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TV showing Netflix to represent a blog about PC Culture in television and comedy with gay jokes and Jewish jokes

Gay And Jewish Jokes

“In PC culture, no one can take a joke anymore!” Oh hush, imaginary other part of this conversation. This is a frequent battle cry, but also a lazy cop-out and only scantily half-true. You can’t tell bad jokes without people being offended. We still live in an age in which stand-up and sitcoms are considered…

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"Every Note Played" by Lisa Genova

Book Chat – “Every Note Played”

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s Disease affects the motor neurons to the brain and spinal cord. It is progressive and ultimately leads to loss of speech, the ability to eat and move, and the ability to breathe. In “Every Note Played,” Lisa Genova chronicles the story of Richard, a world-class pianist, who has…

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We Were Asked To Draw G-d

Through the conversion process thus far, while I’ve enjoyed learning about Judaism, the parts that have been the most meaningful to my fiancé and me are the aspects that go into our personal views about faith, in general, and Judaism, in particular. In our last session, we were supposed to talk about the High Holidays,…

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Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events

Judaism And A Series of Unfortunate Events

If you were a fan of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events books, you need to check out Netflix’s TV show adaptation by the same name. This book series was so popular when I was younger that the inner child in me was ecstatic to see it was being turned into a show. Now that…

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5 Great Outdoor Drinking (and Eating!) Spots in Detroit

As of June 21, summer is officially here! Seems like it’s been forever, huh? Well, no worries! With the summer solstice comes warmer weather, longer days full of sunshine and — of course, this is an alcohol blog — patio drinking! Soak up some Vitamin D while soaking up some booze at these five exemplary…

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Love & War: An Alex and Eliza Story

Book Chat – “Love & War”

I have never been a big fan of historical fiction, but I am a big fan of “Hamilton.” So, that fascination led me to Alex & Eliza (Penguin Young Readers Group, 2017) by Melissa De La Cruz. When I heard that a second book was coming out this spring, I knew I had to read it.…

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In Chicago for the ACES conference.

Judaism Beyond STEM

At the moment, I’m in a state of transition. I’m not a student anymore, but I’m also not someone with a full-time job. Something that I was hoping would help this awkward transition was attending a professional conference. Little did I know that there would be a Jewish freelance editor originally from Metro Detroit among…

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The O.C.

The O.C., Judaism And Seth Cohen

Lately, I’ve been into older shows, and one show that I recently delved into was The O.C. The O.C. took place in the early 2000s, something that’s evident in the way the characters dress and the things they say. The show features a group of teenagers and their families who live in Newport Beach, Orange County,…

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Detroit Opera House

My First Opera – The Summer King

I’ve listened to and performed a lot of classical music. I’ve sung along to many pop songs. I have jammed out to 80’s rock with my parents. My sister has even locked me in a room with her and forced me to listen to musical soundtracks over and over again. But even with all of…

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Learning About Judaism: Six Degrees of Separation

We’ve started the conversion process and are several weeks in at this point. And, as it turns out, there are connections everywhere. [similar id=43974 type=all] We were out to dinner with my fiancé’s family to celebrate his grandmother’s 90th birthday and they were asking about the conversion process. We were talking, and my fiancé’s cousin…

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