Once again, I am moved by the number and thoughtfulness of your answers! We have such a special community here of people interested in New Jewish culture. It leaves me verklempt. Take a minute to read through the answers if you can.
The winner is:
- Aliza "La Jewminicana" Hausman said...
What do you mean are you a Jewish American or an American Jew? Of course, I am both. My identities are not mutually exclusive. On Shabbat, I am always a Jew at rest. But when, like this year, the 4th of July falls on Shabbat, I don’t want kugel or gefilte fish. I demand already-been-barbecued-before-Shabbat hamburgers, fries and chicken wings. It is here in America with its astounding religious freedom that I can be both fully Jewish and fully American. I can be a child of immigrants, strolling towards my kosher stores on every corner listening to Michael Jackson classics from the IPod earbuds in my ear.
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- Diversity t-shirt that says, "It takes all of us to make the land bloom," from Jean Roth of Rotem Gear
- Alan Oirich's latest Jewish Hero Corps comic book
- We Can Rise CD by Chana Rothman
- Cool Jew book from Lisa Alcalay Klug
- "No Limit Texas Dreidel" game invented by Jennie Rivlin Roberts and Webb Roberts
- "Salud!" Dreidel Drinking Game from ModernTribe.com
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For those of you who are curious as to how we pick the winners -- I (Jennie) use a random number generator and if it matches (a) a real attempt at an answer (which all of them usually are) and (b) I can contact the person (I will go searching for your contact on your blog, Twitter, website), then that is the winner. If either (a) or (b) isn't true, I generate another random number.