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Thursday, September 11th, 2008
10:30 am
Just curious, so... A poll!

What species does your fursona identify with?

Other Species?

Other Species?

Just was curious on the group makeup!
Monday, September 8th, 2008
2:16 pm
The high holidays are coming up!
What's everyone's plans? I'm likely going to temple with the wife for the nummy apples & honey, then suffer the fasting... After all, as i keep saying, 'Fuck it, I'll atone at Yom Kippur!' Well, it's almost time to atone! ;)
Thursday, July 31st, 2008
7:30 pm
Just wanted to say Shalom, and that I'm new here. I'm not a very religious Jew, but do identify as Jewish non the less. As for furry, I'm a wolf, mexican grey wolf to be exact.

Anyway, glad to have been accepted into what seems like a wonderful community!


Current Mood: happy
Saturday, July 26th, 2008
8:40 pm
Hi there
I wanted to introduce myself to the existent community here.  I don't have much more to say here past the usual greetings. I was very pleased to find such a place existed.
Thursday, March 20th, 2008
1:00 pm
Jewish Myspace Stuff
Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007
9:44 am
Jewish Arbor Day Plans?
For Tu B'Shevat this year, I'm going to collect donations via my paypal (stevengarrett1@cox.net) to plant trees in Israel in the group's name. Feel free to chip in what you can, even if it is a dollar, okay?

Current Mood: bouncy
Tuesday, December 4th, 2007
5:21 pm
WTF!? When was ham kosher?
Monday, September 24th, 2007
7:35 pm
Hi I am Flix
I’m a feathered Wyvern living in Australia. I love fur suiting and have just made my first full body suit of my character, based on a micro raptor(feathered small velociraptor that can’t fly) and an archeopterics(primitive bird). I have made many partial costumes before them which can be found on my Deviant web site …http://flixdragoness.deviantart.com/ under “gallery”
I am a traditional orthodox Ashkenazi Jew, I only go to shul for weddings and barmys. But I still call myself a practicing jewish person. I was taught in one of the biggest jewish schools in Australia and in my own way I keep most festivals.
I am proud of my Judaism when it makes me unique and proud of my furryness when that makes me unique. I tend to like being in the minority. I am also severely dyslexic so my spelling when I reply will be a little bad. Please have the heart to ignore it. I am older and more intelligent then my spelling lets on.
I have been on the yahoo mailing group for a few months now not knowing you had a LJ page till Snackcoon said it in a email. I am ShereeBoxer on the mailing list.

Current Mood: ecstatic
2:05 am
Art Project 5768!
Okay, so some people on the mailing list expressed a possible interest in this, so here it goes. I'm going to try to collect reference pics/descriptions of all the members of our group. Then, I'm going to try to find artists to do their take on everyone celebrating different Jewish holidays & Jewish life as furs. If anyone wants to assist with this idea, it's greatly appreciated since I'm not really made of $, and art gets expensive. So if you know an artist you like, comission them up for the project. Know a Jewish artist who might want to take part? See if they are interested. I think this could be a fun project for the year, and help make the group more active. What says everyone?
1:51 am
Welcome our latest member from down under, flix_wyvern! Let's welcome them into our little community here!
Thursday, December 14th, 2006
5:05 am
Help the tribe on the net! (X-posted)
I noticed today that http://www.jblogsphere.net/ is looking to pass on the torch for free. Anyone got lot a lot of free time, & want to run an Aggregator site?
Sunday, July 2nd, 2006
6:11 pm
X-posted Around: Blogathon 2006 and how you can help!
As some may know, I run a kosher Cooking blog called Renegade Kosher". What you may not know is I'll be participating June 29th After sundown in Blogathon 2006 to raise money for the Aleph Institute. This fine organization helps out Jews all over the world who are in need, in prison, or in the military to keep in touch with their Jewish roots, get Kosher food, and basically live a full Jewish life. For 24 hours, I'll be blogging to raise money for this charity. What I ask is that if ANYONE wishes to, they stop by my blog during this time and keep me company during the 24 hours.

Also, I am collecting pledges, to boot. If anyone wishes to pledge, then can go to http://www.blogathon.org/sponsor.php?blog_id=62 and either pledge per hour or one lump sum. Even if you can only pledge $5 or so, every penny helps out this wonderful charity. Thank you, and there's still time for anyone else to also join in on the blogathon. It only takes a few minutes to sign up, but the 24 hours spent blogging can help out so many. Thank you, and I'll see you all July 29th at Sundown...

Current Mood: hopeful
Monday, April 17th, 2006
10:41 pm
You know, this really made me chuckle, what with the current Pesach joy...

A Jewish mother's 21 steps to the proper preparation of gefilte fish:

1. Two weeks before a major Jewish holiday, call your daughter and ask her what she plans to serve at the festive meal. Express your outrage when she suggests serving doctored up canned gefilte fish. Offer to make the fish yourself.

2. Suggest that your daughter take a day off from work so that she can watch you make the fish, so she'll know how to do it for her kids after she has put you in The Home. Two days before the holiday, call your daughter and tell her that you hate to disappoint her but you simply don't have the strength to make gefilte fish.

3. While your daughter is racing all over looking for a substitute appetizer, get all dressed up and take a bus...and a subway...and another bus...

4. ...to an obscure fish store in a slum where they still sell LIVE CARP.

5. Examine the carp swimming in the fish tank. Ask the owner if any fresher carp will be arriving soon.

6. On principle, reject the first two fish that he offers you.

7. Accept the third or fourth. Allow him to fillet and skin the carp but NEVER let him put your fish near his electric grinder. Far be it from you to accuse someone unjustly, but you know he has ground dead carp in it.

8. Lugging three heavy shopping bags filled with fish, take three buses home, unless someone has told you about a way of taking four.

9. Call your daughter and tell her that you felt a little bit better and decided to go to your special fish store to pick up the carp. You know how busy she is right before the holidays so you didn't want to ask her to drive all the way out there.

10. Tell her how exhausted you are and describe in detail the assassin who tried to steal your pocketbook as you were boarding the second bus. Inquire whether your daughter would mind picking you up. You normally wouldn't ask but it's much easier to make the gefilte fish in her kitchen because she has all the latest electric gadgets.

11. Remove several washed mixing bowls from your daughter's dishwasher and then rinse them to make sure they are clean.

12. There should be a separate bowl for each ingredient so that dirt from the carrots will not get on the celery. Put the diced carrots in one bowl, the sliced celery in the second, the chopped onions in the third and then combine them all in a fourth bowl. Ask your daughter to stop whatever she is doing and come and watch you.

13. Eye your daughter's food processor with suspicion. Ask her to help you operate it. Chop the carp in it for 15 seconds, then move all the ingredients into your ancient wooden chopping bowl.

14. Rev up those Hadassah arms and attack the ingredients with a dull bladed hockmesser for 90 minutes. Demand that your daughter acknowledge the superiority of your withered arm over a horsepower motor.

15. Place your hand on your chest and moan. Accept your daughter's offer to help. Give her the bowl and the hockmesser.

16. Twelve seconds later, snatch the bowl and chopper out of your daughter's hands. Tell her to watch carefully so she'll be more of a help next year. Pulverize the fish with your chopper for another 52 minutes.

17. On the bottom of a cast-iron pot with a non-matching lid (rescued by your mother during a pogrom and brought in steerage to America), arrange slices of carrots, onions, celery, fish heads, skin and bones.

18. Form the chopped fish mush into oval patties and lay them gently on top of the ingredients in the pot.

19. Add liquid and seasonings, bring the pot to a boil, lower to simmer, cover the pot and let the fish cook until they're ready and taste good...but not as good as last year's.

20. After the patties cool, arrange them on a beautiful serving platter for your daughter and her guests. Dump the heads, skin and bones in a chipped bowl for yourself. Practice saying that the heads and the bones are the tastiest portions until you sound convincing.

21. The morning after the holiday, call your daughter and tell her that you just tasted a piece of bottled fish that was even more delicious than what she served last night. Tell her it's a shame you made it from scratch when everyone does such wonderful things with canned.

Current Mood: amused
Thursday, March 16th, 2006
12:49 am
Greeting from a new member!
Shalom! I found this group through Shadow (theassassinnox), my girlfriend. I introduced her to judaism, she introduced me to the furrydom.

I have been jewish my whole life, and proud of it. I am in Santa Cruz, CA and a member of Temple Beth El, though saddly I have not been to services (besides high holy days) in some time. Jewish heritage comes from Lithuwania, I am Ashkenazi and a Levi, though I do also have a direct blood relation to Luther. Fun, eh? Strong biblical name as well, first and middle being Michael Gabriel.

As for furry, I am fairly new to the scene, been in it a couple years and have attended Further Confusion (first year was 2003). If you went, you probably saw me. I am that really, really, really tall blonde guy.

Nothin' like being a 6'10" jew.

Anyways, a general hell oand greetings to all out there!

1:10 am
(This is me, having insomnia. Fwee!)

Here's something interesting. A study on Furry sociology says that, 'round 1998, 5% of furries were Jewish. Wikipedia says that around the same time, the Jewish population of the U.S. is around 1.5. Iiiiinteresting.

And, just to spark some conversation, since there are a few new people (*waves*)...
* Are you a secular Jew? Reform, Conservative, Orthodox? None of the above? Currently shifting from one to another?
* Have you had any formal religious schooling?
* How long have you been in the furry community and/or been a fur? Any particular areas you LOVE?
Let’s get to know each other a little bit, here.

My answers:
* I’m reform, but I really like Rabbi Harold Kushner’s books, and he’s conservative, so...hmm...somewhere in between...?
* No formal religious schooling. ;_; Poor meeee! It’s on my list of things to do, really...!
* My elder sister of 6 years was exploring furry way ahead of me, so I kinda grew up as a fur. Though I lean heavily into art, it’s definately a deeply woven part of my being. Rrwaor! :)

Current Mood: restless
Wednesday, March 15th, 2006
5:56 pm
Hey all
I'm new here. I am not technically a Jew, but am a Jew at heart. I keep semi kosher, and observe holidays, though I do not attend temple on a regular basis. I would like to officially convert some day, but that will have to wait until after my Bachelors. On my spare time, I am currently (slowly) working my way through "The Five Books of Moses" by Everett Fox.

I went to the Purim party at Temple Beth El. It was great, and Finwood was well received. She even won first place in the costume contest! (rewarded with bagel bucks for the Bagelry) Highlights:
~Made lots of new friends
~Have never received so many compliments in so little time (insert ego here)
~Was given a glass of spiked punch. Person who handed it to me...the Rabbi. *hehe*
~Discovered that vodka is very hard to find in a drink comprised of sherbert and 7up.
~Danced a LOT with friends
~Had a generally great time.

I also managed to get the most evil picture of Finwood:

Thanks for reading, and I'm glad to be here.


Current Mood: happy
Thursday, February 3rd, 2005
10:58 am
The community is under attack
The attacker is GNAA.  They are not specifically racists, just trolls.  The anti-semitic text is a lame attempt to make us mad at them.  Some of my non-Jewish friends are also currently being attacked by them, using other attack-texts that do not mention Jewish issues.  The attacks are coming from a variety of IP addresses, so presumably they are using a horde of zombie computers and banning the IP's they've already used would not be helpful.  Perhaps furrymouse can set the community to block anonymous comments until the attack is over?  In the meantime, posters can set their own posts to be friends-only for a day or two until the juvenile bastards move on (or, G-d willing, they suddenly grow up).
Wednesday, September 1st, 2004
8:21 am
Monday, August 30th, 2004
11:40 pm
Okay, the 411 is there's a CHANCE that we might be able to organize a Furry Birthright trip. I know I could likelyget free, or damn near free, for all the Furs of Jewish decent and their immediate families. It'd be more expensive, but I'm thinking of trying to set up with a travel agent (Damn, never a furry travel agent when you need one) or talk with Jewish communities and groups to try to have it so our Gentile friends who have been with us so long could go, as well, for an inexpensive price. Possibly make a trip of it ourselves away from the birthright groups, but following the same path, we'll see...
-IF- we can get it together, it'd be in late 2005, at the earliest. Possibly even 2006, if it had to be pushed back. Now, any thoughts on this? I doubt we could do it more than once, but that one time... *sighs* The chance of a lifetime, really. What do you all think?
Oh, and I re-opened membership to the community. Let's hope that doesn't come back to haunt me...
Friday, February 20th, 2004
5:29 pm
Okay, so Mel Gibson's 'The Pasion of Christ' will be coming out soon, and it's allready causing an uproar. Several Christian & Jewish groups combined are saying allready that the movie is not only anti-semetic, but will stir up moe anti-semite feelings than ever before in the world. What do you all think? Is it true, or is everyone worried for nothing? Let's hear some opinions, folks!

Current Mood: uncomfortable
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