Christmas Eve is abrim with lots 'o Matzo Balls and other events designed with Jewish singles in mind.
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It’s official. While some will be drinking eggnog and wondering what will be under their tree, a number of Jewish singles parties will have people wondering who they will meet at the bar (or perhaps under a tree after leaving a bar). A number of the parties claim to be the “official” Mazto Ball – but all that matters is that you have a good time and dance ’till you drop.
More than anyone else, gay Jews are have cause to reflect on Weimar Germany’s mixed legacy.
On the one hand, both gay and Jewish culture flourished in that place and time, and had a dramatic impact on the rest of the world. On the other, that period was also full of menace, of threats that the Nazis would soon carry out.
Yet tomorrow, proud and vital members of this group will board a plane for Berlin to grapple with that history – and go clubbing.
Even as the brilliantly sunny Sunday of the Celebrate Israel Parade turned into an overcast and chilly start to the workweek, excitement persisted over the long-sought inclusion of a coalition of organizations representing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered Jews.