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Christmas, College, and Dumb: Another thing! If you live in a college dorm that has a polcoy against candles being lit in the rooms, and you want to light a menorah for Chanukah, seek out help advocating yourself from your local Chabad, Hillel, or other assorted Jewish organization. They know how to deal with this stuff and will help you work on a compromise with school officials. You have a right to celebrate Chanukah. neoacidic "my religion is more important than other people's safety!!" sorry but do you hear yourself? celebrate, if you must, but don't infringe upon others or think you're above the law (when the law is no unjust.) thinkherenow: surprisedentistry: femme-radicale: surprisedentistry: realsadjewishhours: keshetchai: 5779: keshetchai: 5779: today on Weird Goyische Meltdowns I have literally had my gentile neighbors start two actual real apartment fires in the last MONTH because they can’t keep an eye on their cooking, meanwhile I light candles ALL THE TIME AT HOME and never set ANYTHING ON FIRE BECAUSE I AM RIGHT FRIGGIN THERE. Do you know what I do with Chanukkah candles on?? I turn off my lights and watch them melt and maybe I do something with my hands but I keep an eye!!! On!!! THEM!!!! #… holy shit guys there’s LED lights for a reason #like if it’s that much of a danger just use LEDs for your decor lighting a menorah reeeeally is not “decor”  It’s NOT that much of a danger. I live in an “adult” neighborhood of apartments (i.e. Not with college students) and again, people have caused two fires this month while making breakfast. One fire burned down most of the building next door to mine. regular old adults using a microwave or stove! But when I light my candles for either Shabbat or Chanukkah I am WATCHING them. I have tin foil nearby, I have water nearby, my religious observances (which aren’t fulfilled by an LED light) are not, in my experience, the greatest fire hazard around. You know what is? People making breakfast people not cleaning LINT out of their dryer. Also LED lights do not fulfill the Jewish obligations that candles/oil do. We literally cannnot use LED lights please stop suggesting this. gentiles on this post have been weirdly convinced that they’re the only ones who know about decorative electronic menorahs and that they just need to educate the ignorant jews  What the fuck? If you want to have your candles go live somewhere those are allowed instead of putting others at risk and making everyone around cater for you. today on Weird Goyische Meltdowns The National Fire Protection Association reports “Between 2012-2016, U.S. fire departments responded to an average 170 home fires that started with Christmas trees per year. These fires caused an average of 4 deaths, 15 injuries, and $12 million in direct property damage annually.” but go off on the Jews for doing their thing. Hey everyone Id like to just speak up for my Jewish friends and followers and say y'all should stop being dumb fucks and respect Judaism and the people who observe it!!! You do not know more about thing relating to their religion than they do! You are not entitled to tell them to stop practicing their religion properly when they explain they have been doing it safely! Any fires caused by someones menorah is not at the fault of Jewish people! It is at the fault of that specific person not watching their candles! Same as if you dont watch a stove! Shut the fuck up or Ill punch you!To all my Jewish friends and followers: I apologise for these ignorant fools - light your candles and have a Happy Chanukah!!!
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Life, Period, and Tumblr: Ms. Pie from Apples @lechatsavant Follow Judaism also allows women to use hormonal birth control, so disallowing insurance coverage also violates our religion MamaDeb Persists@ mamadeb The 20 week abortion ban violates my religion. I'm utterly serious - Judaism requires abortion for the life of the mother. 6:18 PM-3 Oct 2017 Ms. Pie from Apples @lechatsavant Follow I should clarify: making birth control difficult to obtain violates the Jewish religion. Halacha allows us to use it. 6:21 PM-3 Oct 2017 Ms. Pie from Apples @lechatsavant Follow Jewish women routinely use the pill to avoid their period so they are not niddah (menstrally unclean) on their wedding night. 6:28 PM-3 Oct 2017 Ms. Pie from Apples @lechatsavant Follow Contraception is allowed so long as it does not impede the flow of semen. So technically, a vasectomy is prohibited. The pill is not. 6:29 PM-3 Oct 2017 Ms. Pie from Apples @lechatsavant Follow Denying me or any Jewish woman the right to have birth control or an abortion is violating my freedom to practice my religion Fin 6:31 PM-3 Oct 2017 stephrc79: dancinbutterfly: jewish-suggestion: A Jewish perspective on reproductive justice and birth control access from twitter user @lechatsavant. IDK about other Jews, but I want all goyim who see this - especially American goyim from Christian backgrounds - feel free to keep this in your pocket the “freedom of religion” birth control argument comes up. In fact, I encourage you to use it.  Oh I fuckin’ will. Thank you, Jewish side of tumblr, for dropping knowledge!
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