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Sunday, April 12th, 2009
6:45 pm
[movehalfaninch]
an amazing book i need to recommend - Ace of Spades by David Matthews
this is my first posting. hello! my name is sarah, and i'm half black half jewish. my mother is jewish.

A friend of mine recommended a book called 'Ace of Spades' by David Matthews (you can find it here: http://tr.im/iGsu), and I love it so much. I'm half way through it and I can't believe how great this book is. It's so funny and personable. There are moments where I have to put the book down and just burst out laughing. But wow, is it well written! David Matthews is poetic with his words. Truly astounding.

Here's a brief description from The New Yorker:
The son of a Zionist white mother and a Malcolm X-admiring black father, Matthews, in this memoir, is a boy without a race in a city, Baltimore, that requires him to choose one. The story of racial pinball is not entirely unfamiliar: the black kids reject him as too light-skinned, the whites as too broad-nosed. But Matthews displays improvisational verve—blacks are "burnished" and "browned butter," and whites are anything from "alabaster" to "a puffy marshmallow in Baltimore’s steaming cup of cocoa"—and narrates with the vigor of a movie script. Indeed, it is on television that, as a child, he finds the clarity he yearns for. "I was a living contradiction of elements that shouldn’t have been," he writes at one point, whereas on TV "everything was black, or white, and a lot like life."

Really, i can't recommend this book more! I love it! Have you read it?


here's the author, david matthews:
Friday, May 9th, 2008
3:44 pm
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3:37 pm
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Monday, September 24th, 2007
1:18 pm
[yuksi21]
For serious only
Hi guys,
Soon I am going to the birthright 10 days free trip to Israel as a part of the team,
I am looking for Jewish people who are interested in going ages (18-26).
Please let me know if you are interested-for serious only
via email julia@ezraus.org
or 866-245-0947
Sunday, April 15th, 2007
1:25 pm
[leapingcustard]
AISH prague/israel trip
Hi Y'all,

Does anyone know about AISH? /has anyone gone on an AISH trip? I have to decide by tonight if I want to go on one of the May/June trips, but I'm wondering (since I've heard of it's cult status :-o) if the "education" part would be too much education for me. I went on birthright three years ago, but I love to travel, want to go to Prague a lot, and would enjoy seeing Israel again. What do you think? For $499, is it worth it?

Thanks in advance for anyone's input/advice.
Tuesday, April 12th, 2005
12:49 pm
[sixtyeightlife]
jews rock!!!!
I just want to say that you jews rule. I'm your biggest fan.You wear pieces of cotton on your head, you rule. You get more presents and more holidays than christians, you rule. You actually have a physical piece of your religious history that has been mostly untampered with, you rule. You have last names like Schmaertz and Kramer and Steinboulger, you rule. Israeli women are also the sexiest women alive. Similarly, jewish men with big muscles are fucking HOT. And yes, I am being serious here, you rule. You light candles during Hannukah, you rule. You have this holiday where you live in a tent, you rule. Some of your holidays involve drinking wine to the point of intoxication, you rule. Like I said, you jews are just awesome. I love you guys.You're the best.

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