` Arts & Culture – Be'chol Lashon

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.

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.

Don’t Underestimate Israeli-American Basketball Star Alysha Clark

Jackie Powell, Hey Alma, 10/12/2020

Fresh off her second WNBA championship, Clark tells Alma about connecting with her Jewish heritage and the power of Shabbat.

Why Ziggy Marley Made a Children’s Album During Quarantine

Patrick Doyle, RollingStone, 09/23/2020

Marley recruited friends including Sheryl Crow, Alanis Morissette, Ben Harper, and more for a joyous new LP.

Our Lady in Tehran

Shai Secunda, Jewish Review of Books, 09/01/2020

What are these two Israeli women doing in a Tehrani airport bathroom?

In Tahara, a Black Queer Jewish Teen Navigates Grief and Toxicity

Daniel Reynolds, The Advocate, 08/29/2020

Director Olivia Peace discusses making her groundbreaking coming-of-age film and its themes of race, religion, and mourning.

This New Disney+ Show May Feature a Black Jewish Character!

Emily Burack, Kveller, 08/06/2020

There’s a new Proud Family character, and we couldn’t be more excited!