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Enzi Tanner, a black, trans, Jewish community organizer in Minneapolis, hosts the show that dives into the intersectional lives many in the Jewish community lead, and how those intersections come together and inform. The title is a combination of the Swahili word Kuumba, which means "to create," and the Hebrew word Hineni, which literally means "I am here," but often is used to denote presence.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Enzi Tanner, a black, trans, Jewish community organizer in Minneapolis, hosts the show that dives into the intersectional lives many in the Jewish community lead, and how those intersections come together and inform. The title is a combination of the Swahili word Kuumba, which means "to create," and the Hebrew word Hineni, which literally means "I am here," but often is used to denote presence.

    7. Finding Your Authentic Self

    7. Finding Your Authentic Self

    Who are you? Who do you want to be? And can you get to that place in an authentic way? In the first episode of 2023, Enzi encourages us to begin to think about living our lives authentically. And really being willing to challenge the status quo, not just externally but also internally.

    • 9 min
    6. Looking Back, Looking Ahead

    6. Looking Back, Looking Ahead

    On the final episode of 2022, Enzi looks back at what has been a year of big changes for him and looks ahead to what he hopes can be in 2023. What are you hoping to see next year?

    • 16 min
    5. Kislev and Dreaming Big Dreams

    5. Kislev and Dreaming Big Dreams

    As it's getting dark earlier and the nights last longer, it's the perfect time to sleep more to recharge. But it's also the month of Kislev -- the month of dreaming. Enzi talks sleep, dreams, and the power of renewal with Reuven McCullough, a sleep technician and rabbinical student at ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal.

    Text study https://assets.nationbuilder.com/jewishaction/pages/16462/attachments/original/1670619738/Bend_the_Arc_Hanukkah_Text_Study.pdf?1670619738

    Terms discussed:
    Kislev - a Jewish month at the edge of fall and winter. It is the month of Hanukkah.
    Samekh - The 15th letter in the Jewish alphabet. The word samekh means "support" in Hebrew
    Keshet - the word means "bow" like the rainbow or bow of 'bow and arrow.' It is also the Hebrew word for the constellation Sagittarius.
    Kivah - An internal organ, some think the milk stomach of a ruminant.
    Marah - the gall bladder

    • 43 min
    4. Intersectionality & the Colorado Springs Shooting

    4. Intersectionality & the Colorado Springs Shooting

    Graie Hagens is back this week to talk with Enzi about the shooting at a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs on Nov. 19, and the fear that comes from being black, trans and Jewish in public.

    • 49 min
    3. Black Jews Discuss Kanye & Kyrie

    3. Black Jews Discuss Kanye & Kyrie

    Enzi talks with Graie Hagens, one of the founding members of the Black Jewish Liberation Collective, about anti-Black racism and antisemitism, while addressing the social and political impact of the recent antisemitic remarks by Ye and Kyrie Irving. Note: this episode was recorded before the elections so some of the predictions didn't age too well!
    https://www.blackjewishliberation.org/

    • 40 min
    2. Election Volunteering and Neurodivergence

    2. Election Volunteering and Neurodivergence

    Election Day is next week, and campaigns are always looking for volunteers to text, call or doorknock. How can you help do this vital work for your candidates of choice if you are neurodivergent? Enzi, who has talked about his fairly recent autism diagnosis, talks about he manages this stressful time of year.

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Khesed Bein ,

Powerful, necessary Torah

I started with the Disability Pride episode, and Enzi reminded me of the freeing power of diability justice.

I’ve been pretty disconnected from disability justice circles for several years now, and in other movement spaces there’s often a capatalistic-like push to always be working.

Disability justice means rest is sacred. Our bodies have needs, and we must honor those needs.

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