Hey guys, I’m MaNishtana, and today’s Rosh Chodesh Shvat. You know what that means. That means that Nisan is only two months away. And THAT means that Pesach is only nine weeks away. Which means that we’re only nine weeks away from… …this: Yep, I suppose it was only a matter of time before a […]Read more "Countdown…"
Hi, I’m MaNishtana. And you probably got here from http://www.manishtana.net. Or http://www.manishtanasmusings.com …Or http://www.manishtana.wordpress.com So confusing, I know. So that’s why I decided to consolidate very single place I’ve ever blogged right here at my original ORIGINAL WordPress blog. Also, it was driving my SEO crazy. I’m compiling the best of each site into this […]Read more "Well, hello there"
Hi, I’m MaNishtana, and not a week ago a grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson on any charges in the shooting death of Michael Brown. Tonight, a grand jury has decided the same for Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the choking death of Eric Garner. And I have someting to say about that. […]Read more "Never Again"
All throughout the Gaza conflict, there were headlines of a certain kind that bothered me in a certain way. “Israel or Palestine? Do Black People Have A Stake In The Conflict?” “Why The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Should Matter To Black People” “What Side Should Black Americans Take On Israel?” “Why African-Americans Should Support The State of […]Read more "What Side Should Jewish-Americans Take On Ferguson?"
Hi, I’m MaNishtana, and welcome to the new year and first post of 5775! Like many of you, I, too, was greeted post-Simchat Torah with the news of Rabbi Barry “Peeping Tom” Freundel’s arrest for voyeurism in the women’s mikvah. Now, we all know how I feel about the mikvah. But this was just downright […]Read more "All Your Rabbis Are Belong To Us. Except When They’re Not."
Hi, I’m MaNishtana, and it’s time for something new. Again. Yesterday saw the unveiling of Jewnited Nations Magazine, a project I’ve been working on for a little while and so far has gotten a pretty good reception. And today I’m closing the doors on MaNishtana’s Musings, making way for my brand spanking new old site, […]Read more "Mah Nishtanah Ha-MaNishtana Ha-Zeh?"
Hi, I’m MaNishtana, and right now I am seriously, seriously, seriously annoyed. Yet again, in an amazing show of irresponsible journalism and a masterful tapestry interweaving falsehoods, half-truths, emotional pandering, and guilt-baiting, the latest article from Tablet Magazine reads “Black Jewish Congregations Get Their Own Prayer Book, After Nearly a Century”, with a heartstring-tugging subtitle […]Read more "After Nearly A Century, American Judaism STILL Can’t Be Bothered With The Difference"