Belting Jewish Prayers in German Nightclubs
Months later, when people ask me to briefly describe my experiences in Berlin, I tell them I felt Jewish during the day and queer at night.
I’m Jewish, I promise
Hashkiveinu Adonai Eloheinu l’shalom v’ha’amideinu malkeinu l’khayim!
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I think about the many invisible struggles, the empty places I have had to fill for my kids. The bridges I’ve had to build.
My grandmother once told me that bringing bread into a home means that its residents will never go hungry.