Naked Jewish Girls
- (jew) a person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties
- The Jews (יְהוּדִים “Yehudim” IPA), also known as the Jewish people, are a nation and ethnoreligious group originating in the Israelites or Hebrews of the Ancient Near East.
- Relating to, associated with, or denoting Jews or Judaism
- of or relating to Jews or their culture or religion; “He is Jewish”; “a Jewish wedding”
- (of a tree, plant, or animal) Without leaves, hairs, scales, shell, etc
- (of the eye or ear e.g.) without the aid of an optical or acoustical device or instrument; “visible to the naked eye”
- (of an object) Without the usual covering or protection
- bare: completely unclothed; “bare bodies”; “naked from the waist up”; “a nude model”
- having no protecting or concealing cover; “naked to mine enemies”- Shakespeare
- (of a person or part of the body) Without clothes
- (girl) daughter: a female human offspring; “her daughter cared for her in her old age”
- A female child
- (girl) female child: a youthful female person; “the baby was a girl”; “the girls were just learning to ride a tricycle”
- A young or relatively young woman
- (girl) a young woman; “a young lady of 18″
- A person’s daughter, esp. a young one
naked jewish girls – The Whole
After her father loses his job, Sonia Nadhamuni, half Indian and half Jewish American, finds herself yanked out of private school and thrown into the unfamiliar world of public education. For the first time, Sonia’s mixed heritage makes her classmates ask questions—questions Sonia doesn’t always know how to answer—as she navigates between a group of popular girls who want her to try out for the cheerleading squad and other students who aren’t part of the “in” crowd.
At the same time that Sonia is trying to make new friends, she’s dealing with what it means to have an out-of-work parent—it’s hard for her family to adjust to their changed circumstances. And then, one day, Sonia’s father goes missing. Now Sonia wonders if she ever really knew him. As she begins to look for answers, she must decide what really matters and who her true friends are—and whether her two halves, no matter how different, can make her a whole.
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But anyway, back to the naked girl. I know I have this reputation, here on the internets, but sadly, alas, you must believe I have rarely lived up to it. Only once, in all the course of time, have I ever been in bed with a naked (or clothed) 17-year-old girl, and that was the youngest girl I ever was in bed with. Maybe she was from Canada. Probably she was from Canada. Anyway, I was a good bit younger than I am now, so at least it wasn’t quite so dirty-old-mannish.
I was in the graduate writing program at the University of Arkansas. I thought, and I’m not going to pull any punches here, that I was hot shit. There were many other excellent writers there who just as well could have thought they were hot shit, but probably my head was more swelled up than theirs. (One of those people who might have thought that they were hot shit is my buddy Joe Jackson, who has a book coming out from Farrar, Straus, and Giroux soon. You should buy it.) Anyway, one of the last people to get there that semester (the new program enrollees came in early so they could get a head-start, learning the introductory comp that they would be teaching to in-coming freshmen) was this fellow we’ll call Aaron Rabbinowitz. Aaron got there late, and he took a room in a motel. And he just stayed in that motel for the whole school year. I myself could not have done that. At least I guess they came in every day and made his bed.
I don’t want to stereotype, but Aaron looked like a guy who just came in on the last boat out of Cracow. He looked fresh from the shtetl. He was short, he had a long thin face and a hawk nose and hooded brown eyes, and long stringy hair. Seems like he wore a coat everywhere, like a long coat, like a western bank robber. I may be making that part up.
Anyway, I thought I was a smart guy. Aaron really was a smart guy. His stories were polished and complete and mature in a way that mine certainly weren’t. Aaron could talk knowledgeably about the story of ideas. Our professors did not like the "story of ideas," but Aaron could tell you why they were wrong. In fact, every day after workshop, Aaron would tell me just exactly where the Uncles (we called our main writing teachers, Bill (William) Harrison, Jim Whitehead, and John Clellon Holmes, the Uncles) had been wrong. Aaron had read everything (I had read a mere fraction of his reading list). He’d read the Russians, of course. He’d read all the major Americans. He’d read all the Jewish writers, Singer, Bellow, Malamud, Roth, the other Roth, all those guys.
Aaron seemed to know everything, and he had an opinion about everything. Here’s how smart, how observant, Aaron was. You’d be talking about someone, some other smart person. Maybe they would be getting ready to do something or say something, and you didn’t know what it was they were going to do or say. And Aaron would say, "here’s what he’s going to do," or "here’s what she’s going to say." And then that person would do or say what Aaron said they were going to do or say. That’s how smart he was.
And of course he was a very funny guy. I’m sorry that I’m not going to be able to get him being funny down on the page, but trust me, he was funny. Maybe his funny was a little more involved, not so much the one-liner kind of funny. I’m sure he was one-liner funny too.
So I hung out with Aaron. I didn’t have a kitchen that first year, so I ate out every night, and so did he. So we’d hang out and talk. At the end of the spring semester, Aaron says, "heh, what are you doing this summer? We’ll go to Saratoga, we’ll rent an apartment, and we’ll hang out there." And that’s exactly what we did. We got this two bedroom apartment in this old house that was pretty close to the track, and close enough to Yaddo that you could go over there and walk around in the gardens. I really didn’t know too much about Yaddo. Now I know that it was at least as good a place to get laid as it was to write anything, but I only knew that famous writers had spent time there then.
Of course, I was supposed to be writing, that summer. I doubt if I ever did write much of anything.
I actually had a girl I’d met back in Fayetteville towards the end of the spring semester, and I wrote to her, and she wrote back, and sent me little drawings. I could have had a great time if I’d stayed in Fayetteville.
Being serious now, in the movie to be woken up from the ‘dream’ the characters needed to get the ‘kick’, which is the feeling of falling. And that got my mind turning.
Maybe we all need to get that free falling feeling to wake up and find our way back to reality. Whether this is in the way that you are living a life that you know isn’t what God wants for you. Or whether you aren’t a believer, yet you still know the path you’re going down is toxic. It’s funny how we do things knowing they’re wrong and how we do things that have hurt us before again and again and again. I don’t think there’s much wrong with that to be honest, it’s life. Life is just one huge learning process.
Even though I’m being lame with all the Inception references, in the movie if you don’t get the kick you get stuck in this dream world of nothing. Can’t you relate that to your life? Those times you refused to realize that you’re living a life that’s not reality. You’re trying to find a fix, no matter how you do it. You just needed that. And in the end you get stuck in this place of nothingness.
You need to get that falling feeling. Almost every time someone is in this place and they need my help I always tell them that the only way to get better is to be bare. Naked. Clean. You need to almost make yourself a new slate. And how in heeeck am I supposed to do that Hannah Martin? Well here’s a secret for you flickr, I don’t have all the answers because everyone has different problems. But a start could simply be, you realizing that you’ve forgotten about reality and you’re playing pretend because you’re afraid to face it. When it comes to faith so many people live double lives. I always thought it was okay, and I still believe if you try to be perfect you’ll wound up even worse off. However, two of my closest friends who happen to be the biggest encouragements for me are living these lives where they go and party and get drunk or get high. Then they brush it off with a “oh it’s no big deal” or “oh, I’m being careful” and you know, I always accepted that. But I did it too and it screwed me over. I’m watching it slowly screw them over because they’re living this life that’s not reality. The saddest part is they…oh my gosh…they were so crazily on fire. The things they did made me want to be them. I looked up to them and of course, I still do and in no way am I judging them. But some days I look at them and I wish I was able to give them the ‘kick’.
However I can’t. With my own life too and you might understand what I’m talking about, w hen it comes to my faith I know that the only way I can live a life ‘fully’ and ‘completely’ for God is if I give myself up to him completely. That means giving up that double life. That means letting yourself go so you can just fall. Maybe for you, you’re scared of being hurt again by someone and that leaves you in this place of feeling nothing at all. Maybe you just need to let yourself go and let yourself fall. Maybe that’s the only way to feel alive again.
Like the movie, we need to wake up and realize we can’t keep living in a world that is not real. Because it won’t last. It’s like jumping out of a plane, there are soo many things that could go wrong but it’s worth it.
One last thing, how many of you remember Esther? She’s one of my favourite people in the bible. She was a jewish girl who ended up marrying a King. Said Kind did not know she was Jewish(which was done to protect her safety). There was this rule, you do not see the King without being invited. The penalty of disobeying that was death. However, Haman, the King’s advisor, had a plan to kill all the Jews and he deceived the King into agreeing with it. When Esther got news of this she knew she was the only hope left to save her people but then again she faced the fact that she could very well lose her life. Still, with a bravery that is mind-blowing Esther confronted the King who spared her life. In the end, she was honest about her true faith and ended up saving her people because of her bravery.
That’s pretty encouraging. God will never give us something we cannot handle, as he did with Esther. That’s all it takes to let yourself fall. Bravery. Courage. Honesty. So are you ready to give yourself the kick and actually wake up? Are you ready to face the reality that you’ve been hiding from for so long? I hope you are because there’s a world out there that needs you. Not when you’re dreaming, they need you awake.
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