The Days of Awe are the period around the Jewish high holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. There are so many fabulous Jewish characters who are so often written on both fanfic and canon as Jewish in name only. This challenge encompassing the days of awe between those two holy days will highlight those Jewish characters and their Judaism.
From September 1-September 30, 2013 (26 Elul, 5773- 26th of Tishrei, 5774) this challenge will be open.
About Days of Awesome 2013 (5774) (DaysofAwesome2013)
The Days of Awe are the period around the Jewish high holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. There are so many fabulous Jewish characters who are so often written on both fanfic and canon as Jewish in name only. This 30-day challenge focused on the days of awe between those two holy days will highlight those Jewish characters and their Judaism.
When? September 1-September 30, 2013 (26 Elul, 5773- 26th of Tishrei, 5774)
What kind of challenge? Just post your stories. They will not be anonymous, no prompts necessary.
Length? Whatever you want.
Does the author need to be Jewish? No! All authors are welcome.
What does "being Jewish" mean? That is your call, as the author. I'm not touching that with a ten foot yad.
What about meta / RPF / vids / other fanworks? Please do! If you're not comfortable posting to the AO3, post on the LJ/DW comms. (If you only have an account on one of those systems, let me know and I can post a pointer from the other.)
Write whatever you want, as long as it features Jewish characters being Jewish, where "being Jewish" is defined by you. Just feature their Judaism in some way or another: religious, cultural, geographical, ethnic, family, or any way at all. Characters who are Jews of color, Jews with disabilities, and non-Ashkenaz Jews are particularly welcome. Please warn for in-character... is there a collective noun for anti-semitism, racism, fatphobia, sexism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, etc.? Kyriarchical bigotry?
Post stories from Sunday September 1 until Monday September 30. Stories will be visible and non-anonymous.
Remember that all stories will feature a (canonically or non-canonically) Jewish character being noticeably Jewish, where "being Jewish" is defined by you.
Some suggestions for Jewish characters
Babylon 5: Susan Ivanova
Being Human (UK): George
Brothers & Sisters: Saul Holden; Nora, Sarah, Kitty, Tommy, Kevin, and Justin
Buffy: Willow Rosenberg
Community: Annie Edison
Dead Like Me: Rube Sofer
DC comics: Kate Kane (Batwoman), Harley Quinn
Entourage: Ari Gold
Firefly / Serenity: Mr. Universe
Glee: Rachel Berry, Noah Puckerman
Grey's Anatomy: Cristina Yang
Homicide: Life on the Street: Detective John Munch (cf. L&O)
Heroes: Matt Parkman, Hana Gitelman
House: James Wilson, Lisa Cuddy, Chris Taub, Lawrence Kutner
Leverage: Mikel Dayan, the Mossad agent from "The Two Live Crew Job"
Law and Order universe: Detective John Munch (cf. HLOTS), Danielle Melnick, Randy Dworkin, Lenny Briscoe
Marvel comics: Kitty Pryde, Bobby Drake, Erik Lensherr (Magneto), Ben Grimm, Wiccan, Scarlet Witch (Jewish father), Quicksilver (Jewish father), Gertrude Yorkes
Mr. and Mrs. Smith: Jane Smith
NCIS: Ziva David
New Amsterdam: Eva Marquez
Numb3rs: Don, Charlie and Alan Eppes
Pushing Daisies: Charlotte, Lily, Vivian, and Charles Charles
Sentinel: Blair and Naomi Sandburg
Sports Night: Dan Rydell, Jeremy Goodwin
Stargate: SG-1: Dr. Robert Rothman
Star Trek: the Next Generation: Worf and Alexander, through the probable Jewishness of the Sergey and Helena Rozhenko
Starsky and Hutch: David Starsky
Studio 60: Matt Albie
Temeraire: Avram and Sara Maden
The West Wing: Josh Lyman, Toby Ziegler
The Wire: Rhonda Pearlman, Maury Levy
X-Files: Fox Mulder, probably
Or check the Wikipedia list of fictitious Jews for many more.