` Arts & Culture – Be'chol Lashon

Flory Jagoda Dedicated Her Life to Preserving Ladino Music—and Inspired Me to Do the Same

Sarah Aroeste, Jewish&, 02/03/2021

Like her most famous song, “Ocho Kandelikas,” Jagoda exuded an infectious joy.

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'

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

David Diggs discusses new single 'Hanukkah Puppy'.

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.”

The Sixth Night of Hanukkah: Rosh Chodesh

Rabbi Ruth Abusch-Magder, Jewish&, 12/01/2020

Da Costa's 'Hanukkah Moon' reminds us that the sixth night of Hanukkah is a particularly special night of the holiday.

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

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

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

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.