This Artist Draws on African and Jewish Heritages to Make Something New

This Artist Draws on African and Jewish Heritages to Make Something New

Chloe Sarbib, Alma, 03/25/2021

Alma talked to Olivia Guterson, or Midnight Olive, about her intricate black-and-white line work and bringing Jewish themes into the present.

World’s 1st female rabbi led a 16th century Mosul yeshiva for Kurdish Jewry

World’s 1st female rabbi led a 16th century Mosul yeshiva for Kurdish Jewry

Renee Ghert-Zand, Times of Israel, 01/30/2021

Journalist and novelist Sigal Samuel honors her Iraqi Jewish heritage with picture book about Osnat Barazani, whose life was a real-life early Yentl story set in the Middle East.

Daveed Diggs, Jonathan Snipes Talk New Holiday Song, ‘Puppy For Hanukkah’

Daveed Diggs, Jonathan Snipes Talk New Holiday Song, 'Puppy For Hanukkah'

Michale Martin, All Things Considered - NPR, 12/13/2020

David Diggs discusses new single 'Hanukkah Puppy'.

WATCH: Daveed Diggs’ new ‘Puppy for Hanukkah’ song

WATCH: Daveed Diggs’ new ‘Puppy for Hanukkah’ song

Shira Hanau, JTA, 12/04/2020

This year’s most catchy addition to the holiday canon may be Oakland native Daveed Diggs’ new rap, “Puppy for Hanukkah.”

Leslie Odom Jr. and Nicolette Robinson Sing <i>Maoz Tzur</i>

Leslie Odom Jr. and Nicolette Robinson Sing Maoz Tzur

Leslie Odom Jr., Moment, 12/01/2020

Leslie Odom Jr.: I wanted to make sure that the Festival of Lights was represented in the album.

Black Jewish novelist Walter Mosley honored with National Book Foundation’s lifetime achievement award

Black Jewish novelist Walter Mosley honored with National Book Foundation’s lifetime achievement award

Emily Burack, JTA, 11/19/2020

The Black Jewish novelist received one of the National Book Foundation’s highest honors on Wednesday night: the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

Q & A | Black, deaf, and Jewish filmmaker Eli Steele is challenging how we view race

Q & A | Black, deaf, and Jewish filmmaker Eli Steele is challenging how we view race

Batya Ungar-Sargon, The Forward, 11/10/2020

When Eli Steele, who is deaf in addition to being Black and Jewish, wanted to become a filmmaker, he was joining a long line of people who refused to accept what society told them about themselves.

Yiddisher Black cantors from 100 years ago rediscovered thanks to rare recording

Yiddisher Black cantors from 100 years ago rediscovered thanks to rare recording

Renee Ghert-Zand, The Times of Israel, 11/01/2020

Discographer Henry Sapoznik tracks down record by international Yiddish-language performer Thomas LaRue, and slips into a rabbit hole of Black Jewish history.

From the Ghetto to the Mainstream

From the Ghetto to the Mainstream

Linda Abdul Aziz Menuhin, The Tel Aviv Review of Books, 11/01/2020

Arabic music in Israel has achieved great success over the last two decades.