Three Great Reads from the Jewish Journal
On Jewish weddings, creative aging, and “OG Jews.”
…the combined share of secular Israelis who’d choose a Jewish wedding, Rabbinate or not, is less than 50%. In other words, more than half of the seculars in Israel would not choose a Jewish wedding… A Jewish wedding ought to be something that we all want — an uncontroversial and happy celebration that mixes the personal and the communal.
This series is about creative aging, and inherent in aging with creativity is courage, coupled with a more urgent responsibility to speak up against injustice. I was compelled by last week’s story about the USC School of Social Work, issuing an edict that the word “field” is to be excised from the lexicon of their professional terminology.
These are the “OG Jews”, the “original gangsters” (an internet slang to describe an extraordinary person) whose old-school attitudes and personal experiences made them acutely sensitive to the old story of the Jewish diaspora and how it always unfolds, even in the United States. While most of American Jewry floated along in a dreamlike haze of social action pseudo-religion and dangerously and naively attached itself wholly to one political party, these old-fashioned communities of “OG Jews” stood apart.