Tag Archives: doykeit

Oh yeah! Doykeit #2 is here!

21 Feb

diaspora

It’s a doozy. You can get it on Storenvy or pick it up at the New York Feminist Zinefest next week! I’ve been thinking a lot about the relationship between decolonizing Palestine and decolonizing Judaism (see this excellent and thought-provoking piece from Heike Schotten and the other pieces in that series) and I am grateful to all the contributors to this issue for participating in these kinds of conversations, and writing some beautiful pieces!

jb

Diaspora (Jacob and the Angel)

25 Jul

diasporasmall
The deadline for Doykeit #2 (the diaspora issue) quickly approaches and I have finally come up with a potential cover–like the cover for #1 references the story of Ruth and Naomi, this one draws on the story of Jacob wrestling the angel in a queer(ed) hermeneutic (#nerd). Send me your submissions by August 1st!

-jb

Call for Submissions: Doykeit #2

25 Feb

Doykeit #2—“Diaspora”

The concept of ‘doykeit,’ Yiddish for ‘hereness,’ is taken from the pre-World War II Polish-Jewish group The Bund, which believed that Jews have both a right to live and a political commitment to work for change ‘here and now.’

Doykeit seeks to speak to the cross-sections of Jewish and queer/feminist identification and how these might inform an anti-Zionist or Palestinian solidarity politic.

For this issue of Doykeit, we ask for writing and art that considers one or more of the following topics: diaspora, home and “homeland,” galut, displacement, dispersal, remembrance, intergenerational relationships, borders, nationalism, and violence.

“The word ‘diaspora’ means dispersion. It originated in the Septuagint, one of the original Greek translations of the Bible: Deuteronomy 28:25: ‘thou shalt be a diaspora in all kingdoms of the earth.’…”

Some questions to consider:

–site(s) of diaspora and site(s) of “home”

–diaspora in a globalized society

–What does it mean to be a diaspora Jew (politically, spiritually etc.)?

–How is diaspora complicated/ take on different meaning in different Jewish communities (ethnic, geographic, denominational, etc.)?

–How do we build solidarity between/ within diasporic/ exilic communities?

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Due JUNE 1st May 1st 

500-1,000 words preferred

Either formatted into a ½ size zine page or unformatted word document

Images must be black and white, 300+ dpi

Send submissions/ inquiries/ requests for Issue #1 to sassyfrasscircus@gmail.com

Doykeit available online

4 Sep

Due to Etsy raising their listing fees, I’m going to have a go at just using paypal to distro some zines. If you want a copy of Doykeit, just paypal sliding scale 3-5$ to sassyfrasscircus@gmail.com and include your shipping address somewhere. If you live outside of the US I super appreciate the extra buck or two to cover the additional postage. I tried to use the generated code for a paypal button but seemed to fail at that also. So basically let me know if you want a copy of Doykeit. I know folks have expressed interest and no one is distroing it right now (cept for yours truly).

JB

This cat wants you to come to the D.C. Zinefest

26 Jul

If somehow you’ve missed all the information about the Zinefest, go to dczinefest.com or the Facebook invite and make yer plans to be there. I’ll have a brand new zine, Doykeit #1, ready and waiting.

❤ jb

Call for Submissions: Doykeit Zine

29 Nov

After receiving some submissions and speaking with some invested folks, I realized that this project is bigger than Sassyfrass (see previous call) and deserves more time and space. Now it is its own zine, and you get more time to submit!

We are seeking submissions with a central theme of the cross sections of Jewish and queer identity, and how those identities might inform an anti-Zionist or Palestinian solidarity politic. Some organizing frames include the concept of “doykeit” or “hereness,” diaspora, assimilation, the rhetoric of “self-hate,” decolonization of Judaism, and experiences of queer identity as a Jew or in a Jewish context. Submissions should take the form of personal narrative, whatever mediums you want to use to express that. Any JPEGs should be black and white, high contrast and at least 300 dpi. The issue will be 1/2 size and black and white. Send submissions to sassyfrasscircus@gmail.com. The deadline is February 20th! Submissions are staying open until I get enough to make a solid issue! So send me your stuff!

❤ jb

Call for Submissions: Sassyfrass Circus #8

7 Oct

After 7 issues of Sassyfrass Circus, I have decided that #8 is going to take the zine in a new direction—I am opening it up officially to submissions with a central issue theme of the cross sections of Jewish and queer identity, and how those identities might inform an anti-Zionist or Palestinian solidarity politic. Some organizing frames include the concept of “doykeit” or “hereness,” decolonization of Judaism, and experiences of queer identity as a Jew or in a Jewish context. Submissions should take the form of personal narrative, whatever mediums you want to use to express that. The issue will be ¼ size and black and white. Send submissions to sassyfrasscircus@gmail.com. Also I’m trying to get the issue out before the Philly Zinefest, so the deadline is November 4th!

FAQs:

Q: Do I need to be queer to submit?
A: Nope! If you’re interested in submitting to this zine you probably should.

Q: Are you a self-hating Jew?
A: Go back to AIPAC.