October 3, 2011
Hi, Half-Jewish Network members! This is an update and will also test how this blog works as an email newsletter.
Greetings to all of you who are Jewish-identified and observing Rosh Hashanah, the Ten Days of Awe, Yom Kippur (Saturday, October 8), Sukkot (Thursday, October 13) and Simchat Torah (Friday, October 21).
Saturday, October 15 is the saint’s day on the Roman Catholic and Anglican calendars of the great mystic St. Teresa of Avila, the patrilineal grandchild of a Jewish-Christian intermarriage. Her Jewish grandfather and his Christian wife and half-Jewish son were forced to flee one city and move to Avila to escape the Inquisition’s scrutiny.
Advance greetings to everyone, Pagan-identified, secular or just plain partying on Halloween, Monday, October 31.
Advance greetings to all of you who are Christian-identified and will be observing All Saints Day on Tuesday, November 1.
Those of you in Mexico will be observing the Day of the Dead on Wednesday, November 2.
Greetings to our Muslim-identified members observing Eid al-Adha on Monday, November 7.
Update: I’m in the process of notifying the over 1,000 members of the Half-Jewish Network that we have a new website and that they can now subscribe to this email blog/newsletter.
It will be a slow but steady process, as I cannot just input their email addresses for the newsletter — they must visit the website and sign up. But expect to see the number of “followers” of this website rise gradually over the next year.
I will be contacting you every few weeks with news about the group and other items of interest. Feel free to post on our “About/Message Board” or answer questions from other half-Jewish people posted there.
Robin Margolis, Coordinator