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Reconnecting

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Reconnecting Connecting Packing Unpacking Repacking Identity False Identity Hidden Identity Revealing Identity True Identity Multiple Identity Anon 24th November 2015

ISA Visual Sociology Newsletter. Filming for the Ritual Reconstructed project

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Ritual Reconstructed (RR) is a Jewish LGBTQI community/academic creative project. It involves “factual filming,” focus groups, bricolage workshops, exhibits, and community screenings. My role on the project is that of filmmaker, and my background consists largely of factual…

On the Way Up

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On the Way Up ( Extract)  My father built pastry towers from afar back in the fifties he called his own fingers nifty his buttery turrets were topped with sugar stars and London was laid out in currants…

A Jew Some Place Else

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A Jew Some Place Else ( Extract/stanza 1 )        Forever I wanted to be a New York Jew blaring out my Jewishness, beatniking around bagel cafes swinging my Levied hips, right into The Village to meet Ginsburg.…

Liberal rabbis to speak at pioneering LGBTQI event

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Liberal rabbis to speak at pioneering LGBTQI event Liberal Judaism’s rabbis will be speaking at a very special Ritual Reconstructed event at JW3 on Tuesday November 24, which seeks to examine Jewish life through an LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual,…

Tribal Britain

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The first time I was made to feel like an outsider was at the age of 20 – by a throwaway remark from someone I had considered a friend. “Oh, I don’t like Jews” was what she said…

The Orange on the Seder Plate: ways that the Jewish LGBT community has adapted ritual and ceremony.

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Keshet as part of UK LGBT History Month 2015 By Searle Kochberg In Interaction Ritual Chains (2005), Randall Collins proposes that successful rituals “create symbols of group membership and pump up individuals with emotional energy”. A lot of…

A relic from the past, my perfect Seder plate

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My artefact started life in Israel in the early 1960s, where as a tourist souvenir it was sold to an American couple from New Jersey. It depicts at its centre David’s Tower in Jerusalem. What is it? Better…

The Ritual Bricolage workshop 29th July 2015

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The Ritual Bricolage workshop is an exploration of how LGBTQI Jews in Britain can reclaim something that has perhaps been denied to us in the very gendered and traditional world of Judaism. Sometimes rituals can be very meaningful if we feel a…

Police investigating alleged anti-Semitism at Pride in London

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Police are investigating allegations of anti-Semitism made by a Jewish group at Pride in London. A group of Jewish participants in the parade complained to police about a number of pro-Palestine activists at the event, which was held…