A friend from Florida sent me a link to this YouTube video of Vanessa Hidary, “The Hebrew Mamita.” It is a Def Poetry Jam performance that was originally broadcast on HBO in 2003. The message is powerful.
In a 2003 interview, Ms. Hidary said, “There is a voice missing in the urban setting – the non-apologetic Jewish voice.” She has certainly stepped up and filled the void.
Warning: There is one spoken “F-Bomb” in the performance.
If that bothers you, then please don’t watch the video.
Hip-Hop Mameleh [Jewish World Review; May 13, 2003]