility on my shoulders every hour of every day I have never felt such pain)

Let this serve as a catalyst in your RETURN to Jewish identity, in SPITE of Israel’s absolute fuckery

We can’t afford to lose each other
We need you
I need you

so tl;dr today has been an angry jew day

brought to you by invalidating american narratives of judaism, shul ambivalence, intense levels of procrastination, and the letters F and U

rellephant:

wellbehavedwomen-dontmakehistory:

crackedbrain321:

wellbehavedwomen-dontmakehistory:

support converts

support converts 

protect converts from jews who feel the need to hold them to a higher standard, who feel that them being ethnically jewish makes them better than goyim or converts. 

protect POC converts from racism within the jewish community 

Protect queer, trans, and gender-nonbinary converts from being turned away for being queer, trans, and gender-nonbinary.

Protect converts at all of these intersections of oppression.

Protect children of converts from the need to question whether they’re really Jewish based on their parents’ status as converts.

PROTECT CONVERTS AT ALL COSTS.

Anonymous asked: What do you say to Jews of color that say non-mixed Ashkenazim are white, and it's invalidating to say otherwise? Especially if they themselves are Ashkenazi as well?

fegeleh:

i got this message hhours ago, i hope u check back i was out all day!!

I would say that that un-nuanced classification of ashk’im as white is, well, not just un-nuanced, but factually wrong. (also it’s important to note that not just ashk’im can be white-passing. sephardim and mizrahim can both be white-passing, as i’m sure other groups of jews can be as well, just as many won’t be.)

here is a potential problem. many goyim believe that ashk’im are not genetically jewish. like that our genes can’t be traced back to the israelites, but that we are either simply european or, well, khazars, or something. while i hope this wouldn’t be the case, i can potentially see non-ashke jews internalizing this ..

we can see examples of NON-white-passing ashk’im in jeff goldblum and oded fehr - 100% ashke jewish, 100% NOT white-passing to ANYBODY(unless maybe ur like actually LITERALLY colourblind, perhaps although not really cause both of them have rly ~jewish~ features, goldblum more so.)

the actual physical whiteness or non-whiteness of ashk’im is extremely varied. many ashke jews are 100% white-passing to my eye, and many aren’t. i put “to my eye” in italics bc that’s the ~nuanced~ part of this discussion: that whiteness is NOT a concrete, factual, measurable, quantifiable quality. u can’t make the claim that i’m white in the same way that u could make the claim that my hair is brown and my eyes are hazel. no one has ever argued with me about my hair colour or eye colour, but many and often have people argued my whiteness. and i look very white. do i benefit from many aspects of white privilege?that’s a huge and resounding yes. does my ashke-ness afford me that white privilege? NO!!!!!!!!!!! my ashke-ness is, in spite of how ashk’im have been racialized as white in this part of the world, what has rendered me NOT-white in many people’s eyes.

**edit**: re-reading this, i want to add that the normalization of ashke-ness in the n. american jewish narrative (“ashkenormativity”) and cocurrent (might not be the right word but its’ the one that comes to me rn) racialization of jews as a “whole” (keeping in mind ashkenormativity, this really means the racialization of ASHK’IM as a whole) from “jewish” to “white” has a huge effect on intra-jewish relations btwn ashk’im and non-ashk’im. i think it’s really important to make ashkenormativity visible and to address it within our own community. as ari az-zawraq has mentioned, it’s important to distinguish from ashkenormativity/ashke privilege (a specificially jewish concept) and white privilege - while the 2 intersect, they are NOT the same things.


while i haven’t yet actually written it, i have a list of points i intend on writing about re: jewish racial identity that might help point anyone interested in a good direction of where to look for more info on this.

i don’t quite understand part of ur message, specifically

and it’s invalidating to say otherwise?

do u mean a particular JOC is saying that it’s invalidating to THEIR ethnic identity to say that ashk’im are NOT white? if that is what u mean, like, then i dont rly have an answer for u, i would have to speak to the person to try to understand where they’re coming from, bc from where i stand rn i rly don’t see how that makes any sense at all.

and

Especially if they themselves are Ashkenazi as well?

i don’t know if u mean that a JOC who is mixed with something else AND ashke? if so, i don’t think that makes any difference for my answer.

williamshaqspeare asked: So, I'm a quarter Azerbaijan, and mostly jewish otherwise. My question is, why do white supremacists see jews as non-white? That's really fucking stupid. They may have been not white 2000 years ago, but now, they're white. Why consider them different? It's just weird and idiotic

exposing-racists:

i’ve always seen jewish ppl as white (I actually lived near a synagogue when i was younger and would see them walking/biking places and most of them looked white as fuck to me idk) I think its because white supremacists follow Hitler and his ideology. And maybe they’re jealous of how Jewish ppl are often seen as successful (stereotype I know but I’m just guessing) and how racists/modern kkk/white supremacists are often seen as white-trash//hicks/country/trailer park trash etc :) 

somebody wanna get this or