Sounds like an oxymoron, right? God is central to Judaism and you can’t write them out of it. But the question of the nature of God is not really an important one in Jewish traditional theology; we’re not preoccupied with God, we just accept that God exists and don’t worry about it too much. The…
Someone asked in a comment on The Queer Diasporist facebook page whether or not Jewish communities try to control the lives of its members. Here’s my attempt at an answer:
On every street in every town
You hear those words a-buzzing
Little kids and grown-ups too
To strike they are demanding
Secular Jews like me live on the margins of Jewishness, without organized community, without institutions, without even recognition of our existence and legitimacy by most Jews and non-Jews outside of the reactionary bastion of the State of Israel.