By Sasha Gayle-Schneider
If you had exactly six words to describe your life, what would they be? As a continuation of the book Six-Word Memoirs on Jewish Life published by SMITH Magazine, the online storytelling community founded in 2006, Reboot will highlight Six-Word Memoirs on Jewish life from some of the many diverse communities grappling with Judaism, meaning and identity.
What does Judaism mean to you? What is Jewish and Jewishness? What communities are most defining of your identity? This week, read memoirs from college students who took a moment to reflect on their experiences and what Judaism means to them.
Categories for upcoming weeks include activism, spirituality, artists, LGBTQ and Russian Jewish life.
Delicious Shabbat dinner featuring promiscuous Jews.
Radical Yiddish queer seeks (his)tory degree.
Judaism is finally my personal exploration.
Finding mutual friends from sleepaway camp.
Openness to love, freedom to explore.
Jewish guilt, one of a kind.
The Chabad always has shabbas dinner.
Seeking: bracha, kavannah, two-state solution.
Learning with friends kept me engaged.
Others party on Fridays. We daven.
Jewish dorks bond over bad television.
Traditionally observant. Politically progressive. Oy vey.
Closing my computer on Friday afternoons
Mind numbing professors attempt Talmudic resuscitation.
The Jewish establishment makes shit hard.
I’m Jewish and I like it.
Liberal arts: religiously atheist, oppressively intellectual.
Community, Shabbat, Holidays bring Jews together
Seamless transitions from Biggie to Carlebach.
Oh wow, you know them too?