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For NYC area Leather Jews: KinkyJews 'n Friends Happy Hour [12 Jul 2010|05:15pm]

davidfcooper
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NYC Jewish events tonight, tomorrow, and Saturday night [24 Dec 2009|07:21pm]

davidfcooper
For NYC Jews:
Xmas Eve NYC Jewish parties--including Kinky Jews at Heebonism--and concerts (scroll part way down the page)
Xmas Day NYC Jewish events + Saturday night Jewish indie rock
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NY Jewish Culture Examiner: Follow up to an earlier story [24 Apr 2009|06:12pm]

davidfcooper

NY Jewish Culture Examiner: Follow up to an earlier story
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an amazing book i need to recommend - Ace of Spades by David Matthews [12 Apr 2009|06:42pm]

movehalfaninch
this is my first posting. hello! my name is sarah, and i'm half black half jewish. my mother is jewish.

A friend of mine recommended a book called 'Ace of Spades' by David Matthews (you can find it here: http://tr.im/iGsu), and I love it so much. I'm half way through it and I can't believe how great this book is. It's so funny and personable. There are moments where I have to put the book down and just burst out laughing. But wow, is it well written! David Matthews is poetic with his words. Truly astounding.

Here's a brief description from The New Yorker:
The son of a Zionist white mother and a Malcolm X-admiring black father, Matthews, in this memoir, is a boy without a race in a city, Baltimore, that requires him to choose one. The story of racial pinball is not entirely unfamiliar: the black kids reject him as too light-skinned, the whites as too broad-nosed. But Matthews displays improvisational verve—blacks are "burnished" and "browned butter," and whites are anything from "alabaster" to "a puffy marshmallow in Baltimore’s steaming cup of cocoa"—and narrates with the vigor of a movie script. Indeed, it is on television that, as a child, he finds the clarity he yearns for. "I was a living contradiction of elements that shouldn’t have been," he writes at one point, whereas on TV "everything was black, or white, and a lot like life."

Really, i can't recommend this book more! I love it! Have you read it?


here's the author, david matthews:
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NY Jewish Culture Examiner: Kinky Jews 4th Annual Kinky Passover Seder [17 Feb 2009|04:09pm]

davidfcooper

NY Jewish Culture Examiner: KinkyJews 4th Annual Kinky Passover Seder (Apr 05, 2009)
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Bigger, badder, better BENT!! {Toronto, Ontario, Canada} [19 Mar 2008|10:08pm]

blackorchid1
[ mood | excited ]

** Please feel free to forward **

Bigger, badder, better BENT!!

BENT is the little tart of a play party that your parents warned you about. It’s time to freshen up this little tart with a new pair of hose and some bright red lipstick! Yes, there are changes afoot and I wanted to take a minute to tell you about them.

BENT is on Saturday, April 5th, 2008
9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Tickets are $20.00 per person.

Your admission price includes light snacks and desserts, water and non-alcoholic beverages available all evening, even if you’re not playing!
The party is held at a private venue - location disclosed upon registration.

Please take note!!

The biggest change is that registrations will now be pre-paid.
Please take a moment to read and follow the registration steps at:
http://www.bentplay.com/#reg

The deadline for reservations is noon on the day of the party to ensure that all registrations can be processed in time. Registration after that deadline is at your own risk, as e-transfer processing time is variable. We reserve the right to refuse entry to those not on the registration list, so don’t put it off. Register now!!

What else is new?

For those who’ve never attended this party (or even if you have), you may be interested in seeing photos of the BENT play space, our equipment and even a photo of your host!
Check out the new images page on the web site at: http://bentplay.com/images.htm

The rest of the details!

Remember that volunteers for BENT get in free on the night they help out. If you're willing to help with setup, teardown, door or DM shifts, please contact me at bent.signup@gmail.com Let me know what you can do, and if you have any shift preferences.

The rules for BENT are easy to view, and you’ll find them here:
http://bentplay.com/rules.htm

Please contact me at bent.signup@gmail.com if you have questions about anything related to BENT.

Hugs and pinches from your host,
Dana (Black Orchid)
http://www.bentplay.com

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Did anyone watch "The Jewish Americans" on PBS? [29 Jan 2008|09:08pm]

adpfromga

Last three Sundays.  Great stuff:

http://www.pbs.org/jewishamericans/jewish_life/index.html

Gave my wonderful (goy) husband and partner in all sorts of nefarious activities, an idea what I meant by explaining myself as culturally Jewish - identifying strongly as a Jew, but not practicing Judaism.

Yes, I know leather content, nil, but you all really don't want to hear about that part of my weekend!

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Fetish Fair Fleamarket XXX: Jan. 11 - 13, Providence, RI [10 Jan 2008|12:13am]

redknight
[ mood | excited ]

NELA's 30th Fetish Fair Fleamarket will be held this weekend in Providence, RI. Events kickoff Friday night with a fashion show, dance, and pool party. Vending and classes will be open on Saturday and Sunday.

NELA and The Network/La Red are holding the "Creatures of the Night" Fetish Masquerade Saturday night in the Providence Biltmore Hotel.

The fabulous Kinky Jews birds of a feather (BoF)[1] session will held again Saturday night from 6:00p - 7:00p (or whenever we get tired of talking).

More details can be found at http://www.nelaonline.org/fff.php

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birds_of_a_Feather_%28computing%29

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Pansexual Leather Social Group Forming in Northeast USA for 21-35 y.o. and their partners! [07 Jan 2008|04:57pm]

c4bl3fl4m3
[ mood | on a mission ]

PLEASE CROSSPOST ANYWHERE APPROPRIATE!

From pony_sprite
goLEATHER Northeast is holding its first meeting/party on Saturday January 26th in Rockville, MD!

What is goLEATHER?Collapse )

goLEATHER Northeast's first meeting will be held in a transit-accessible location in Maryland on January 26th, 2008 from 4pm till our hosts throw us out! Our first formal meeting will dissolve into a social party and potluck so please bring something with you if you are attending. Please contact the email below privately for location information. As always, goLEATHER is 100% free to attend.

More information can be found at http://www.goleather.org
If you would like to RSVP and receive the address you can do so to at smileyponie@gmail.com

(x-posted all over teh blagoblags [and by that, I mean Teh LJ blagoblags])

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seek couples willing to be interviewed and photographed for a book [08 May 2007|07:22pm]

davidfcooper
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Attempt #1 to bring life here [15 Apr 2007|06:59pm]

doobie
Discuss: How has being Jewish shaped your life in the scene?
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You're invited to A Unique Seder for Unique People (Washington DC) [30 Mar 2007|11:36am]

c4bl3fl4m3
[ mood | excited ]

Hey there!

Every year, my friend herodotusjr and I hold a Passover seder, and this year we're opening it up to all the freaks, geeks, queers, kinks and weirdos in the greater Washington DC area!

Read below for more information, and if you want to come, make sure you RSVP via the website link below!

*****
THE EVITE PAGE WITH ALL THE INFO:
http://www.evite.com/app/publicUrl/c4bl3fl4m3@gmail.com/weirdopesach
*****

What?: A Unique Seder for Unique People
When?: Saturday, April 7th @ 7 PM
Where?: herodotusjr’s House – College Park, MD

(Actual address to his house found inside the evite. Make sure you RSVP.)

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Feel free to pass on this notice to any group, list, or LJ community (or individuals) that you think might have people interested in attending. Just make sure that they RSVP via the Evite page above!

We hope to see you on that Night That's Different From All Other Nights!

(x-posted to a bunch of different from the norm Jewish and other spiritual communities)

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Quick Intro [30 Mar 2007|11:23am]

c4bl3fl4m3
Hey there,

I'm C4bl3Fl4m3. I'm a bisexual, genderqueer (bigender), switch. Unapologetically non-lifestyle. I have a tendency to go subby (and female/feminine) around masculine people, and a tendency to go toppy (and male/masculine) around feminine people. I live in the Washington DC area.

Jewish-wise, Judaism is part (but certainly not all) of my spiritual path. I was raised Catholic, but was introduced to Judaism via Jewish boyfriends. They have since gone on to become friends, but my love of Judaism remains.

I joined so I could put up a post about the Unique Seder for Unique People that me and herodotusjr are having.
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Yiddish Wikipedia [04 Mar 2007|02:53pm]

redknight
[ mood | amused ]

(Crossposted to myknishdelish and redknight.)

Did you know there is a Yiddish version of Wikipedia? I don't speak or read Yiddish, but I'm really curious to know why there was a flogger on the front page last Thursday (03/01). Unmodified screenshot at http://pics.livejournal.com/redknight/pic/0000gwt6

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Introduction [25 Feb 2007|12:01am]

submissive_kisa
[ mood | tired ]

Hi there. i'm called kiska. i'm 20, living in south FL and a bisexual submissive. i go to college full-time and also take care of my parents full-time. i was born Jewish, but a few months ago decided to begin observing and learning more about the faith. i found a peace that i hadn't had before, and now i'm looking for friends who are also Jewish and Lifestylers. 

*smiles* Many blessings.

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Well the info said to post an introduction.... [28 Jan 2007|08:49pm]

doobie
I'm a single 28 year old male living outside of Boston. Just dropping in to say hi.
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[14 Jul 2006|10:59am]

lthrdyke
It's been kinda quiet for a while.... so I figured I'd toss a few questions out onto the table... 
Do you tend to think of yourself as a Jew who's kinky or Leather? 
Or as a Leather or kinky person who's Jewish? 
How much does your Judiasm influence your kinK? And vice versa?
Do you tend to be active in your local Leather/Fetsh/BDSM/Kink Community? Why? or why not?
Ditto for your local Jewish community? Why? or why not?

Just asking.
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Introduction [08 Jun 2006|04:01pm]

lthrdyke
Good afternoon everyone.
I am new to the group and wanted to post an introduction.
My name is Lori. 
I have been "out" publicly in Leather for about a decade, give or take a few months. I don't count my years of private play & research in my experience since no one can verify that.  I've been active in the public Leather communities in Dallas, and Albuquerque. I have served on organizing committees for various "runs"  (from Beyond Vanilla in Texas to Rio Grande Leather in New Mexico). I am a diehard volunteer. I am a former Leather Titleholder: International Ms. Leather 2004.  And I won a Pantheon of Leather Community Service Award for the Rocky Mountain Region for 2006. Even though I am not a reigning titleholder I maintain a busy schedule, holding down a full time job in addition to traveling extensively as a Leather Educator, activist and public speaker. 
As far as my Judaism goes, it's a relatively new facet of my life -- thanks in part to the whole Leather thing ( a long story best saved for a smoky bar room or for 'round a campfire ). I am in the process of converting. I  have found a temple... a great Rabbi with whom to study... and a very supportive and accepting community there... even found the gay chavurah...  we attend their monthly Shabbat dinner and Torah study...
For what it's worth... spiritually speaking, for perhaps the first time in my life, I feel like I have shoes that fit.
Thanks for "listening."
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The School of Torture [06 Jun 2006|01:15pm]

polydad
True Majority sent me some spam about torture, and I responded to it. I think you may enjoy my response:

http://polydad.livejournal.com/359359.html?view=1337279#t1337279
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