Reminder that Jews for Jesus is a Christian organization created to aggressively proselytize among Jews.
This often involves harassing Jews in Jewish spaces.
Some bizarre experiences I have had with them are threaded below.
(THIS WILL GET VERY STRANGE)
A note that they have various different subgroups ("Messianic Jews" is along the same lines) and their tactics might also be different country to country, I did not ask all of them which exact denomination they belonged to.
(I did ask some of them.)
They heavily recruit in Eastern Europe. Right now probably more heavily than in the US, today's events notwithstanding.
Actual Jewish organizations are also heavily active in Eastern Europe, bc we went through many years of state-mandated atheism in recent history.
Introducing trans and/or intersex characters - some common and less common pitfalls!
(A note that here I also include all sorts of nonbinary, genderqueer, gender-nonconforming and other kinds of non-cis / gender-atypical characters too, even if they are not explicitly labeled trans; but that wouldn't fit into the word limit. Sorry about that!)
A few words about me before I get to the pitfalls:
I both edit and review a lot of trans-related fiction. I edited Transcendent 2: The Year's Best Transgender Speculative Fiction 2016 (#Lammys winner) and the upcoming Transcendent 3 too. :)
2100 words, contemporary portal fantasy deconstruction + sense of wonder + feels!
(Content warning for physical injury + threat of death.)
Choice quote :) :
"Up until then, you’d just assumed that most people couldn’t even see the doors, let alone go through them; you’d had plumbers in to fix the bathroom after the cheetah incident, and they hadn’t seen anything."
I really liked the feelings the protagonist had about the portals and how this conflicted with everyday life, the need to pay bills, etc.
I also enjoyed the second person narration! I only realized halfway through the story was in second person, it's done very smoothly -