Antisemitism, autistic culture, Autistic History, Disability Culture, Disability History, Discrimination, Jewish Culture

Autistic History: Grunya Efimovna Sukhavera

Grunya Kuhavera was a Jewish Ukrainian psychologist who discovered autism almost 20 years before Leo Kanner and Hans Asperger published their work. They did not have the first accounts of autism, Dr. Sukhavera did. Dr Sukhavera was born in Kiev to a Jewish family of Kahaim Faitelvich and Rakhil losifovna Sukhavera. Dr. Sukhavera graduated medical… Continue reading Autistic History: Grunya Efimovna Sukhavera

Antisemitism, Discrimination, Holocaust, Jewish Culture, Queerphobia, Racism

Whoopi Goldberg Made AntiSemitic Comments About the Holocaust, Jews are Not Surprised

Whoopi Goldberg, born Caryn Johnson, is well known and loved worldwide and is most famous for her roles on Star Trek and the classic movie series Sister Act. Many are unaware that she has a history of antisemitism that a lot of people don't know about. It all Starts From a Name She decided to… Continue reading Whoopi Goldberg Made AntiSemitic Comments About the Holocaust, Jews are Not Surprised

Jewish Culture

Jewish Holidays: Hannukah

Hanukkah is known as the Festival of Lights. Most Goyim (non Jews) know it as a Jewish holiday around the time of Christmas that involves giving gifts. From this they draw the conclusion that it is the Jewish Christmas and that simply is not the case. It is a minor holiday on the Jewish calendar… Continue reading Jewish Holidays: Hannukah

Holocaust, Jewish Culture

The November Progorm, Kristallnact, The Night of Broken Glass

The November Progrom, Kristallnact or the night of broken glass took place on November 9-10, 1938. This was a violent anti Jewish demonstration that took place across Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic).  Nazis justified these riots as the reaction to the assassination of the German official Ernst vom Rath. He was killed… Continue reading The November Progorm, Kristallnact, The Night of Broken Glass

Ableism, Ableism Rebuttals, Antisemitism, Discrimination, Holocaust, Jewish Culture, Queerphobia, Racism

The Ableist and Racist/Anti-semitic Act of Co-opting Logos

Often in history, there are symbols that have a specific meaning. It can be especially sacred to an ethnic group or considered a hate symbol to another. Quite often, these symbols are co-opted by another group, used within white supremacy. It is racist and in some cases, ableist. Black Lives Matter Logo was Co-opted by… Continue reading The Ableist and Racist/Anti-semitic Act of Co-opting Logos

Antisemitism, Discrimination, Jewish Culture

Twitter Paints the Star of David to be Hateful Imagery

Imagine being proud of your identity. Imagine the symbol of that very identity being labeled as "hateful imagery." This very thing happened to Jewish Twitter account holders who used the מגן דוד Star of David as a profile picture. Their accounts were locked. "We have determined that this account violated the Twitter Rules. Specifically for:… Continue reading Twitter Paints the Star of David to be Hateful Imagery

Antisemitism, Jewish Culture

Anti Semitism in 2020

During most problems in society, the Jewish people are usually to blame by white supremacy. This is especially true now. There is no doubt that now is a racially tense time. This is the time for different minorities to band together. The Jewish community has been standing for the Black community as soon as the… Continue reading Anti Semitism in 2020

Ableism Rebuttals, Jewish Culture

A Jewish Reaction to an Autistic Child Being Denied First Communion

A few days ago, there was a news article about a little boy being denied the first communion at his Catholic church. It was because he is nonverbal and cannot understand right from wrong.  I am Jewish so, I am not well versed on what first communion is but I know it a rite of… Continue reading A Jewish Reaction to an Autistic Child Being Denied First Communion

autistic culture, Disability Culture, Holocaust, Jewish Culture

The Blue Pumpkin and Why I will Never Get One for my Children

With Halloween coming up, the blue pumpkin project has surfaced online. The blue pumpkin is to make the autistic children stand out so people know that the child may not be able to say "trick or treat." It seems innocent enough but the autistic community as a whole is against this. Blue for autism was… Continue reading The Blue Pumpkin and Why I will Never Get One for my Children