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Movies you should watch: Arranged (2009). Find it on Hulu!

Synopsis: Rochel is an Orthodox Jew, and Nasira a Muslim of Syrian origin. They are both young teachers at a public school in Brooklyn. They also have something else in common—they are going though the process of arranged marriages through their respective religions and traditional customs. With both family pressure on the one hand, and the rejection of traditional values by the outside world on the other, Rochel and Nasira will have to rely on each other and their friendship to pull through this difficult time of their lives, striving to be strong women in charge of their own happiness, while keeping their deep religious and cultural convictions.

This movie is soo good! You should definitely watch it if you haven’t already, it’s lovely.

I know what I’m doing after class tomorrow.. 


I truly cannot recommend it enough, and omg Nasira is a perfect human being, and the actress who plays Rochel gets down SO MANY OF THE TICS of movement and gestures and everything that codes an ultra-Orthodox American Jewish woman. PERFECTION.

insane troll logic: tributary: sometimes i want to return to being interested in politics,...



sometimes i want to return to being interested in politics, but then someone on here or elsewhere will compare something that isn’t hitler and the nazis to hitler and the nazis and other people will nod and agree without a trace of irony. don’t compare things that are not hitler…

first of all, shut the fuck up.

“whoever was responsible for the armenian genocide”

second of all, you’re dumb. shut the fuck up.

The Holocaust Just Got More Shocking






The Germans had vastly more work camps and ghettos than anyone knew.

OH, my….I”m…I can’t…..

Fucking hell doesn’t cut it.

*table flips*

In Berlin alone, researchers have documented some 3,000 camps and so-called Jew houses, while Hamburg held 1,300 sites.

Dr. Dean, a co-researcher, said the findings left no doubt in his mind that many German citizens, despite the frequent claims of ignorance after the war, must have known about the widespread existence of the Nazi camps at the time.

“You literally could not go anywhere in Germany without running into forced labor camps, P.O.W. camps, concentration camps,” he said. “They were everywhere.”


This is Hannah Senesh, or in Hungarian, Hanna Szenes, and in this photo, she is pictured in a Hungarian uniform costume for Purim. Why is that interesting, you may ask? Well, as it turns out, Hannah would end up infiltrating Hungary towards the end of World War 2, by way of parachuting into Yugoslavia, along with 37 other Jews from the British Mandate of Palestine.

Hannah Senesh was actually born in Hungary, on July 17 of 1921, to a Jewish family who was fully assimilated into Hungarian society. Her father died when she was six, and she lived with only her mother and her one brother. By all counts, she was a gifted child, doing very well in school. She lived in Hungary until she was 18, when she emigrated to the British Mandate. Hannah recognized that the situation of the Jews in Hungary was changing, and eventually came to support the cause of Zionism, and as a show of support made the ultimate choice of leaving Hungary and emigrating. She left behind her mother and her brother, and arrived in Nahalal on September 21st, 1939, almost a month after Germany first invaded Poland.

She studied at the Agricultural school in Nahalal, again doing very well in her studies. After graduating, she applied to join the Kibbutz Sdot Yam, a farming collective located just north of Hadera and south of Haifa. She is accepted as a member, and joins the Kibbutz. During this time, she composes the poem for which she is famous, Halikha LeKaesariya, Walking to Caesaera, also known as Eli, Eli, for the two words of the opening line. Eventually, in 1943, Hannah learns of a very interesting thing that is happening: a unit is being organized by the Haganah (the main Jewish militia in the Mandate) to go to occupied Europe and assist in the rescue/saving of Jews being transported to concentration camps. Hannah applies, and is accepted into the program in June of 1943. Her training begins that December.

The unit was organized and operated under the auspices of the British Royal Army, and her training took place in Egypt. She was formally in the Womens Auxiliary Air Force, in the rank of Aircraft-woman, of the second class. After her training, she was regarded as a part of the British Special Operations Executive, or SOE. Finally, after roughly two and a half months worth of training, she and two other colleagues, Yossi Palgi, and Peretz Goldstein, parachute into occupied Yugoslavia.

There was a problem however: it had previously been decided that the mission to Hungary was too dangerous, and so the mission was called off, and the three were told to await for further orders. Hannah, however, decided to continue on with the mission. She decided that the cause of rescuing Hungarian Jews was too great to give up. She made her way to the Hungarian border, and eventually crossed into the country. Fate is cruel, and she was captured shortly after arriving in Hungary. After being captured, she was stripped and tortured for three days. She was constantly threatened, told that her mother would be killed, if she did not give up information about the mission; who the parachutists were and how they could be misdirected. She held firm, not giving up a single piece of information. She was transferred to a prison in Budapest, where the torture continued. Hannah always held firm, however, always having hope in her mission. She communicated to other prisoners, and kept their spirits held high by singing to them, and by drawing the star of David in the dust, to give them hope. She was eventually tried and convicted for treason. She was executed on November 7th, 1944. She was survived by her mother and her brother, and her remains were interred on Mt Herzl in 1950. She was exonerated by the Hungarian military in 1993, after the fall of the communist government. Hanna Szenes, ז”ל, may her memory be for blessing.



It’s so much fun being an American Jew you can pick between a left wing that diminishes your experiences and a right wing that either openly hates you or embraces you because they see you as a soldier in their race war against Islam hahaha oh what jolly times we have.

#obviously you go with the left but you have to prove you’re one of the good ones

I pick the libertarian wing. At least I don’t get antisemitic bs from them.

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