JewAsian: Race, Religion, and Identity for America's Newest Jews

Helen Kiyong Kim and Noah Samuel Leavitt, University of Nebraska Press, 07/01/2016

JewAsian is a qualitative examination of the intersection of race, religion, and ethnicity in the increasing number of households that are Jewish American and Asian American. Helen Kiyong Kim and Noah Samuel Leavitt’s book explores the larger social dimensions of intermarriages to explain how these particular unions reflect not only the identity of married individuals but also the communities to which they belong.

Yarmulkes & Fitted Caps

Aaron Levy Samuels, Write Bloody Publishing, 09/05/2013

In this ground-breaking collection of poems, Samuels examines the beauty and contradictions of his own mixed identity with gut-wrenching narratives, humor, and passionate verve.

Encyclopedia of the Jewish Diaspora: Origins, Experiences, and Culture 1st Edition

M. Avrum Ehrlich, Noam Urbach, Carl Hoffman and Jonathan Goldstein, ABC-CLIO, 10/03/2008

See "Jews of Kaifeng, China" (2009) pages (1160-1167). "Jews in China" (2009) pages (1155-1159). "Jews in Shanghai"(2009) pages (1172-1176). "Jews in China"(2009) pages (1182-1185).

The Jews in China

Pan Guang, China Intercontinental Press, 08/01/2004

A fascinating photographic record that illustrates four historical migrations of Jews to China: Yuan dynasty Jews in Kaifeng, mid-nineteenth century Baghdadi merchants in Shanghai, early twentieth century migrants from Russia, and mid twentieth century refugees from Nazi Germany. Black and white photographs, Chinese and English commentary throughout.

Black, White, and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self

Rebecca Walker, Riverhead Books, 01/01/2001

The Civil Rights movement brought author Alice Walker and lawyer Mel Leventhal together, and in 1969 their daughter, Rebecca, was born. Some saw this unusual copper-colored girl as an outrage or an oddity; others viewed her as a symbol of harmony, a triumph of love over hate. But after her parents divorced, leaving her a lonely only child ferrying between two worlds that only seemed to grow further apart, Rebecca was no longer sure what she represented. In this book, Rebecca Leventhal Walker attempts to define herself as a soul instead of a symbol—and offers a new look at the challenge of personal identity, in a story at once strikingly unique and truly universal.

The Book of Jewish Food: An Odyssey from Samarkand to New York

Claudia Roden, Knopf, 01/01/1998

A monumental work that traces the development of both Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jewish communities and their cuisine over the centuries. The 800 magnificent recipes, many never before documented, represent treasures garnered bu Roden through nearly 15 years of traveling around the world.

Chinese Jews

William Charles White, Paragon Book Reprint Corp, 01/01/1966

A compilation of matters relating to the Jews of Kʻai-fêng Fu.

How Jews Became White Folks and What That Says About Race in America

Karen Brodkin, Rutgers University Press, 01/01/1998

The history of Jews in the United States is one of racial change that provides useful insights on race in America. Prevailing classifications have sometimes assigned Jews to the white race and at other times have created an off-white racial designation for them. Those changes in racial assignment have shaped the ways American Jews of different eras have constructed their ethnoracial identities. Brodkin illustrates these changes through an analysis of her own family's multigenerational experience. She shows how Jews experience a kind of double vision that comes from racial middleness: on the one hand, marginality wit regard to whiteness; on the other, whiteness and belonging with regard to blackness.