Announcing Babka

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Slow Social Media

Babka/Mastodon users saying they experience a sense of “something missing” at first but then after a few days, they feel happier on Babka than they did on Twitter. Let’s talk about ...

Dec 15, 2022

How to migrate from JTwitter to Babka

If you’re ready to move from JTwitter (Jewish Twitter) to Mastodon/The Fediverse and aren’t sure where to start, this guide is there to help you make the transition.

Dec 10, 2022

Koshersoul- A review and reflection of intersectionality in the Jewish experience

Over the New Years holidays of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, I had the opportunity to listen to the audiobook of Koshersoul, by Michael Twitty. Because of all of the activity launching...

Nov 24, 2022

What does Elon Musk's Twitter Buyout Mean for Jews?

As of October 28th, Elon Musk will officially own a controlling stake in Twitter.

Oct 27, 2022

Balancing on the Mechitza - A review

In writing a recent post about being welcoming to trans folks on Babka, I wanted to understand the issues of trans Jews as much as possible. While I know many trans folks, and many Je...

Aug 14, 2022

Anti-Trans Hate Speech and Antisemisim

It’s not enough not to have barriers, you need to be explicitly welcoming.

Jul 21, 2022

Is Zionism a Babka value?

Zionism is one of the biggest things I’m asked about when it comes to Babka, on both sides. Is Babka Zionist? Is Babka Anti-Zionist? Let’s have a frank and honest discussion about it.

Jul 12, 2022

Jews Don't Count- A review and reflection

In between working on Babka, I recently had the opportunity to read (or technically, listen to the audiobook of) David Baddiel’s new book Jews Don’t Count. The book’s central premise ...

Jul 02, 2022

Are you wasting your time reporting hate speech on Twitter?

Twitter claims that it’s a safe place to exist online. It has extensive Community Guidelines designed that speak about harassment and hate speech, yet if you’ve reported hate speech t...

Jun 30, 2022