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red-diaper baby

red-diaper baby  n.— «As a red-diaper baby, a Jewish kid with left-wing, atheist parents, I was, of course, friendly with my few red-diaper brethren in the projects.» —“The Wanderer” by Janice Eidus New York...

Blessing Way

Blessing Way  n.— «Anyway, I’m into doing/creating women’s ritual. I led my first Jewish “Blessing Way” ceremony on Sunday (a ritual for preparing a woman for birth popular among homebirthers and traditional cultures)...

FLOP

FLOP  n.— «Often the groom’s family pays for what’s known as FLOP—flowers, liquor, orchestra and photography/videography—and the bride’s family covers the reception. This usually comes out even, according to Rosenthal, especially since the...

blue

blue  adj.— «Andrea Simon, 31, of the Northeastside, is the daughter of a black mother and a white, Jewish father. “What I call myself is a “blue,” for black and Jew,” said Simon, the owner of a marketing firm...

hero shot

hero shot  n.— «They get greedy. They don’t play smart. They try to hit what I call “hero shots” instead of smart shots. That means, they try to hit shots that, if they hit it 10 times, they might make it once.» —“Brian...

can count on no hands

can count on no hands  v. phr.— « I was raised Orthodox and I can count on no hands the number of my friends and associates who know anything important about Torah. » —“Re: healing the rift between reform and...