A-WA: Tiny Desk Concert

Bob Boilen, NPR, 09/03/2019

Their songs mix Yemenite and Arabic traditions with splashes of reggae and hip-hop.

“Can you Dig it?” Nuyorican History in Ghetto Brother: Warrior to Peacemaker

Jennifer Caroccio Maldonado, The MNT, 08/28/2019

In this third installment of “Latinx Comic Biographies and Graphic Memoirs” series, I dive into how Voloj and Ahlering illustrate the 1970s South Bronx, which chronicles the life of Nuyorican Benjamin “Bengy” Melendez, former gang leader and community activist.

A Sephardic Rosh Hashanah Seder

Rahel Musleah, My Jewish Learning, 07/16/2019

This ritual for the Jewish New Year goes far beyond dipping apples in honey.

Music's Power: Ethiopian Rapper Teddy Neguse Challenges Police Brutality Through Rap Music

Amenna Dayo, The African Exponent, 07/12/2019

“Music is the weapon of the future”

15 Rabbis to follow on twitter that will change the way you think about Rabbis

Emily Burack, Alma, 07/01/2019

Twitter can be a terrible place (for example, it has a Nazi problem and lots of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories). But it can also be delightful — full of stories about puppies, jokes about Jared Kushner and Cynthia Nixon’s bagel order, and Russian Doll tweets. But there’s one segment of Twitter that could actually make your scrolling experience meaningful: rabbis.

Shavuot Is About A Poor Convert — Would Your Community Welcome Her Today?

Sharon Weiss-Greenberg, Forward, 06/04/2019

Can we, or do we, see past the labels to create an inclusive community where those born in the margins need not remain there? The story of Ruth raises issues that are atypical from much of our biblical narrative, and Gleanings: Reflections on Ruth, a new anthology of modern commentaries on Ruth, edited by Stuart Halpern (Yeshiva University Press/Koren Publishers 2019), seeks to answer some of those questions.

A-Wa, a Band of Yemenite Jewish Sisters, Wants You to Feel at Home

Emily Burack, Alma, 05/29/2019

Let us introduce you to a band of sisters with the last name Haim. No, not the ones you’re thinking of. Tair, Liron, and Tagel Haim are sisters from southern Israel, and together they form a band called A-WA (Arabic for “Yes,” pronounced AY-wah).

Her home-cooked Yemenite Jewish food is an homage to family, and now a business

Alix Wall, J, 05/21/2019

For Israelis living abroad, one bite of the traditional flaky Yemenite Jewish pancake called malawach can transport them back home.

The Ethiopian Israeli Artist Whose 'Black Art' Gives Power to the People

Vered Lee, Haaretz, 05/10/2019

Nirit Takele says she has always painted about the disadvantaged Ethiopian community; it’s not some stream of ‘black art’ shown for the trendy in New York or London